This farmer wants a spud lover

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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.

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