Lewis Short, the winner of the 'Young Farmers Entertainment Competition' and a prominent farmer, writer, producer, and performer, has been chosen as the new voice of Slaley Show on Saturday, August 12.

Lewis is taking over from Robert Forster, who has been the voice of the show for the past 15 years.

“I want to nudge people into areas they didn’t know they’d be interested in” said Lewis. “I’ll be telling stories and maybe a joke or two; it will be worth listening to!”

Short is not new to the show, as he has been an active member of the Whitley Chapel Young Farmers, helping with the set up the week before and, with other members, helped with running side shows, participated in main ring activities and the bar as well as organising many fund-raising events.

Robert Forster, President of the Slaley Show, has had a long association with the event, spending his childhood immersed in the show preparations.

"The show is a sum of all its parts” said Mr Forster. “It's not just about the biggest attraction in the show ring, but every single thing on the showground. It remains a traditional village show and a safe space for families”.

He particularly enjoys the Pony Fancy Dress section.

Lewis will be joined on the showground by Slaley Show’s Horse and Pony section commentator Dennis Lumley.