The Lancashire farming community turned out in force at the weekend to support their newest star – Alastair Postlethwaite.


Alastair has made it through to the semi-finals of the hit TV show, So You Think You Can Dance, which airs this Saturday (6 February) on BBC1 at 7.05pm.

Friends and family of the 28-year-old dancer took part in a rally near his home, featuring nearly 40 tractors.

Alastair’s brother Andrew and friend Sarah Bridge said they were delighted at the response.

“It was great that everyone turned out. There were ribbons, banners and ballons on the tractors and cars – and we drove round local villages, starting from the family farm in Sollum,” said Andrew.

Taking a break from rehearsing for this weekend’s performance in London to speak to Farmers Weekly, Alastair said: “I’m really enjoying all the support, it makes a big difference – I just wish I was at home so I could experience it at first hand.

“I’m rehearsing hard. When I’m not dancing I’m either eating or sleeping.”

If Alastair makes it through to the live final, his supporters plan to rotovate a huge good luck message in a field near the family home. “We’re all behind him,” says Andrew.

• Read more about Alastair on Farmlife’s Field Day blog.