Moscow – Friday 29th May, 2015

For those who can remember as far back as 2000, you may recall a series I presented for BBC One, entitled ‘Toughest Jobs in Britain’. The series was made up of a host of jobs from Sewer Flusher to Army Pioneer. One film involved hill farming in Wales with a shepherd (ironically residing in Bethlehem), Nick Somerfield. He and his wife Kyra showed yours truly just how tough raising lambs can be, especially when they presented me with £3.64 for 3 days hard work!! Since filming I have kept in touch with the remarkable pair and was therefore deeply saddened to learn of Nick’s passing on Tuesday, in West Wales Hospital’s Critical Care Unit following an illness.

Nick was an inspiration to so many, to include me, and I trust that he will Rest In Peace amongst the flocks.