JB Gill rose to fame as a member of one of the UK’s biggest boybands – JLS. They dominated the charts for five years, boasting 5 number 1 singles, over 10 million record sales worldwide and a multitude of awards.
Four years ago, JB set up a farm in the Kent countryside, where he lives with his wife, Chloe, six-year-old son, Ace and two-year-old daughter, Chiara. Their smallholding successfully produces award winning KellyBronze turkeys and free-range Tamworth pork.
Now an established member of the farming community, JB has used his success within the entertainment industry to highlight his passion to educate children about the origins of their food and he is the lead presenter on CBeebies’ BAFTA-nominated television series, Down On The Farm (created for children aged 0-6 years, teaching them about life on the farm and in the outdoors). JB’s enthusiasm for farming life and knowledge of countryside issues has seen him regularly contribute to BBC’s Countryfile and Springwatch.
JB has served as an ambassador for The British Red Cross, to raise awareness of the effects of climate change in some of the poorest regions in Zimbabwe. He is also an ambassador for Mercy Ships, a faith-based international development organisation that deploys hospital ships, delivering vital, free healthcare to those in need around the world.
JB performed with his wife, Chloe, on the ITV Primetime show Dance, Dance, Dance, for which they won Best Performance at the National Reality TV Awards 2017. Most recently, JB has presented on Springtime On The Farm and Big Week At The Zoo both for Channel 5. JB also presented BBC1 series Walks Of Life and BBC South East’s River Walks: The Stour, a regional show in which he walked 50 miles from the river Stour’s origins in the Kent Downs, to Pegwell bay. JB is part of the presenting team for BBC's Songs Of Praise.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, JB began reading bedtime stories for his Instagram TV series Bedtime Stories On The Farm. To date it has attracted over 215,000 viewers, not to mention being the highlight of the day within the Gill household.
An avid sports fan, JB enjoys taking part in outdoor pursuits. He is a keen skier and snowboarder and is an advanced PADI Scuba-diver. In his spare time, JB likes to relax with his family and play an active role as a member of his local church.