You may recognise the distinctive voice narrating Channel 5’s This Week on the Farm but did you know it’s a JLS member who is also a farmer?
JB Gill has been narrating the show reporting from farms all over the country in this new series.
The 34-year-old originally from Croydon was one of four members of boyband JLS.
Together with Oritsé Williams, Marvin Humes and Aston Merrygold, the group went on to have a hugely successful, award-winning career.
After the band split, JB got into turkey farming and now owns his own 11-acre farm in Kent.
His farm produces award-winning KellyBronze turkeys and free-range Tamworth pigs.
He says about his decision to run a farm: “It was about having a sanctuary to escape to.
“I wanted somewhere peaceful I could escape to on the rare occasion I had time to myself. Here became the perfect place for me to relax and recharge before heading back out on the road.
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“One similarity is that you are busy all of the time and every day there is something to do. But whilst I had a manager in showbusiness, when you run a farm, you need to keep on top of everything.”
In 2008, JB started dating dancer Chloe Tangney, and the two married in 2014.
They went on to have two children – Ace and Chiara.
As for the wedding, JB told Hello magazine: “For me, it’s a big thing.
“When you get married, it’s not just you any more, it’s the two of you and I’m looking forward to reflecting that in our home and making it our house.
“Today has been the best day of our lives and for now, we’re happy to spend some time enjoying what we have and getting used to being husband and wife.
“It feels so good to finally be able to say that.”