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Jimmy Doherty- Host

Jimmy is one of the U.K.’s best known farmers. His journey started over 10 years ago when he took on a leasehold of a 100 acre farm just outside Ipswich which was followed in a BBC2 series called ‘Jimmy’s Farm’. Jimmy hasn’t looked back since and Jimmy’s Farm now has an award winning restaurant, a nature trail, a butterfly house and holds numerous science and food festivals throughout the year. Jimmy has recently been seen on Channel 4 fronting series ten of ‘Food Unwrapped’ which sees him travel all around the world looking at the science of food production. He also presents ‘Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast’ which is in its fourth series currently airing on Channel 4. Jimmy also has a new series ‘Escape To The Wild’ which is due to air on Channel 4 in early February this year. He has also fronted ‘Jimmy’s Australian Adventure’ a series exploring farming and food down under. His other credits include ‘The World’s Best Diet', ‘Food Prices: The Shocking Truth’ on Channel 4, two series of the hit show ‘Jimmy’s Food Factory’ and ’Jimmy and the Wild Honey Hunters’ both for BBC1, ‘Jimmy’s Global Harvest’ for BBC2 and ‘Crop to Shop – Jimmy’s Supermarket Secrets’ for BBC1. Jimmy has always been passionate about nature and farming. By the time he was 16, he was the youngest ever Assistant Entomologist at the Mole Hall Wildlife Park in Walden. After gaining a degree in Zoology, Jimmy worked at the Entomology Department at London’s Natural History Museum before moving on to Coventry University where he researched for a Doctorate in Entomology, set up an insect laboratory and taught Animal Ecology and Animal Philosophy to undergraduate students. Jimmy has written three books and has a number of free range food products called ‘Jimmy’s Farmers Range’ including a range of turkeys which won ‘Best Christmas Premium Product’ at the ‘British Turkey Awards’.