Sugar Free Farm is back, following a brand new cast of famous faces as they turn their backs on their unhealthy diets and lifestyles and embrace long gruelling days of farm work in return for a diet of natural wholesome food. This year things are tougher as they'll be spending even longer on the farm - going cold turkey from sugar, refined carbohydrates, bad fats and unhealthy, cheap, meat. But will cutting out the rubbish prove to be too much for some? Or will it make life sweeter than ever?
Stepping up to the sugar free plate include actor Peter Davison, former Conservative Party MP Ann Widdecombe, comedian Joe Pasquale, showbiz reporter Alison Hammond, TOWIE’s Gemma Collins and Britain’s Got Talent finalists, Stavros Flatley.
Tucked away in the rolling Hampshire countryside, the seven sugar-loving stars will turn their backs on their unhealthy lifestyles and embrace long gruelling days of farm work in exchange for only natural, wholesome food. Over the course of the 15-day challenge, the famous farmhands will find themselves either working on the farm or based in the kitchen preparing and cooking the healthy sugar free meals for the whole group to enjoy.
It’s the third episode, and the celebrities have reached the halfway mark on the farm. Eight days in and they are no longer craving the sweet stuff, but there’s no rest for the wicked as resident nutritionist Hala El-Shafie is raising the stakes…big fat juicy steaks.
For some of the famous faces, hard decisions need to be made, as they must pick some of the farm’s livestock to send to slaughter. While Alison and Peter struggle to play god when it comes to the young buffalo, Joe finds the life and death decisions of selecting which pigs to send to the abattoir too much. He says: “I’ve just realised what I’m doing, I don’t want to do it no more. I’m choosing the ones that are going to die, I don’t want to do it…I’m actually sending them to their deaths.”
In the Walled Garden, Gemma hopes her efforts will earn her and her fellow farm hands some delicious vegetables for that night’s dinner, but head gardener Andre isn’t too optimistic. He says: “Gemma, she is a nightmare, she is not used to this physical work…I try to be strict today and get the job done.”
Elsewhere, as the celebrities begin to feel the benefits of sticking to the farm’s natural, healthy diet, Stavros Flatley Senior has a rude awakening about his famously large belly as he undergoes an MRI scan. He says: “Today really hit home…always joking about it, always, ‘It’s the belly, it’s the belly’, so I’m going to do something about it, I swear.”
Also in tonight’s episode, Joe faces a real test for someone with no stomach for slaughter as he makes black pudding, Ann and Gemma take control of a couple of tractors and make hay while the sun shines, and Stavros Flatley Junior is confronted with the grim truth about his beloved breakfast sausage sarnies.
Finally, with juicy buffalo steaks on the menu for dinner, it looks like Gemma picked the wrong day to go vegetarian.