The BBC’s Lambing Live has a new rival, Springtime on the Farm, as presenter Adam Henson moves over to C5 with a week of live programmes filmed at family-run Cannon Hall Farm
in Yorkshire.

Joined by former Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher, JLS singer-turned-farmer JB Gill and presenter Lindsey Chapman, Adam will be monitoring springtime activity on the farm, waiting for baby animals to arrive and meeting some adorable new friends, from piglets to meerkats.

Nature’s a cruel and unpredictable mistress, but with  any luck there’ll be some births across the week and some teeny tiny new lambs to coo over from your sofa.

What could be more delightful?