Celebrity shepherdess Katy Cropper is looking for love in the BBC2 series Love in the Countryside which started this week.

Katy, 58, who lives near Shap and is renowned for training sheepdogs, has been married four times but has been single for more than 10.

She admitted to show presenter Sara Cox that she was cynical about finding love again.

She said: "Love is to know that that person is there for you. and you can trust them, no matter what.

"That's all I want."

The single mum said she had been urged on by her 16 year-old daughter Henrietta who described her as "a bit of a firecracker. She can't be tamed."

Henrietta is planning to go to university and doesn't want her to live alone.

Katy picked out four suitors who had written 'love letters' to say how keen they were to meet her and journeyed down to London to see them face-to-face at a speed dating event.

She then chose Geordie painter and decorator, John, 74-year-old ex-professional footballer, Carl and 53-year-old ex-motorbike champion, David to invite back to her home in Cumbria to try out country life.

The larger than life sheepdog trainer was the first woman to win TV's One Man And His Dog sheepdog trial competition.

She says she realises her remote lifestyle has its challenges, but she is hoping romance could blossom among the fells.

On Tuesday's show we will catch up with how she and her three would-be boyfriends got on at her farm.

Katy said: “They’ll be totally out of their comfort zone so it will be interesting to see how they fit in.”

Love In The Countryside, BBC2 Tuesday, 9pm.