Tonight marked the start of the most romantic season of Farmer Wants A Wife , with host Samantha Armytage playing cupid to five new farmers, plucked from paddocks around the country.
With first date nerves in overdrive, Farmer Brad (32, Cootamundra, NSW), Farmer David (29, Pozieres, Queensland), Farmer Brenton (26, Darriman, Victoria), Farmer Matt (23, Bookham, NSW) and Farmer Andrew (41, Narromine, NSW) gathered in the picturesque Hunter Valley to meet the lady who could be “the one”.
From thousands of eligible single ladies who saw their profiles online, Farmers Brad, Brenton and Matt met their favourites in a round of speed-dating.
Farmer Brad was smitten with 31-year-old public servant, Corista: “That Corista! wow! Ticked a lot of boxes there. Corista’s got a lot of spunk about her. There’s definitely the connection there straight away.”
“Alice and I did have a really good energy and I think laughter and banter is the way to my heart,” Farmer Matt said after meeting the 22-year-old teaching assistant.
Speed-dating eight ladies in a day was overwhelming for Farmer Brenton, who said: “I’ve definitely had more dates today than my whole life. All the ladies are quite lovely, I might break down trying to pick my final five.”
After plenty of awkward laughter and stolen glances, the three farmers each invited five ladies back to their beloved farms.
Farmer Brad: Christina, Clare, Corista, Morgan, Natasha
Farmer Brenton: Breanna, Emily, Frankie, Rachel, Sophie
Farmer Matt: Alice, Annabelle, Chelsea, Madison, Olivia