New television show for radio host Sara Cox
BBC Entertainment has commissioned Love In The Countryside for BBC Two, a new show about finding love, hosted by Sara Cox.
Sara is going back to her farming roots in the hope of helping single people living and working in the countryside to find love with urbanites seeking their perfect partner – and a dramatically different lifestyle.
The former Radio 1 presenter and current host of Sounds of the 80s on Radio 2, will join new couples along their way as they negotiate getting to know each other, whilst the urban love-seekers are grappling with wellies, the wild outdoors and woeful Wi-Fi.
Sara Cox says: “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 bbc.co.uk/love and check out our singletons to apply!”
Rachel Ashdown, Commissioning Editor for BBC Entertainment, says: “More than a dating show, Love In The Countryside shines a light on the realities of life where the land and farming is still at the heart of the daily routine. With both rural and urban singletons embarking on new experiences across this series I look forward to seeing how contributors from town and country can come together to learn from each other’s lives.”
Love in the Countryside is a 6 x 60’ part series produced by Boundless (part of the FremantleMedia UK). It was commissioned by Patrick Holland Controller of BBC Two, Kate Phillips Controller of Entertainment, and Rachel Ashdown, commissioning editor for BBC Entertainment. Boundless Executive Producers are Managing Director, Boundless Hannah Wyatt and Kat Lennox, and Series Editor is Rob Clifford.