Lincoln man named as sexiest farmer in Britain

George Grant, 20, from Wragby village near Lincoln has been named as Britain’s Sexiest Farmer 2015.

George was one of the youngest in the final five male candidates in the competition run by Farmers Weekly, after being nominated by his girlfriend Lucy.

George, known to many as 'Granty', is an arable lad, farming with his dad near Market Rasen. Alongside their own arable business, they contract-farm sugar beet. Photo: Farmers Weekly

George, known to many as ‘Granty’, is an arable lad, farming with his dad near Market Rasen. Alongside their own arable business, they contract-farm sugar beet. Photo: Farmers Weekly

Together with sexiest female Lizi Clubby, 27, from Yorkshire, the pair beat off hundreds of entries and were awarded their crowns after 15,000 votes were cast.

The nation-wide competition was backed by fashion guru and TV star Gok Wan, who helped whittle the entries down to the final 10 – the overall winners were then decided by a public vote.

George, otherwise known as ‘Granty’, works as an arable farmer with his dad near Market Rasen. Alongside their own arable business, they contract-farm sugar beet.

In his spare time, he’s a regular at the gym and Wragby YFC gatherings. He’s a big fan of rugby and used to be a flanker or a hooker in his local team, but more recently has begun horse riding under the tuition of girlfriend Lucy.

The workshop is one of George’s favourite places on the farm and he says he picked up the trait from his 84-year-old great uncle who lives on the farm and restores vintage tractors.

Photo: Farmers Weekly

Photo: Farmers Weekly

He said: “One of my earliest memories is spending days on the sugar beet harvester with Dad. We’d be out from 6 ‘til 6 some days.

“I used to mould mud into shapes and look out for any red beet that I’d then jump out and pick up. When I got tired, I used to curl up on the floor, a bit like a dog, because there was a heater under Dad’s seat.

“It is different every single day. And even when you’re doing the same job, something about it will be different.

“I couldn’t sit in an office. I like to see what’s going on outside and I like the changes throughout the year, the variety of seasonal work.”

Guest competition judge Gok Wan, said: “George is tall, dark and classically handsome, with a rather sultry look. He’s got a wicked sense of humour and his love of farming really shines through. I’d happily spend a day on a sugar beet harvester with this young farmer!

“As for Lizi, she’s a natural stunner. With her fabulous hourglass figure, she can even looks gorgeous in overalls. Her fiancée is a lucky fella!

“Frankly the pair of them make me want to pull on my wellies and get right out there!”

Farmers Weekly’s Farm Life Editor, Tim Relf added: “Lizi and George really wowed the judges – they’re hard-working, passionate about farming and great advocates for the countryside. Their dynamism and determination to carve themselves careers in agriculture is inspiring.”