Presented by Lowri Turner , it featured relationship expert Tracey Cox , confidence coach Steven Anderson later replaced by Jeremy Milnes celebrity stylist Jay Hunt and Debenhams fashion director Spencer Hawken , who each used their expertise to help a singleton find a date. The show ran for three series until This was followed by a one-off celebrity special in where the experts helped TV presenter Esther Rantzen. The series led to numerous success stories, one of whom was Jon Massey, the subject of programme two of series two. As a direct result of his being featured in the programme, he was contacted after transmission by a woman who became his future wife. Jeremy Milnes, who had acted as his confidence coach during the filming of the programme, and Alannah Richardson, the series producer, were guests of honour at the wedding in the hotel's Marie Antoinette Suite.
Sara Cox to host new BBC Two dating programme 'Love in the Countryside'
BBC Two - Love in the Countryside - Meet the Singles
Sara Cox joins eight rural romantics as they begin the journey to find love. Yorkshireman Pete shows his softer side and year-old famer Christine battles with her emotions. Eight rural dwellers from across the UK enlist the help of farmer's daughter Sara Cox in their quest for love. As Sara knows, if you work on the land, you are often wedded to it, so she takes the bull by the horns and goes on a mission to find our lonely rural romantics the partner of their dreams. The show introduces year-old Paul, a farmhand from Worcestershire, year-old Christine and year-old Richard, both cattle and sheep farmers from Dumfries and Galloway, year-old Ed, a dairy farmer from Lancashire, year-old Mark, a farrier from Norfolk, year-old pig farmer Wendy from Herefordshire, year-old farmer Pete from Yorkshire and year-old equine vet Heather from Yorkshire. All eight have posted detailed dating profiles online in the hope of attracting letters from urban singles looking to quit the 9 to 5 rat race in favour of a slower pace of life. After carefully considering each letter, our rural romantics must decide how many applicants they would like to meet for a nerve-wracking face-to-face speed date.
Sara Cox favourite to take over BBC Radio 2 Drivetime show after Simon Mayo quits
From a dashing dairy farmer to a Yorkshire vet, get the lowdown on who's appearing in series one of BBC2's new dating show. By Flora Carr. Ever dream of escaping the 9 to 5 rat race?
Wendy, a year-old pig farmer, Ed, a year-old dairy farmer who wants to have his own family, and Heather, a year-old equine vet are among those on the show. Host Cox said: Competitors will try to win the heart of a fashion-conscious singleton by dressing them in the show, hosted by Matt Edmondson, who also came up with the idea for the programme.