Meet Reuben Owen, the Yorkshire Farm Boy Who Won Our Hearts on TV
Reuben Owen’s life story is nothing short of incredible. He’s gone from being a regular farm kid in Yorkshire to becoming a TV sensation that captured our hearts.
Reuben, the oldest of nine children in the Owen family, had an unconventional childhood. He started appearing on TV when he was just eight years old, but he wasn’t playing video games or riding bikes like most kids his age. Instead, he was working on his parents’ massive sheep farm in Swaledale, helping with everything from moving heavy bales of wool to chasing pesky moles across their vast 2,000-acre property. Reuben’s work ethic was off the charts. He could even assist in lamb births and handle tools before he could read or write.
In 2011, the Owens’ TV journey began with a documentary about the Yorkshire Dales. They soon became household names through their Channel 5 show, “Our Yorkshire Farm,” with Amanda Owen, the Yorkshire Shepherdess, taking center stage. However, after five successful seasons, the show came to an end in 2021 amid rumors about Amanda’s personal life, including her separation from Clive, her husband of 22 years.
During this time, Reuben quietly rose to stardom. TV executives recognized his no-nonsense attitude, strong work ethic, and the public’s fascination with his budding romance with girlfriend Sarah Dow. Much like Kaleb Cooper on “Clarkson’s Farm,” Reuben’s down-to-earth personality and dedication to farm work have made him a TV sensation, loved by viewers of all ages.
Reuben and Sarah, a couple since December 2021, share a love for farm machinery. They’ve shared their farm repair adventures on platforms like TikTok and Instagram, gaining a substantial following. Sarah’s appearances alongside Reuben on “Beyond The Yorkshire Farm” have also been well-received, highlighting their strong connection.
Recently, Amanda decided to put her personal issues behind her and reunite with her estranged husband Clive and their grown-up son Reuben for a new TV comeback. They’re filming a Channel 4 series called “Our Farm Next Door,” where they’ll work together to renovate an old farmhouse near their famous Ravenseat hill farm.
Amanda’s decision to reunite with her family on screen may be fueled by a desire to recapture the wholesome family image that initially made “Our Yorkshire Farm” a massive hit. Brand expert Nick Ede predicts that Reuben will play a pivotal role in the success of the new show. His presence and the interactions between Amanda, Reuben, and his girlfriend Sarah are likely to be the show’s winning formula.
Despite the ups and downs in their personal lives, the Owens continue to work together and care for their animals. They are a testament to the enduring strength of family bonds, even in the face of challenges.
As we watch the Owens embark on new adventures and tackle fresh challenges, it’s clear that Reuben’s star is on the rise, and he’s helping his family’s legacy continue to shine.