NOW CASTING: Do You Want To Be On River Cottage Australia?
Lifestyle Channel have announced an Australian version of River Cottage called River Cottage Australia of course.
They even have managed to nab Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall who is the face to the UK production and they are looking for people who want to be Hugh or Hughettes on the show. So if you are into sustainable lifestyles and/or farming this is the show for you.
This is a great show for Lifestyle and it will definitely be watched in this household, but I have to confess in large doses I do find Hugh a bit too earnest and right on.
If you want to go on the show apply here.
Here are further details about the show:
Foxtel and The LifeStyle Channel today announced the commissioning of new local production, River Cottage Australia, the first international version of the hugely successful series, co-produced by Granada Media Australia and Keo Films.
Mentored by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, River Cottage Australia will search for the new ‘Aussie Hugh’ – testing their knowledge of food, enthusiasm for all things wild and local, and resilience in setting up a sustainable farm in the Australian countryside.
Duane Hatherly, General Manager, LifeStyle Channels and Head of Production said: “The River Cottage Australia commission adds a new and incredibly exciting venture to the LifeStyle Channel’s robust production slate.
The Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s series is a brand defining, tent-pole franchise on The LifeStyle Channel and we know that Australian’s are as passionate about the River Cottage ‘back to basics’ approach to seasonal cooking and local produce as he is.”
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall said: “It’s brilliant to be taking River Cottage Down Under. Australia’s a country I have long wanted to get to know. We’ve had some lovely Aussies visit us here at River Cottage in Devon and it’s high time I repaid the compliment.
“I know there are great things happening with local, seasonal wild foods and I can’t wait to tap into them. And I’m looking forward to meeting some Aussie Hughs. At least I think I am!”
Fearnley-Whittingstall will visit Australia for the first time when production commences in early 2013.
The search for the new Hugh is underway. For application details visit www.lifestyle.com.au.
In 2013 River Cottage Australia will join a stellar line-up of local productions on The LifeStyle Channel including Come Dine With Me Australia, Selling Houses Australia and Location Location Location Australia.