This farmer wants a spud lover
girl who doesn’t mind getting dirty.’’
Executive producer Caroline Spencer says this season is intensely competitive.
The show opens with the six farmers involved in more than 200 speed dates. Each farmer chooses three girls to take to his farm. If more than one farmer chooses the same girl, the power shifts and the girl decides which farm she’ll visit.
‘‘ This year we weren’t just looking for nice, lovely guys, we wanted a bit more bite — men who’d lived interesting lives,’’ Spencer says.
‘‘ With the blokes (who apply to be on the show), we do a Skype call, go into their romantic history. If that goes well we’ll send a producer to spend a day with them, shoot a little profile. If that’s all looking good, we send the casting reel to the network.
‘‘ It’s a very competitive series. From the second the girls arrived in Byron Bay, we told them they’d have to fight for their man. It’s very heated.’’ The Farmer Wants a Wife, Channel 9, tonight, 8pm Looking for love: farmer Matt says potatoes are a deal breaker.