Why did John Craven re­ject our Coun­try­file Calendar photo?

Sunday Sport - - NEWS - By SI­MON DEAN si­mon@ sun­daysport. co. uk

COUN­TRY SIDE IS­SUE: Pete wants ex­pla­na­tion from John Craven THE Coun­try­file Photo Com­pe­ti­tion is the high­light of the year for am­a­teur na­ture snap­pas.

Each year, view­ers of the BBC1 ru­ral affairs show are in­vited to send in their best coun­try­side pics for con­sid­er­a­tion for the Coun­try­file Calendar.

For 12 lucky fi­nal­ists, that dream comes true, but for ev­ery win­ner, there are sack­loads of en­tries that don’t cut the mus­tard.

Most en­trants sim­ply shrug and wait for the next year’s con­test to open.

Not Pete Le­ices­ter. For the 53- year- old from Run­corn, Cheshire, was CON­VINCED his “Nude in cow­field” com­po­si­tion fea­tur­ing wife Heidi would make it – and now he wants a per­sonal ex­pla­na­tion from Coun­try­file front­man John Craven.

Pipe fit­ter Pete raged: “The pic­ture of our Heidi COUNTRYFAIL: Pete’s pic of cows and his wife Heidi was re­jected was ab­so­lutely glo­ri­ous. There’s no rea­son why John Craven should not have out this on the front of his calendar.

“If he’s go­ing to say that our Heidi is not good enough for his calendar, I’d like him to ex­plain his rea­sons to me, man to man.”

Last night John Craven was un­avail­able for com­ment but a source close to the calendar said: “We can’t put pho­tos of a woman with her teats and minge out in the calendar. Even with cows.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.