Famous Faces: Matt from The Muckers

BBC School Report

Olivia, Emily and Georgia (Year 7)

“You’ve got to have a bit of fun in your life.”

The Muckers is a TV show, which teaches people about the farm, using songs and humour. There are 4 Cornish teenage farmers and comedy vloggers singing songs about manure, tractors and Shakespeare. They have made lots of songs which have a positive impact on children and continue to entertain: Bye Bye Bullying, Pasty Song and The Christmas Song. Matt sings and has fun with the rest of the cast: Thomas, Lorna and Sam.

We spoke to Matt about being on a show on CBBC.

What is it like working on a TV show?

It’s hard because you’re not allowed to say certain things like on your social medias. You’ve got to follow their rules. We work for younger children, so certain photos aren’t allowed to be posted. It’s quite secretive, because I’m a role model, so I have to think before I post.

What is your filming schedule?

We filmed in half term and the summer holidays. I think there is two summer holidays we filmed in for a couple of weeks.

Is it hard balancing school life and work?

Yeah. On the farm you’re working and if certain homework has to be in you’ve got to really draw the line when you’ve got to do farm work and homework.

What is it like on the farm?

You have the different seasons on the farm, and you have to work on the farm in all kinds of weather conditions, sunny, rainy and all that. It’s hard, but it’s good fun.

Do you ever get recognised in school?

Some of my friends, yeah. Sometimes, teachers. In year 7, friends brothers’ friends.

How do you come up with the ideas for the show?

We got the director and the producer down and did a big brainstorm, really. We took them round the farm for ideas.

Why do you think it is important to entertain?

Good question. You’ve got to have a bit of fun in your life. It was really meant for city kids in London. People don’t really know about farms. So we kind of made it fun and a bit of learning as well!

 

You can catch The Muckers on CBBC at 13:10 on Saturdays.