The actor who plays the Farmer in Shaun the Sheep has stormed out of a meeting with the producers of the show after they again rejected his request for a speaking role in the critically acclaimed claymation series. The issue has long plagued Brad Timmins, who has played the Farmer for over 10 years on the award winning show.

Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle just days after the fiery confrontation, Timmins said, “it’s just that I have so much more to offer as an actor. When we’re not filming for Shaun, I do Shakespeare, Broadway, you name it, I’ve done it. The Farmer has become so wooden and predictable. It’s becoming increasingly unbelievable that that moron could actually run and maintain a farm with so many mischievous animals. If they just gave him some dialogue we could add so many layers to his character.”

Timmins also made some disparaging remarks about the animal stars of the show, in particular Bitzer the dog and Shaun himself. “Those two are real divas on set. They might be animals, but they are so pampered and precious. Bitzer regularly complains about the cut of his steak, and Shaun has even started requesting that the extras on the show don’t look him in the eyes. The producers are starting to lose control of the situation, I can see it all falling apart if they don’t make a few changes.”

The producers of Shaun the Sheep were unavailable for comment.