Vinnie Jones to star in ‘the next Clarkson’s Farm’: New series shows former football hardman goes green as he transforms his dilapidated farm
- Vinnie Jones will star in a docuseries showing how he transforms a Sussex farm
Hollywood superstar and hardman Vinnie Jones is set to star in a brand new documentary series called the ‘next Clarkson’s Farm’.
The ex-footballer is teaming up with Lime Pictures – the makers of Hollyoaks and Geordie Shore – on a docuseries about his new life on a sprawling 147-acre plot of land on a farm in West Sussex.
It comes after the tragic death of his wife Tanya, who he was married to for 25 years before sadly losing her to cancer in July 2019 aged just 53.
Mr Jones, 58, sold their former home in Watford and their home in LA because he couldn’t cope with the idea of living there without his beloved wife.
Vinnie Jones photographs with his wife Tanya. After her sad death, Vinnie Jones pushed himself out of his comfort zone
Pictured: Vinnie Jones on the hunt. His new series is being compared to Clarkson’s Farm, which shows the petrolhead trying to build a profitable farming business
But following Tanya’s sad passing, he pushed himself out of his comfort zone by starring in Celebrity . .
The series will also build on his passion for the British countryside.
Mr Jones said: ‘Most people know me as a professional footballer or Hollywood hardman, but what they probably don’t know is that all that hard work is to support my real passion: my home in the great British countryside.
‘I grew up living on the land and can’t wait to show people the joy and beauty of our countryside, and the rewards of old-fashioned hard work. Bring it on.’
As part of the transformation, Mr Jones and his team will look to develop new conservation methods, restore habitats and attract wildlife.
It’s a similar premise to Clarkson’s Farm, the Amazon series that features Grand Tour and former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson as he attempts to turn his ‘Diddly Squat Farm’ into a sustainable and profitable business.
Vinnie Jones is best known as an ex-football player and also plays tough Hollywood roles. (Pictured: Mr. Jones on the set of Lockstock and Two Smoking Barrels, 1997)
Mr Clarkson named his farm ‘Diddly Squat’ because of the meager amount of money the farm makes.
The series was produced for Warner Bros. Discovery UK & Ireland ordered by Clare Laycock, SVP Head of Content, Networks & Streaming.
They said in a statement: “After decades on the football field and on the big screen, we are thrilled to bring Vinnie Jones and this heartwarming new series to Discovery+.
“Vinnie’s charisma, determination and fiery personality shine through in this series and viewers will love getting to know a surprising new side of this tough-as-nails footballer: a true country gentleman.”
Becky Cadman, Creative Director of Format & Talent at Lime Pictures, added: “We are thrilled to be working with Warner Bros. Discovery to bring Vinnie Jones’ rural vision to life. Expect chaos, comedy and a lot of heart.’