A SHEEP race - each representing a different act from Radio One's Big Weekend - was held at a Middlesbaaa farm this morning to kick off the event.

Breakfast DJ Greg James streamed the event live on 'Ewe' Tube and roped in football commentator Guy Mowbray and horse racing legend Derek Thompson to help with commentary.

The Rita Ora sheep - Bleeta Ora - came in first place after a photo finish.

The dash went down well on Twitter, with one user saying she had 'cried with laughter' on the way to work.