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Britain's sexiest farmers live right here in the West Country

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: January 17, 2014

  • Rachel Churches, 18, of Godney, Somerset who is in the running for the title of Britain's Sexiest Farmer Picture: Steve Roberts

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The search for Britain's Sexiest Farmer is on and as you would expect, the West Country looks to be leading the field after TV fashion expert Gok Wan helped select the shortlist.

The contest being run by Farmers Weekly attracted 300 entries from across the nation. The ten finalists include four from the West Country, with Somerset and Dorset providing the youngest, and oldest, entrants.

A public vote online from today until January 24 will decide the winning man and winning woman. To vote, visit www.fwi.co.uk/sexyfarmer

Gok Wan said: "I absolutely adored looking at the entries for this competition. I've seen a few hot country people in my time, but these guys took my breath away."

Rachel Churches, 18, from Godney in Somerset was nominated by parents Jenny and Michael. She is in her final year at Hartpury College.

Her parents said: "She's not scared of getting her hands dirty, and is up for anything including welding, milking, and especially tractor driving, doing grain/silage and maize hauling. Rachel's a keen member of Somerset Young Farmers and feels strongly about promoting farming."

Also in the running are single mother Judi James, 52, from Dorset, an award-winning veal farmer; Graeme Moon, 31, from Somerset, who works with his father and brothers on a beef and pig farm; and tenant farmer Hugh Morrison, 40, from Wiltshire and a former fireman. Other hopefuls include Kate Lywood from Sussex, and entrants from Yorkshire, Kent, Hampshire, Norfolk and Cornwall.

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