The search is on for would-be models to help one of the biggest agricultural shows in the country promote the link between sheep and the wool industry.

The Great Yorkshire Show, which draws crowds of more than 120,000 people, is staging its popular fashion show once again, but this year organisers want wannabe models to join the professionals on the catwalk.

Organisers want to hear from people with a love of style and a sense of fun to step out and showcase top-of-the-range outfits, following in the footsteps of well-known TV personalities such as Anita Rani, singer Lizzie Jones, Paralympian Hannah Cockroft and the Yorkshire vets Julian Norton and Peter Wright.

The event is held from Tuesday, July 11 at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, until Friday, July 14.

Entitled “From Sheep to Chic,” this year’s fashion extravaganza will highlight the all-important link between the sheep seen in fields and the creation of stylish wool garments, everything from quirky tweed jackets and waistcoats to bobble beanie hats.

Charles Mills, show director, said: “We are delighted to champion the importance of wool and the vital role that British sheep farmers play in the production of this versatile natural product.

"The title of our fashion shows, 'From Sheep to Chic' sums this up precisely and the new venue for the shows could not be more appropriate. For the first time they will be held on the stage in the sheep shearing area, next to more than 2,000 sheep which will be shown in the competitive classes.

“The link is clear: without sheep the wool industry would be a shadow of what it is today, without sheep farmers there would be a huge gap in British agriculture and our iconic countryside would be a pale imitation of the past.”

Organisers will select five or six wannabe models to join the experts in the shows which take place daily at 12.30pm. No experience is needed as training will be given by model and fashion event organiser, Bernadette Gledhill.

From Sheep to Chic will be held every day sponsored by tailors, Brook Taverner, and supported by British Wool.

To be in with a chance email and include: Your name, address, phone number; Your link to farming and or rural life; profile picture and availability for a photo shoot at the showground on Wednesday, May 10 as well as for the show itself. Entries close on Friday, April 28.