TV farmer Clive Owen has been spotted out and about by a superfan – just over a month after announcing a split from Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen.

The 67-year-old, who has risen to fame through Channel 5 programme Our Yorkshire Farm, was spotted by an eagle-eyed supporter at a petrol station in Kirkby Stephen on Monday (July 25).

In June, Clive and Amanda, 47, announced their separation on Amanda’s Instagram – with reports also suggesting that the Yorkshire Shepherdess had moved out of the couple’s shared home on Ravenseat Farm in Swaledale.

“Clive and I are sad to confirm that we have made the difficult decision to separate,” she wrote back on June 9 to her 513,000 social media followers.

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“This hasn't been easy, but we both believe it's the right choice for the future of our family.

“Although we are no longer a couple, we continue to work on the farm and co-parent together, without number one priority the happiness and well-being of our children.

“We would like to thank everyone for their support and would ask that the media please respect our privacy as we work through this difficult time.”

Despite many fans of Our Yorkshire Farm responding to the news with sadness, many expressed concerns for Clive and feeling “lonely” on the farm.

However, six weeks on from the split, Mr Owen was spotted in good spirits at a Shell petrol station at Kirkby Stephen – where he took a photo with a fan and shared a brief conversation.

The Northern Echo: Craig Sams (left) and Clive Owen (right). Picture: CRAIG SAMSCraig Sams (left) and Clive Owen (right). Picture: CRAIG SAMS

Craig Sams, who was also at the petrol station at the time, was travelling from Barnard Castle to Hawes with his renewable energy firm when he saw the TV farmer filling up his car.

Not wanting to pass up the opportunity of meeting, Mr Sams, who is a self-confessed “big fan” of the Channel 5 programme, approached him and spoke about the show and even grabbed a selfie of the occasion.

After sharing it online, Mr Sams was shocked by the reaction and attention it got – with many people taking to the comments section to wish Clive well.

“I was surprised to see him in Kirkby Stephen, he lives more on the Yorkshire Dales,” Mr Sams told The Northern Echo.

“I didn’t want to bother him, but I wanted to talk to him about the show and tell him that I like it so much.

“He had a sheep trailer and he looked like he was heading to the market there.

“I’m a big fan and took the opportunity and I’m glad that people enjoyed seeing a photo of Clive.”

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