For a good while, farming was all Tom Pemberton knew.

His teenage years were spent on the fields during weekends and summer breaks before studying at the Royal Agricultural College when he got to the age of 18.

Now, the Lytham farmer who runs Birks Farm has found himself presenting a brand new BBC show after compiling almost 90million views on his popular YouTube channel.

Tom is the face of new BBC show The Fast And The Farmer(ish), a seven-part series providing a glimpse into the lives of young farmers across the country.

And to make things that little bit more exciting, the show will focus on tractor-driving talents pitting two teams of petrol heads and their ‘souped up’ tractors against each other in a series of entertaining and imaginative challenges that puts their driving skill and vehicle power to the test.

Across the series, teams from Wales, England, Northern Ireland and Scotland will compete via heats, semis and a grand final, with the winner claiming overall bragging rights for their nation.

"In September, I went back to Ireland and we filmed the pilot for the new TV programme that I am going to be the presenter for, called The Fast and The Farmish(ish)," Tom said on his YouTube channel.

"It's really, really cool. Lots of good stuff going on. It's so much fun. It's a really good laugh.

"I think you're going to love it.

"Wouldn't be here without you guys."

Filming for the show starts in July and is set to be finished off by September, with Tom guessing an air date from the end of 2021.

But Tom's journey from farm to the BBC and hundreds of thousands of YouTube followers came "by mistake".

"I was trying to promote a raw milk vending machine in a video which my girlfriend helped me with at the time," he told That's Farming.

"We posted the video on Facebook and YouTube – Facebook went really well with around 11,000 views and YouTube only got 200-300 views.

"That’s how it started, completely by mistake."

Tom shoots and edits everything on YouTube, with subscribers from across the world tuning in to see what he gets up to on his farm.

And the videos are eclectic, ranging from his cows needing more grass, tractors setting on fire, farm expansion, and flooded farmland.

His work has seen him win awards too, taking home the Digital Innovator prize at the 2018 British Farming Awards.

His most popular video - titled 'HOW TO MAKE OVER 100 COWS EXTREMELY HAPPY VERY QUICKLY' - looks at the cow brush he bought for the animals that they took to very positively.

So far, it has just under six million views.

Tom also boasts 91,000 followers on Instagram.

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