The presenting team cutting the ribbon.

10 of the best pictures from the first day of Countryfile Live

Here are some of the best pictures from the first day of the event.

The event is based on the BBC show Countryfile - which fetches five million viewers each week and this year celebrated its 30th anniversary - and aims to champion "every part of the British countryside" with four days of live arena shows, debates, food, drink, farm animal demonstrations and shopping offered by more than 500 independent retailers and lifestyle brands:

Matt Baker with fans on the first day.

1. Matt baker

Matt Baker with fans on the first day.
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The Countryfile team having fun this morning.

2. Team croquet

The Countryfile team having fun this morning.
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Anita Rani was spotted with the ribbon.

3. Anita Rani

Anita Rani was spotted with the ribbon.
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The team played croquet on the lawn.

4. Team croquet

The team played croquet on the lawn.
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