Strictly star Flavia Kakes and former EastEnders actor Jimmy Mistry have given a glimpse of their off-grid life at their farm in North Devon.
The pair – who met at a BBC One dance competition in 2010 – lived in a bungalow in Guildford, Surrey, with their two poochs Jack and Pablo.
But when his online fitness business FCMFIT was hit by the coronavirus pandemic, he decided to move to Southwest.
The pair now live in a converted stone barn that covers seven acres.
They grow their own fruits and vegetables, and also take care of their animals.
Flavia and Jimmy like to keep fans up-to-date on their Instagram account named @.our life in the barn.
His bio said: “Follow @flavia_cacace @mistryeats and #pabloandzak on our life-changing journey as we move across the country and follow our enduring dream”.
Earlier today actor Jimmy revealed that he is getting ready for the coming winter months.
He told fans: “Pruning our beds today and planting in winter.
“Today is all about clearing out old spent plants from spring/summer and trying to prepare and sow some seeds for winter.
“Killing and hoping but hoping there will be some success… will continue.”
Earlier this week he also showed off his melons that he planted in early spring.
Jimmy Folds fan: “Okay, I’ve only managed one, but she’s a beauty and smells lovely. Look forward to trying it later.”
They also grow beets, peppers, lettuce, sprouted broccoli, spring onions and zucchini.
They can even make their own chutneys and ketchups from the produce they grow.
The couple sell their eggs from their own chickens and have several sheep they care for.
Flavia explains why she decided to move on, talking about Hello! magazine: “It was hard because we put a lot of time and effort into our business but then we thought, How can we turn this whole thing into a positive?”
She confessed: “We didn’t know what we were doing.
“We bought some books and didn’t intend to grow anything or get any animals the first year, but then Jimmy’s mother said, ‘If you give it water, it will grow,’ and we thought, hey, we can do that. “
Jimmy joked: “In the past, we couldn’t even keep a houseplant without killing it because we were never home.
“Now it’s second nature to me to pick a vegetable or collect an egg and cook it.
“I couldn’t imagine buying them at the supermarket.”
Flavia and Jimmy met in the eighth season of Strictly Back in 2010 and finished fifth to be eliminated from the competition.
The couple got married in December 2013, three years after meeting on the show.
Jimmy has played many roles on our TV since he shot to fame in 1996.
He played Dr. Fred Fonseca on EastEnders from 1998 to 2000, as well as in East Is East, The Guru and Coronation Street.
Flavia is best known as a professional dancer on BBC One shows after joining the team in 2004.
After a ten-year program she decided to leave to focus on other things.
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