Our Yorkshire Farms Amanda Owen earning £250k-a-year from show and big deals

Our Yorkshire Farm star Amanda Owen is reportedly bringing in up to £250,000-a-year after previously struggling to make ends meet before she and her family became TV stars.

It is believed that the former model completely turned the situation on its head, with the remote hill farm now estimated to be a £250,000 business.

The 47-year-old mum-of-nine and her husband Clive have allowed camera crews to follow their every move as they showcase the hardship with farm work.

With no one escaping the chores or being part of the programme either, Amanda and Clive opened up earlier this week explaining how being in the public eye had caused marital woes.

As the family work through their issues in private, they'll continue to rake in the cash from many deals that the business savvy Amanda has set up over the years.

On top of becoming household names for over a decade with Channel 5, the family have also released five top selling books and landed a number of lucrative deals.

Amanda is also making a hefty return from flogging dog goods and interviews with the likes of This Morning and many magazines.

Her official company is named the Yorkshire Shepherdess Ltd with her first accounts showcasing a surplus of £74,411.

Amanda's accounts also showcase a Corporation Tax Bill for the amount of £36,456.

This proves that the business earnings would have been around £250,000-a-year before expenses and costs were taken away.

While the Shepherdess and her large brood seem to be doing ok for cash at the moment, that hadn't always been the case with the family having to undergo some tough budgeting in order to get by.

Clive and his wife manage to feed their nine children on a budget of just £130-a-week, along with channelling free water from the stream on the moor.

Their biggest layout is for electricity which sets them back £160-per-month.

In an interview with The Sun, Amanda revealed that they had been down on funds due to the pandemic preventing tourism.

She said: "I know a lot of people will think 'Well, not a lot has changed with your life as a shepherd,' and while it may seem like in the countryside, the pandemic is so very far away but that's actually not the case.

"In the first instance, we have diversified as a farm and we are very reliant on tourists.

"The first six months of the year is very hands on with the sheep throughout the winter but, come the end of lambing season, we're looking after people instead, shepherding tourists.

"Of course, that never happened last year – the people never came."

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