A group of Welsh celebrities including Machynlleth farmer and TV adventurer Wil Evans made a pig’s ear of things when they got stuck in to some “pork life” down on the farm.

The other stars of the new series of Fferm Ffactor Selebs were a pair of pigs and a livestock trailer from Ifor Williams Trailers into which they were herded – eventually.

Viewers will be able to see the hilarious results when the first programme made by Caernarfon-based Cwmni Da airs on S4C at 7.30pm on Saturday, March 9.

Among those having a “swill” time as they vie for honours this year are a collection of stars from the worlds of music, drama and broadcasting.

One of the tasks in the opening episode was to drive the porkers nicknamed Pinky and Perky through a tricky course at Coleg Cambria’s Llysfasi site near Ruthin and load them onto the livestock trailer from Ifor Williams Trailers, which will also be used for a similar trial involving sheep later in the series.

Every twist and turn was captured on camera under the watchful eye of judges Caryl Gruffydd Roberts and Richard Tudor who used a second trailer from the iconic firm for cover during bad weather.

Wil was alongside team captain Lisa Angharad, the singer and TV presenter who was raised on a small-holding near Aberystwyth and now lives in Cardiff, and madcap Swansea musician, actor and TV presenter Dewi Pws.

Dewi Pws, originally from Treboeth, Swansea, but now living in Nefyn on the Llŷn Peninsula, recalled: “My uncle kept pigs and chickens and things when I was a little boy, and for around five years we went on holiday to Chwilog and I worked there helping the farmer.

“We moved to live in Nefyn three years ago and it is the best place. The Llŷn Peninsula is very special because you can live naturally through the medium of Welsh.

“I don't have much experience with pigs though, only eating them! Lisa understands pigs – she’s the brain and I’m the brawn. We’re depending on her.”

Lisa said: “My mother has a very agricultural background so I have more knowledge than the average person.

“I’m looking forward to the task with pigs because they are my favourite farm animal.”

Former Wales football international Owain Tudur Jones was teamed up with popular actor Llion Williams and their captain, Anni Llŷn.

Presenter Ifan Evans' day job is as a proper farmer in Pontrhydygroes, near Aberystwyth, and he had no time for any of the contestants wanting to wallow in self-pity.

He said: "I try to keep things in order and I am sure it’s going to be a challenge with this particular group of celebrities.

"It adds a lot to the show seeing them out of their comfort zone. With farmers we know that they can do a lot of the tasks but it's something completely new to the contestants this year.

“We have a mischievous lot this year but I am sure it’s going to be as competitive as ever, especially with people like Owain Tudur Jones who has played football at the highest level.

“It’s hard to tell at this stage if there are any favourites to win the competition but I suspect that Dewi Pws is going to be a dark horse.”

The new series of Fferm Ffactor Selebs starts on S4C at 7.30pm on Saturday,