Farmers in north Shropshire who are looking for love might have a chance if they apply to star in a new television show.

DJ and TV presenter Sara Cox will return to her farming roots with a new BBC2 show called Love in the Countryside, being aired next year.

The show is looking for five lonely men and three women farmers to match with single people from towns and cities.

From farmers to rural vets, the singletons, isolated from the urban dating pool, are ready to not only see if they can meet their match but also to introduce a potential partner to the true realities of life in the countryside.

With many city dwellers longing to escape the rat race, and an unprecedented number migrating from town to country every year in the hope of a different way of life, it is an achievable dream.

But what is the reality of adapting to a new ideal away from all the trappings of a town or city and potentially finding your perfect match?

Cox said: “As a farmer’s daughter living in the capital, I’m really excited about uniting rural folks with people from the city.

“I can’t wait to journey over hill and dale, through Britain’s glorious countryside on my mission to hopefully help love blossom for the people who work the land, lovingly tend their animals but may have neglected their own hearts.

“If you want to escape to the country and fall in love then get online to and check out our singletons to apply.”

Send an email to Claire.Mulvey or to Mirinda.Dawkins@fremantlemediauk. com for more details.