THINK Aussie potato farmer and a name that springs to mind is ultramarathon legend Cliff Young.
Not that you would have seen Cliff on a show such as The Farmer Wants a Wife — he was renowned at the height of his fame for his solid romance with the lady who would become his wife, Mary.
Farmer Matt is a different matter. The Victorian potato farmer is on the hunt for a partner, but it soon becomes apparent spuds could come between Matt and romance.
In the first episode of the new season of The Farmer Wants a Wife, Matt makes it clear to each lady he speed dates that her feelings about potatoes could make or break their relationship.
Girls on a carb-free diet need not apply.
‘‘ I like potatoes, you can use potatoes in just about any dish,’’ says Matt, a fourthgeneration farmer.
‘‘ Potatoes are definitely the deal breaker. They’ve got to love potatoes.’’
It has taken Matt a while to come to the conclusion he’s ready for marriage.
‘‘ I got burnt pretty bad the last time I was with a girl. I decided I didn’t like girls for a while. I liked beer more.
‘‘ The girl of my dreams could be in there . . . I’m looking for a