This team wants two wives

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Out Of The Box - COLIN VICK­ERY

QUEENS­LAND cane farm­ers Gavin and Steven Pahlke are looking for their soul mates, and what bet­ter way to do that than on The Farmer Wants A Wife?

There’s just one catch— they’re fa­ther and son.

Gavin, 49, is looking for a lady aged be­tween 36 and 48. Steven, 27, is looking for some­one aged be­tween 20 and 30. Gavin wants a life com­pan­ion; Steven wants to find a wife and start a fam­ily.

Call us old-fash­ioned but wouldn’t it be more than a lit­tle weird to be scop­ing the ladies while your dad is looking on?

‘‘I think it’s cool,’’ Steven says. ‘‘It’s one of the best things Dad’s done in a while.’’

Gavin, ex­plain­ing why he de­cided to go on the Chan­nel 9 dat­ing show hosted by Natalie Gru­zlewski, says: ‘‘We’ve all watched the pro­gram and you see peo­ple who meet girls, so I thought ‘what have I got to lose?’

‘‘I was chat­ting to the pro­duc­ers and men­tioned that my son was 27 and sin­gle and they said he should come on the show.

‘‘Hav­ing my son there was ex­cel­lent— to share a jour­ney in his life and my life to­gether. I’ve learnt a bit more about my son and he’s learnt a bit more about me.’’

The other five farm­ers on the se­ries in­clude 27-year-old sheep and cat­tle farmer Rus­sell, 29-yearold Brad, a New South Wales cat­tle farmer, 28-year-old sheep farmer Scott, and cat­tle farm­ers Nate, 37, and Phil, 42.

The Farmer Wants A Wife has al­ready had its first wed­ding, a baby is due in Au­gust and there have been two en­gage­ments, so the chances of Gavin and Steven find­ing the right ladies are looking quite good.

‘‘I’m just a nor­mal bloke— a nor­mal Aussie fella,’’ Steven says.

‘‘Who doesn’t like a nor­mal Aussie bloke?’’ The Farmer Wants a Wife, PG Chan­nel 9, Mon­day, 7.30pm Farm­ers on the make Du­ra­tion: 1 hour

Par­ent trap: date th­ese guys and you have a ready-made fam­ily.

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