Why Love In The Countryside is going to be your new favourite TV show

Love In The Countryside is a brand new six-part BBC Two series that sees eight rural dwellers from across the UK enlist the help of radio presenter Sara Cox in their quest for love…

What a sweet premise for a new dating show! Think First Dates meets… Countryfile

Farmer’s daughter Sara Cox is on the look-out for love. Not for herself, but for eight country folk searching for ‘the one’ – because as she knows, if you work on the land, you’re often wedded to it too.

Photographer: Pete Dadds

So how does it work? Viewers will meet 25-year-old Ed, a dairy farmer from Lancashire, 28-year-old equine vet Heather from Yorkshire, 32-year-old Christine and 39-year-old Richard, both cattle and sheep farmers from Dumfries and Galloway, 33-year-old Paul, a farmhand from Worcestershire, 52-year-old farmer Peter from Yorkshire, 52-year-old farrier Mark from Norfolk and Wendy, a 59-year-old pig farmer from Herefordshire. 

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Equine vet Heather. Image: Fremantle Media Ltd

They’ll be matched-up with a handful of townies who are equally looking for love – as well as a new pace of life, away from the rat-race. If matched with one of the ‘rurals’, they’ll be returning to the sticks with their new beau to find out what life is really like in the countryside. 

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The catch? The show’s hopefuls can’t leave their jobs in the country, so if a match does happen, their dates need to be prepared to up sticks and embrace a more remote way of life. Knee deep in mud and out of their depth, how much will they be willing to sacrifice for true love? 

25-year-old dairy farmer Ed. Image: Fremantle Media Ltd

We’ll have to tune in to find out! We’ve got our eye on for handsome dairy farmer Ed and traditional Yorkshireman Peter, who apparently shows his softer side during the show. 

Love In The Countryside launches 2nd May at 9pm on BBC Two.

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