Belfast Telegraph

New show looking for Northern Ireland folk who want to swap buzz of city life for rural living

Presenter Kate Humble. Picture by Claire Richardson.
Presenter Kate Humble. Picture by Claire Richardson.

A brand new television series for Channel 5 is looking for people from Northern Ireland to take part.

Hosted by Kate Humble, Twice The Life for Half The Price is described as "an aspirational life-change series for families looking for the ultimate quality of life".

The six-part series, earmarked for transmission later in the year, helps families desperate to leave the rat race behind and radically transform their quality of life.

Whether they are moving to run a smallholding, a B&B or simply to make the most of the great outdoors, the series will see them list their cramped suburban semi, and get on the road to the ultimate change under the guidance of presenter Kate who will offer motivation, tips and a wealth of support.

The show is 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.

The presenter 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. Will leaving behind the hubbub of city life help them achieve their dream of Twice the Life?”

People who take part in this upcoming series will benefit from advice and support from Kate, a passionate advocate of rural living, to help them overcome the challenges of the move and settle into their brand new life.

For details on how to apply, email

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