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Kelvin Fletcher insists life as a father and farmer isn’t glamorous

‘Every top I’ve got has baby sick on the shoulder!’ Kelvin Fletcher insists his life as a father of four on his Peak District farm is a far cry from the glitz and glamour of his former showbiz life

  • Former Emmerdale actor and 2019 Strictly Come Dancing winner Kelvin Fletcher, 38, insists he does not lead a glamorous lifestyle
  • The star moved from Manchester to a 120-acre farm in the Peak District in February last year with his wife Liz and their children Marnie, six, Milo, three 
  • Kelvin, who is now also father to twins Maximus and Mateusz, six months, made a series about his life in the country, Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure
  • He said: ‘It may seem like we have a showbizzy life, but every top I’ve got has baby sick on the shoulder’ 

Kelvin Fletcher insists he does not lead a showbiz lifestyle, claiming: ‘Every top I’ve got has baby sick on the shoulder.’

The former Emmerdale star, 38, who won Strictly Come Dancing with Oti Mabuse in 2019, moved from Manchester to a 120-acre farm in the Peak District in February last year with his wife Liz and their children Marnie, six, Milo, three.

Actor Kelvin, who is now also father to twins Maximus and Mateusz, six months, made a BBC fly-on-the-wall show about his life in the country, Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure, and he says he’s more likely to be seen surrounded by animals than striking a pose on the red carpet. 

Normality: Kelvin Fletcher, 38, insists he does not lead a showbiz lifestyle, claiming: ‘Every top I’ve got has baby sick on the shoulder’

The screen star told the Mirror: ‘It may seem like we have a showbizzy life, but every top I’ve got has baby sick on the shoulder.

‘That’s just the way it is, as any parent will tell you. There have been so many highlights this year.

‘We’re still only in our second year on the farm with a lot to learn but it’s great.’

New life: The former Emmerdale star moved from Manchester to a 120-acre farm in the Peak District in February last year with his wife Liz and their children Marnie, six, Milo, three

New life: The former Emmerdale star moved from Manchester to a 120-acre farm in the Peak District in February last year with his wife Liz and their children Marnie, six, Milo, three

Kelvin had planned to move his family to America but the pandemic put a stop to that.

However, he insists he wouldn’t have it any other way, saying: ‘We wouldn’t change it.’

Their six-part series, filmed over the summer last year, saw the family ‘decamp to the countryside’ as they built a new life on their farm.

Hard at work: The screen star, who won Strictly in 2019, told the Mirror : 'It may seem like we have a showbizzy life, but every top I’ve got has baby sick on the shoulder'

Hard at work: The screen star, who won Strictly in 2019, told the Mirror : ‘It may seem like we have a showbizzy life, but every top I’ve got has baby sick on the shoulder’

They insist they have been welcomed by the local farming community and Kelvin and his family have clearly embraced the lifestyle as they continue to document their exploits on the dedicated Instagram page.

The family have even written a new book, Fletcher On The Farm, which was out last month, as well as an audiobook version.  

Back in June, Kelvin’s wife Liz has revealed she had a 5am hospital dash before giving birth to twin boys.

The actress and voiceover artist said she had feared Kelvin might not make it to her bedside in time for the birth.

Liz told HELLO! magazine: ‘I woke up in the morning and my waters had broken.  

‘I rang the hospital and they said to come in. Kelvin had to stay with the kids, so I drove myself to the hospital, which is an hour away, at 5am.

‘I was a bit panicky that Kelvin might miss the birth if it happened straight away. They did a scan and told me, “It’s going to be today.”‘

Happy parents: Kelvin and his wife Liz welcomed twins Maximus and Mateusz, six months, to the world earlier this year

Happy parents: Kelvin and his wife Liz welcomed twins Maximus and Mateusz, six months, to the world earlier this year

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