Rihanna is reportedly on the lookout for a London home as she prepares to film a new TV series in the capital.

The party-loving Rude Boy singer is set to live in the UK from May to July for a new Sky Living reality show, and according to The Sun she has told her team to locate a suitable pad.

A source told the newspaper: "Although there may be occasional trips away, she'll be based here in London. Rihanna has instructed her team to find a mansion in or around the capital."

The insider went on: "Earlier this year she considered buying a property in east London but now she's looking elsewhere as she's decided the pad will need gates to keep away super-fans and photographers."

Rihanna will be searching for undiscovered fashion talent on the new TV show, working alongside designer Henry Holland and Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts.

The singer is thought to have filmed two episodes earlier this year and is due to return next month.