Professor Green was scared he would catch thrush from a chicken while filming his new show.
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The 35-year-old rapper moved in with a family in the country for W’s reality series Famous Babysitter – which sees him take full parental responsibility for three boys in the Cotswolds – and he “didn’t have a bloody clue” what to do.
‘I had to worm sheep, which obviously doesn’t happen on a council estate in Hackney.
‘We had to get the eggs out of the hen house and I didn’t have a bloody clue.
‘One of the chicken had thrush. I was like, “Get me out of here”. I didn’t know chickens could get thrush, I didn’t want chicken thrush’.
Pro – whose real name is Stephen Manderson – also explained how life on the family farm presented other unexpected challenges, as the middle child has Down’s syndrome.
Opening up about the experience to Irish News, he said:
‘There was mum Caroline, dad Andy, then there was James who was the eldest at 17, Alex  who had Down’s syndrome and William .
‘I’d never encountered a child or adult with Down’s before, so that was something that I had to learn about very quickly.
‘Caroline and Andy are raising him to be somebody who’s independent and able to live independently. They want to give him a life as normal as possible, and why shouldn’t they?
‘But I had to learn how to best communicate with him, when I needed to push and when he needed space.
‘The last thing I wanted to do was walk in and upset everyone. Although inevitably there were some tears!’