COUNTRYFILE pretends to be a gentle look at rural life, but its presenters who are intoxicating temptations you’d run away with tomorrow. These are its most enchanting prospects:
You’ve never found canoeing on open water appealing, but that’s because you never had Skelton paddling in tandem. You wouldn’t need a life jacket with those strong, sensible arms ready to keep you afloat.
The birth of your own children pales in comparison to the spiritual high of watching Adam Henson bring a calf into the world. Let’s face it, even a segment from him on crop rotations is more intimate than sex.
Has your partner ever been as enthusiastic about your achievements as Anita Rani is about a retired Scout leader’s sustainable pottery company? Just imagine her wide-eyed, loving gaze as you tell her about how many loads of washing you got through this weekend.
Baker doesn’t know his own power. He already had us pledging eternal devotion after he ripped into David Cameron on The One Show, but talking about wildflowers while walking his faithful collie through a meadow? This man is a homewrecker and he knows it.
A Nordic vision of blonde locks striding through a field of corn in bewitching breathable, sturdy outdoor gear. She’d take you on an easy-to-medium-endurance coastal hike and stomp those walking boots right over your heart.
You loved him when you were six and he presented Newsround and that love’s never faded. Why live a lie when when you could be whisked away by your own Daddy Craven on a whirlwind romantic journey the length and breadth of Britain’s heritage railway lines?