Sarah Beeny blasted by New Life in the Country viewers for 'tasteless and tone deaf' comments about new mansion

PROPERTY expert Sarah Benny's Channel 4 show A New Life in the Country has rubbed fans the wrong way.

The TV presenter, whose career has seen her appear on Property Ladder, Streets Ahead and Britain's Best Homes, has upset property lovers with her newChannel 4 show.


Viewers who tuned in to the show's first episode, which aired on Tuesday 21 December at 8 pm, have taken to social media to criticise the couple's excessive house-building project.

Last night's episode had Sarah and husband Graham Swift hoping that their elaborate build will still make them seem "posh enough."

The episode in question was the launch of season two of the show, where the family try to turn a semi-derelict former dairy farm on 220 acres of Somerset countryside into their dream house.

Opening to criticism, fans have dubbed the show as 'tasteless' for its excessive renovation during a global pandemic.

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One fan even said that the renovation of her £500,000 home was a "middle class monster."

During the opening episode, husband Graham and the pair's four boys Laurie, Charlie, Rafferty and Billy, helped the builders out by planting 20,000 trees in the estate's surrounding farmland and installing a bee farm.

One confused viewer tweeted: "I've nothing against Sarah Beeny and her family, I'm sure they're lovely, but do we really need another program showing wealthy people's decadent lifestyle when there are so many struggling to make ends meet with rising fuel costs, job uncertainty etc? #SarahBeenyNewLife."

The disapproval didn't stop there.

The oasis they are building will have five bedrooms and five bathrooms and will also feature mock busts of their heads.

When talking about using 3-D printers to produce the busts Graham said: "Hopefully we're still going to look posh enough!"

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That moment seemed to trigger fans with one saying: "OMG! How spoilt is #SarahBeeny? And who the Hell needs a house that big? Multimillionaires are just greedy and selfish! You should give what you don't need to charity."

Another joined in saying: "I’m really struggling to relate here – can they finish this absurd middle class monster on budget and can they get the cornice level Oh no!! I’m starting to hope the local peasants revolt and take it from them."

One disgruntled fan actually wants the show to continue purely for the online banter.

"The only reason I'll miss this awful fake programme is for the Twitter comments. Please never, ever return #SarahBeenyNewLife," they quipped.

Sarah Beeny's New Life in the Country airs on Tuesday nights on Channel 4.


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