The producers of a new BBC programme, Economy Gastronomy, are seeking a family headed by a gay or lesbian couple to appear on the show.

The peak-time show will teach families how to stop wasting, learn to shop economically and eat better for less.

Chefs Paul Merrett and Allegra McEvedy will guide the families through the challenge of eating healthily on a budget.

Allegra is a lesbian chef who has worked at the Groucho, at Robert de Niro’s Tribeca in New York and co-founded the Leon chain of restaurants. Her mission is to “provide good food for everyone as a right, not a privilege”.

Producers are hoping to find a gay or lesbian couple with a child or children of any age.

The show will be broadcast on BBC Two later this year.

Anyone interested in taking part should email food@outlineproductions.co.uk or call 020 7424 7629.