'Our Yorkshire Farm' star Amanda Owen shares how family survived storm blackouts

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Amanda Owen talked to Lorraine Kelly about the storm blackouts on her family farm. (ITV)
Amanda Owen talked to Lorraine Kelly about the storm blackouts on her family farm. (ITV)

Our Yorkshire Farm star Amanda Owen has revealed her family survived the recent storm blackouts eating fried eggs and champagne.

The Yorkshire Shepherdess - who lives with her husband Clive Owen and their nine children on the 2000-acre working farm in the Yorkshire Dales - revealed the family had been without electricity and water for several days following Storm Arwen.

Owen, 47, told ITV’s Lorraine: "The storm has played such a big part this last week, what with the weather we have had - we've had no electricity, no water."

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"Well we are okay because we are all here. But it had its high points and low point.

Amanda and Clive Owen with their children Annas, Violet, Edith, Raven, Clemmy, Nancy, Reuben, Miles, and Sidney outside on Ravenseat Farm. (PA)
Amanda and Clive Owen with their children Annas, Violet, Edith, Raven, Clemmy, Nancy, Reuben, Miles, and Sidney outside on Ravenseat Farm. (PA)

"I think the high point was when tea was actually fried eggs and Champagne. [Low point] being plunged into darkness, sub zero temperatures."

The reality TV star last month confirmed rumours her 21 year marriage was under strain were true.

Asked by host Lorraine Kelly about the scrutiny on her private life Owen admitted she and 66-year-old farmer Clive were weathering their own personal storm.

She said: "You have your difficult moments. But you have to take the rough with the smooth.

“We’ve just talked about how you weather a storm - so we are pretty resilient in the hills.

"That’s all you’ve got to do. You’ve got to remember, the bottom line is, if you are proud of what you’re doing, you kind of sort of have to shoulder it.”

Clive and Amanda Owen have been married for 21 years. (Renegade Pictures)
Clive and Amanda Owen have been married for 21 years. (Renegade Pictures)

“In other words; ‘Get on with it’. Ignore it.”

The couple met in 1995, when she was 21 and he was 42. Clive's first wife - of 13 years - had recently left him and Amanda went to work on his farm as a shepherdess.

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They are parents to Raven, 20, Reuben, 17, Miles, 15, Edith, 12, Violet, ten, Sidney, nine, Annas, seven, Clemmie, five, and Nancy, four.

They rose to fame starring in their own Channel 5 reality show Our Yorkshire Farm which began in 2018.

Watch: Amanda Owen lead sheep through the City of London

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