ITV is to air Sugar Free Farm, a new three-part TV series that challenges celebrities to go sugar free for two weeks.
Turning their backs on the modern food industry, six famous faces will live and work on a country farm in return for their share of healthy, wholesome food.
Embarking on the radical regime are musical theatre star Jane McDonald, comedian Rory McGrath, quiz mastermind and Chaser Mark Labbett, actress Tupele Dorgu, The Only Way Is Essex‘s James ‘Arg’ Argent, and dancer and actress Jennifer Ellison.
On entering Sugar Free Farm, former West End actress and mum-of-three Jennifer Ellison says: ‘I’ve really neglected myself, I don’t look after myself at all.
‘Throughout the day I’m constantly grabbing a chocolate bar or a can of fizzy drink, hence why I’m so fat.’
‘This is going to be difficult for me to keep up because life’s too short not to have a scone’, comments Jane McDonald.
Reality star Arg adds: ‘This isn’t a diet we’re used to so it’s going to be tough’.
Sugar Free Farm
Living in a farm worker’s cottage on Laverstoke Park Farm, set deep in the Hampshire countryside over the course of the two weeks, the celebrities’ roles are split and rotated with four of them working on the farm during the day and two tasked with preparing and cooking the sugar-free meals.
On hand to keep the celebrities on the sugar free wagon is nutritionist Angelique Panagos, who warns: ‘There’s not going to be one grain of sugar for the two weeks on the farm. They’ll be learning about what foods to eat so when they leave the farm they’ll have new tools.’
Dentistry.co.uk hopes that Sugar Free Farm will highlight the detrimental effects of excessive sugar consumption on oral and general health.
Catch Sugar Free Farm on ITV on Tuesday 26 January at 8pm.