Our Yorkshire Farm’s Clive has a daughter you’ve never seen on screen

To millions of loyal viewers the life of Our Yorkshire Farm stars Amanda and Clive Owen appears idyllic and peaceful.

The couple are best known for their love of farming and huge family with nine children – but they left one out.

Read more: Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen in ‘altercation with campervan’

Husband to the Yorkshire Shepherdess, Clive, actually has another daughter we haven’t heard about.

Behind the Channel 5 series Our Yorkshire Farm lies a sadder tale for Clive’s oldest daughter, Rosie.



Amanda and Clive Owen are tenant farmers at Ravenseat - but they've now bought their own cottage
Rosie finds it heartbreaking to watch her dad and new family happy on the TV

Rosie, 34, grew up at Ravenseat but now says she cannot bear to even drive past the farm.

But now she has shared why there is an irreversible rift between her and her father.

Rosie is one of two children from Clive’s first marriage. She grew up at Ravenseat but now says she cannot bear to even drive past the farm in the Yorkshire Dales’ Upper Swaledale.

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Rosie was just three when her parents moved to Ravenseat in 1989. She has fond memories of jumping in cow pats, making potions in the barns and going on long dog walks on the 2,000-acre “dream farm”.

Her childhood crashed in 1995 when her parents ended their 13-year marriage.

Her mother left, taking Rosie, then nine, and her 11-year-old brother to live 25 minutes away in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria.



Amanda and Clive Owen are now famous faces
Amanda and Clive Owen are now famous faces

Rosie says her bond with Clive, 67, deteriorated after Amanda, 46, knocked on his door for a work errand in the same year.

The moment Rosie realised her dad, then 42, was in love with the 21-year-old shepherdess when she found a Valentine’s Day card signed “Love, Amanda” in Clive’s car.

Speaking about meeting Amanda, Rosie told The Sun: “She was sitting in the kitchen with my mother, talking. I can’t remember what they were talking about. I think my mother introduced me to her and I thought, ‘Wow, she’s beautiful’.

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“She was quite pleasant, said hello and off she went. They weren’t arguing.

“On the eve of the wedding I started crying because I was worried about losing my dad. It was awful. I used to feel really self-conscious, thinking, ‘What’s wrong with me? What have I done? Am I saying and doing the right things?’.

“It feels like my childhood disappeared. My childhood home has been completely taken away from me.”

Rosie says she cannot bare to watch Our Yorkshire Farm, adding: “I attempted to watch the show the first few times but I lasted about five minutes and ended up in tears.



Amanda and Clive are often seen playing with their children on the farm
Amanda and Clive are often seen playing with their children on the farm

“I immediately turn it over. It breaks my heart because it is like watching a past that I haven’t been in for years. It’s like a family that I’d love to belong to but I just don’t.”

Rosie says she struggles to avoid painful reminders of her loss, as her famous relatives often pop up while she scrolls through social media. She adds: “My memories of Ravenseat are beautiful, I loved the place.

“I remember feeling free and peaceful and happy and just roaming around, exploring. I used to make potions in the barns and get bits and bobs from the pantry and take them to the barns and pretend I was cooking and the little barn was my house.

“I’d take the dogs for long walks and jump on piles of cowpats and it was a beautiful place to grow up. I miss it dearly. I wish I could reconnect with the place, I really do.”

Rosie, who has two daughters, aged 16 and six, and a 13-year-old son, feels she missed out on a consistent male role model to show her what a healthy adult relationship looks like.

She says her kids do not have a bond with her dad, who they call Clive, instead of Grandad. She adds: “They are really good kids who are doing amazingly well so I’m obviously doing something right.”


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It is estimated that Amanda has amassed £1million. But Rosie, who survives on minimum wage from her job as a barmaid, feels left out financially.

Clive nearly missed their register office wedding because it clashed with filming. He walked her down the aisle but had to leave before the reception so did not give a speech.

A photo taken on Rosie’s big day shows them standing together at the ceremony. But she did not invite Amanda.

Out of Clive and Amanda’s new family, Rosie says she only has a proper relationship with their oldest daughter. She says: “I love them all but I feel I haven’t had a chance to have a relationship with them.

“They are living this wonderful life with all this success and I’m here with scars that run deep.”

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