Celebs On The Farm: Who is Harry Aikines-Aryeetey? Meet MTV's muscular farmer

Before season three stars on February 8th, get to know Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, the show’s newest eye candy!

Celebs on the Farm is a British reality show hosted by Stephen Bailey, challenging celebrities with real-life farm activities. It’s normal if you’re a farmer, but it’s unusual for glamourous celebs to get down and dirty. For the viewers, it’s hilarious to watch.

This year welcomes names such as Lady C, a writer and TV personality, who first got introduced to reality shows through ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’ in 2015.

Seasoned reality stars Holly Hagan and Montana Brown will be there to accept the challenges too.

Alongside them, Harry Aryeetey has taken a break from his athlete identity to become your favourite farmer.

He has not been on any reality shows before, so get to know him here!

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Who is Harry Aikines-Aryeetey?

The 32-year-old is a professional British sprinter. Of Ghanian ethnicity, he was born in Sutton, South London.

As a sports prodigy, he won BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year at age 17 after becoming the first athlete to win gold medals at both 100 and 200 metres at the World Youth Championships.

  • NEW: Celebs On The Farm 2021 full cast!

Up until 2020, he has participated in 6 World athletics championships, 2 Olympic games, 2 Commonwealth games, 4 European Athletics Championships, 2 European Indoor Athletics Championships and 1 World Indoor Athletics Championships.

His most recent victory was in September 2020, where he took gold for the 100 metres sprint at the 2020 British Athletics Championships with a time of 10.35 seconds.

Since he’s an athlete, he’ll definitely be able to take the tiring farm work.

Who is Harry Aikines-Aryeetey’s family?

There isn’t much information on Harry’s family since he has kept his private life under wraps. His social media mainly focuses on his rigorous routine and training as a sprinter.

On two occasions though, he did address personal affairs. The athlete announced to his fans that his wife, Lauren Aikines-Aryeetey (née Cooper) was pregnant with their first child. Her Instagram is on private.

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In September 2020, the couple welcomed their baby daughter Aubreé-Isla. He entered the farm six weeks after the birth of his child and revealed the challenge of leaving so soon.

He said:

It was quite difficult being away to be fair, because through that stage, they are growing quite a bit, their face changes by the day. So it kind of got me ready for what I need to do because obviously, come the season when I do the Olympics, I’ll be away as well.

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