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ISEE in Woman’s Day Scott and Clare are engaged. Scott and Clare. From The Farmer Wants a Wife. Season four, apparently. I can’t quite place them myself, I was hoping you might be able to.
They seem very happy. He got down on his knees, she loved it, the end. It says he asked her father for his permission to marry her, which makes me laugh and sick in about equal measure. Maybe 60-40 towards sick.
I feel as if this series of The Farmer Wants a Wife is going to be a hit. This is a show that always does pretty well, but I sense this season will be the biggest so far. Based on several complex personal theories but also this: the attractiveness of the contestants.
Last year’s — and I don’t think I’m alone in thinking this— were homelier than was completely ideal. I’m sorry, but it’s true. Whereas this time they’re all much prettier.
Plus the oldest one is only 33. And doesn’t look it.
The youngest is from Young. He’s 24. So quite young. He alleges he’s ready for love though. They’re all ready. Really ready. Natalie Gruzlewski could get a job on 60 Minutes, and probably will one day, such is her dogged
Dogged: Natalie Gruzlewski questioning on this subject. Charles is definitely ready.
He gave up a ‘‘ blossoming’’ career as a lawyer to become a ‘‘ thoughtful’’ farmer, which I take it means he can read, because there’s a shot of him reading a book. The book could be Twilight, but that’s not the point.
‘‘ There’s certainly going to have to be an intellectual click as far as being on the same wave-length,’’ he says.
I write click, but I’m not entirely sure he doesn’t mean clique. He reminds me of Philip the horse in I Am Not An Animal, the episode where he talks about how he’s a man of letters and therefore needs a smart girlfriend, a woman of intellect, such as Hillary Clinton or one of The Corrs. The Farmer Wants a Wife Channel 9, 8.30pm