MORE stars have been announced for the big night of regional farming awards.

Four new celebrities have agreed to make special appearances at the Three Counties Farmer annual awards live online broadcast in November.

They include a Great British Bake Off finalist; a top TV actor; a well-known actor, comedian and writer; and presenter; and a former England rugby star.

Steven Carter-Bailey, who comes from Hertfordshire, was 34 years old when he made a big impression on The Great British Bake Off in 2017.

Steven, whose mother Judi taught him baking when he was 9 years old, was the star baker in weeks one, two, and seven of Bake Off season 8 and several ‘Hollywood handshakes.’

Along with Kate Lyon and Sophie Faldo, he reached the final of Bake Off, which was won by Sophie.

Since then he has appeared at the BBC Good Food winter shows, baked alongside Anton Du Beke and explored London’s diverse bakeries for ITV’s News London as a special reporter.

Clive Andrew Mantle is probably best known for playing general surgeon Mike Barratt in the BBC hospital drama series Casualty and Holby City in the 1990s, and Little John in the cult 1980s fantasy series Robin of Sherwood. He returned to Casualty in 2016 as Mike Barratt for the show's 30th anniversary.

On stage, he has appeared in plays such as Coming Clean, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Educating Rita, and has continued his successful stage career since departing from Holby City. He has also become known for his roles on television as Lord Greatjon Umber in HBO's Game of Thrones and as Tony Curry, Ollie's (Will Mellor's) father, in the BBC's White Van Man.

Arthur Smith was born in Bermondsey, and was one of many stand-up performers on the alternative comedy scene in the 1980s, and still performs today. He is a regular at the Edinburgh fringe and has also written a series of plays

Smith has performed musical comedy shows and is a presenter on BBC Radio 4 programmes such as Excess Baggage and Loose Ends, and appears on television comedy panel games. He was one of the Grumpy Old Men in the television series of that name.

He is currently one of the hosts of "The Comedy Club" on BBC Radio 4 Extra and also narrates the BBC series Money for Nothing.[6]

James Haskell played for Wasps and Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership, and for England and the British Lions. In August 2019 he announced he would become a professional mixed martial artist and was due to make his debut in May 2020 but the event was postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Last year he took part in the nineteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, being the star to be voted off

The online ceremony will be a star studded occasion.

It will be hosted by BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson and other celebrities taking part include: Ben Fogle, broadcaster, writer and adventurer; Michael Chakraverty, 2019 Great British Bake Off Finalists; and Stu Deeley, MasterChef: The Professionals 2019 winner.

Details of the live broadcast and how to watch it will be released later. Go to for all the latest