Great Yorkshire Show: The One Show visits Harrogate

Alex Jones, Reporter for the BBC One Show will be at the GYS when the show visits Harrogate
Alex Jones, Reporter for the BBC One Show will be at the GYS when the show visits Harrogate

This year’s Great Yorkshire Show will give visitors an extra treat when it plays host to one of the BBC’s most popular TV programmes.

The One Show, which regularly attracts more than 4 million viewers will be broadcast live on the Wednesday of the show for an hour.

Series Editor, Gareth Collett said: “The One Show likes to reflect what people are talking about and doing across the country. The Great Yorkshire Show has always been an important part of the year not only for the people of Yorkshire, but for the farming community as well, so it makes perfect sense for us to seize this opportunity to make our first visit to such a historic and still very relevant event. I also hear the pies are good.”

The famous One Show set, complete with sofa, will be recreated at the heart of the event on the President’s Lawn, overlooking the Main Ring.

This will be a first for both the show and the programme since the entire programme has never before been broadcast ‘live’ from an agricultural event.

The programme will give an “as it happens” overview of the show, with a peek behind the scenes and will meet the characters who are passionate about the event’s ethos.

Presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones who will also have the chance to experience the sights and stalls of the countryside event.

Bill Cowling, Show Director said: “The One Show has a hugely successful formula of combining the fun and quirky with information and insight, which is a similar ethos to our own. On the one hand we showcase the best of British farming and on the other it’s a fun day out for all the family so there is much synergy between us.

“I’m sure our visitors will relish seeing what lies behind creating a successful TV programme as well as meeting Matt, Alex and the team as they experience the Great Yorkshire Show for themselves.”