George McMahon is better known to many as Mondo in Fair City, having played the character for 15 years. But some Irish Country Living readers will also remember him as the winner of RTÉ’s Celebrity Farm in 2003.

One of Ireland’s first dabblings in reality TV, Celebrity Farm was presented by Mairead McGuinness and did exactly what it said on the tin, with celebrities fighting it out to see who had the best agricultural aptitude. In the end, it was Dubliner George who took the crown of the only ever season. As he says himself: “I was excellent at milking the cows.”