The reporter told how he was covering farmer suicide and depression but was left shocked by just how open farmers were on the subject.
Fronting the show alongside a roster of presenters each Sunday, Tom explained how that particular moment stood out to him after years of recording the programme.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Tom gasped: “Wow. The most asked question is always a bit of a tricky one. I think one of the ones I really remember doing was a very serious subject, farmer depression and suicide.
“It was actually young people and older people, which was surprising again. We turned up at a livestock market and we were just talking to people. We hadn’t set up at all. We were in the canteen. These were old boys. They were remarkably honest and frank and sort of revelatory about how lonely sometimes they feel about the pressures of farming.Related articles
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They were remarkably honest and frank and sort of revelatory about how lonely sometimes they feel about the pressures of farming
“You’ve got the fear of failure, you’ve got maybe generations behind you. It’s quite a lonely activity. All those kind of things. I was really, really moved by it. We talked to young