The Yorkshire Vet attends to a horse with Amanda
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The new series of The Yorkshire Vet has returned to Channel 5 and fans were delighted to see veterinarians Julian Norton and Peter Wright back on screens. The duo, who have been a staple on the show since it began in 2015, are used to having the cameras following them around as they carry out their day-to-day jobs.
However, in recent weeks, viewers have been introduced to three new faces, who are not familiar with being in the limelight.
Veterinarians Shona Searson, David Melleney and Matthew Smith are all relatively new faces to the programme and throughout the current series, the trio have been appearing more.
However, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, the TV stars opened up about what it is like to film the Channel 5 series.
They went on to admit they were nervous about making their debut on the programme.
Matthew even admitted he struggles to watch himself back on TV.
“I certainly watched it through the last year or two when I was at university, and we watched it in the student house,” the vet began.
“We watch it now but that is a stranger thing because the filming sort of happens and you don’t really think about it and then suddenly, it comes out.
“There are times where you cringe as you get used to it.”
Speaking about getting used to having cameras following him around, Matt continued: “I think definitely to start with there was pressure, you know.
“But then you get used to having the cameras around.
“It’s nice to have an extra pair of hands on the farm and there have been times where they’ve had to put their camera down and get stuck in.”
David went on to explain his first priority will always be the animals.
He said: “The first priority is the animals and that hasn’t changed.
“It didn’t stress me out too much [the filming] as I would always put the animal first and the filming is happening in the background really.”
When David first made his debut on the Channel 5 series, he said at the time he didn’t even know they were filming.
He recalled going to Cannon Hall Farm to help with the calving of the lambs.
“I went on a visit to Cannon Hall Farm which is a big open farm, and I didn’t know they were filming,” he admitted.
“I was just called into the vets and there was a calving going on, and they called me in for the calving.
“And then they said, ‘By the way can we film it?’ And I was like, ‘Okay let’s see what happens.’
“And anyway, it went quite well and that’s where it started.”
The Yorkshire Vet airs on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 5.
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