“Queen of Shops” Mary Portas wants to apply her trouble-shooting skills to struggling non-fashion retailers in a third series of her BBC2 programme.

In the third series of Mary Queen of Shops Portas will apply her expertise to six non-fashion British high street independent stores – anything from newsagents, to chemists and bakers – which
are in need of her help. The programme has previously featured fashion chains and charity stores.

Last month, Portas appeared  in Mary Portas: Save Our Shops, examining how the recession is threatening the high street and aiming to halt the number of shop closures in the UK. In the show she followed the struggling independent retailers of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire.

Any non-fashion independent retailer that is struggling in the current challenging retail climate and wanting Portas’ help can email queenofshops@optomen.com.