#Countryfile: Matt Baker and Anita Rani search for REPLACEMENT presenters:

The new Countryfile competition has been dubbed as “one time only” and will see viewers who are interested in being the next Matt Baker or Anita Rani given a shot at the limelight.

Those who believe they could be in with a chance of hosting the show were urged to submit an application.

However, the competition is not open to all Countryfile fans.

Entrants must be between the ages of eight and 15 to stand a chance of presenting the show.

To be in with a chance of adding to the BBC line-up, fans must submit a short film online that will be judged by the production team.

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The eight finalists will then have the opportunity to attend screen tests in Gloucestershire which will be broadcast on Countryfile in July.

The two overall winners will then be invited to attend BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire for two days this August.

Here they will join the presenting team on one of the days and present a short item for Countryfile which will be broadcast on BBC One.

Entry is open now and will close on Sunday April 15.

Matt and Anita’s announcement excited long-time fans of the show.

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