Campaigner in mission to bag herself a man on TV

TV appearance: Charlotte Cropper and with Paddy McGuinness on Take Me Out
TV appearance: Charlotte Cropper and with Paddy McGuinness on Take Me Out
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A young campaigner has set herself a new mission - to bag a man.

Charlotte Cropper, 18, from Bamber Bridge, near Preston, fronted a campaign to save the iconic Wesley Street Mill.

Chartlotte Cropper

Chartlotte Cropper

The teenager was recognised for her efforts to save the historic site, but plans to build houses on the site have now been passed.

However the former Cardinal Newman College is now on another mission and is set to appear on the popular Saturday night show, Take Me Out, in a bid to bag a fella.

Charlotte, who works as an insurance underwriter in Manchester, will appear on the ITV show for six weeks from January 18. She said: “I have never really had a serious relationship and even though I am only 18 it is more for the TV experience, it is a once in a life time experience.”

Charlotte, who hopes to one day become an MP, spent 12 days in Kent filming for the show staying in a hotel with the other contestants.

She will appear on six of the eight programmes and although she has to remain tight-lipped over whether on not she bags a date to the Isle of Fernando’s she did say she was in the bottom two twice.

Charlotte was one of 1,000 people to be interviewed and one of the 90 chosen to appear.

“I am quite nervous,” she said, “I don’t know what they will show and what they will cut. I’m excited to see myself on TV, I just hope I have not embarrassed myself. My mum couldn’t believe it and my friends couldn’t believe it, its a big programme on ITV it’s prime time on a Saturday.”

She added: “2013 was quite a big year for me and it did all start off with the mill. I have no doubt I was on Take Me Out because of the mill. Even though I didn’t save it it has brought me a lot.”