JIMMY Doherty is understood for his TV work and for being chef Jamie Oliver’s finest pal. Now a star in his personal proper, the Suffolk-base
JIMMY Doherty is understood for his TV work and for being chef Jamie Oliver’s finest pal.
Now a star in his personal proper, the Suffolk-based farmer hosts Meals Unwrapped alongside Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbutt – in addition to star on Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night time Feast.
Who’s Jimmy Doherty?
A farmer by commerce, Jimmy educated as a pig farmer again in 2002, the identical 12 months he met his wife-to-be Michaela, who was working as a runner on a Jamie Oliver present.
Jimmy arrange his personal farm in Essex referred to as The Essex Pig Firm – which is healthier recognized now as Jimmy’s Farm.
Jimmy married spouse Michaela Furney in 2009 at their farm in Suffolk, the pair have two daughters, Molly Rose and Cora Mae.
How does Jimmy know Jamie Oliver?
Jimmy and Jamie are childhood buddies, in an interview with the Radio Occasions, the pair had been requested after they met: “After we had been three” stated Jimmy, “No, after we had been one” Jamie added.
The pair went to highschool collectively and grew up within the village of Clavering in Essex as youngsters.
One in all Jimmy’s first jobs was doing the washing up at an area pub owned by Jamie’s mother and father, and the pair stated as youngsters they had been ‘like an identical twins’.
The pair stated Jimmy was the extra tutorial buddy, Jamie stated: “College wasn’t the place to have us each collectively.
“We had an excessive amount of enjoyable and I held him again.”
After leaving faculty Jamie pursued catering school while Jimmy accomplished a level in zoology and a PhD in entomology, the examine of bugs.
How did Jimmy get into TV from farming?
In 2003, Jimmy obtained a enterprise mortgage from finest mate Jamie and purchased his first farm, this gave him his first large break as BBC 2 televised ‘Jimmy’s Farm’.
Since then, Jimmy has been concerned in an entire vary of reveals documenting his farming profession, together with Disaster on Jimmy’s Farm, Jimmy’s Farming Heroes, Jimmy’s Meals Manufacturing unit and Jimmy and the Big Grocery store.
The farmer’s most constant gig has been the Meals Unwrapped sequence, which he has fronted since 2012.
Meals Unwrapped follows presenters Jimmy, Kate and Matt on worldwide adventures to seek out out the place our favorite meals actually come from.
The place is Jimmy’s Farm and is it open to the general public?
Jimmy’s farm is located in Suffolk and is open to members of the general public 7 days every week.
Entry is free and the farm has a restaurant, farm store, outlets and gardens on website.
In February this 12 months, the farm was ram-raided by thieves who crashed their automobile into a store onsite.
The group made off with a haul of over 100 costly Barbour and Schoffel-branded coats.
In the summertime, the farm hosts Jimmy’s Competition which takes place in July this 12 months.
Occasions and musicians embody pop band Scouting For Ladies, Chas and Dave, comedy duo Dick and Dom and X Issue winner Matt Cardle.
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What TV is Jimmy Doherty concerned in at the moment?
Jimmy has been concerned in Meals Unwrapped which sees him journey the globe to find the secrets and techniques behind mass-food manufacturing in addition to assembly growers, manufacturing unit homeowners and technicians.
Jimmy not too long ago stepped away from meals and farmyards and ventured into the good outdoor, internet hosting the most recent sequence of Escape To The Wild on Channel 4.
He additionally stars in Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night time Feast alongside Jamie Oliver.