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Former controversial Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie is looking for love and she's not shy about telling the world

The single mum dividing the nation is on the hunt for a man.

Former controversial Tasmanian senator and founder of the Jacqui Lambie Network, Jacqui Lambie, has always succeeded in turning heads.

The 47-year-old is often labelled 'outspoken' due to her straight-talking, her unabashed Islamophobia - not to mention she doesn't hold back when it comes to her former political peers, including Cory Berardi. Speaking to Annabel Crab for the ABC in 2016, Lambie unapologetically called Berardi an arsehole, "born with a silver spoon up [his] rear end."

She was, however, loved for her ongoing work helping save the economically and socially oppressed communities in Australia.

Lambie has publicly spoken out about her son's ice addiction in the past to help raise funds and awareness for rehab centres. This sort of authenticity, alongside firm belief in her convictions, made her a force to be reckoned with - until October in 2017.

October last year saw Jacqui Lambie emotionally resigning from the Senate after her Scottish heritage made her ineligible for parliament as part of the dual citizenship scandal that continues to rock Australian parliament.

Jacqui Lambie looking for love

Jacqui on the *Today Show* discussing love and politics.
Jacqui on the Today Show discussing love and politics.

In a somewhat questionable (publicly looking for love at the same time as promoting her new book? Hmmm...) segment on Seven's Sunday Night, Jacqui opened up about throwing herself back into the dating game.

At almost 50-year-old, she's disheartened at finding herself unemployed and dateless.

So what kind of man is Jacqui Lambie looking for?

"I've been by myself for so long that I've just switched off on that side of life," Jacqui told Sunday Night.

"I think that what I'm looking for is just a good Aussie bloke who can hold his own."

Join the club, Jacqui.

Jacqui getting ready for speed dating.
Jacqui getting ready for speed dating.

During the segment, Jacqui was given some expert dating advice and tried out the information at speed-dating night, all of which was filmed. She had a remarkable connection with a 56-year-old Melbourne businessman, named Gregg Currie. The two have since had since had three follow up dates - though Jacqui remains hesitant to make a commitment after being single for 15 years.

Jaqui's making her hunt for love a matter of public interest, appearing on the Morning Show the same week the Sunday Night segment aired.

Commenting on the string of "political sex scandals" in Australian Parliment just after she left, Jacqui quipped - "I know I'm telling you, it doesn't matter where I am, I just never get any!"

Jacqui is currently promoting her new book, Rebel With a Cause.