Griff Rhys Jones visits East Dean sheep farm

Griff Rhys Jones and Terry Wigmore at the Seven Sisters Sheep Centre SUS-160601-101509001

Griff Rhys Jones and Terry Wigmore at the Seven Sisters Sheep Centre SUS-160601-101509001

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An East Dean sheep farm has featured on a new show about the British countryside presented by the actor Griff Rhys Jones.

The latest episode of the show, Griff’s Great Britain, focuses on the South Downs National Park and sees the presenter paragliding at Firle Beacon, riding bikes with the Trojan Horse Mod Club and playing stoolball in Ditchling.

Griff Rhys Jones at St Andrew's Church in Alfriston SUS-160601-101520001

Griff Rhys Jones at St Andrew's Church in Alfriston SUS-160601-101520001

The show also challenged the presenter to catch a sheep, which saw Griff turn to Terry Wigmore of the Seven Sisters Sheep Centre.

The family-run centre, which homes more than 57 British breeds of sheep, has attracted thousands of visitors from around the world.

Terry, who established the centre in 1987 with his wife Pam, taught Griff how to use a shepherd’s crook to safely capture a sheep.

During the show, Griff also visited St Andrew’s Church in Alfriston, ‘the Cathedral of the Downs’, and tried Morris dancing at the Long Man of Wilmington.

The show aired on Monday and is available now on the ITV website.

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