A PRODUCTION company is currently casting for a brand new Channel 5 show and is looking for people in Cumbria to take part.

The six part series, called Twice The Life for Half The Price, is earmarked for transmission later in the year and will be hosted by Kate Humble.

It is described as being an aspirational life change series for families looking for the ultimate quality of life. Producers are seeking families desperate to leave the rat race behind and radically transform their quality of life.

Channel 5 has commissioned Glasgow based production company Raise the Roof Productions and Motion Content Group to make the programme.

"We are looking for people who have decided to make a new start and people moving far from their current location to buy in a rural area are especially encouraged to apply," said researcher Hannah Chandler. "This is not about second homes, this is about people moving and settling into a community."

Kate Humble said: “Over a decade ago I made a big move, waved goodbye to life in the city and set up home in rural Wales.

"It was a huge change and even though I had grown up in the country, I soon discovered I had lots to learn.

"I am really looking forward to meeting the families who are about to undertake this same journey, following their progress and hopefully being able to help and support them along the way."