Country singer Sam McClymont is busy with her band but is so enjoying the role of matchmaker that she is ready to commit again
Sam McClymont says there’s enough wriggle room in her schedule with country band The McClymonts that she can commit to hosting another season of The Farmer Wants A Wife.
The reality dating show has returned on the Nine Network after a three-year hiatus with McClymont replacing Natalie Gruzlewski as host. Nine has yet to commission another season but McClymont says it won’t be an issue for her if it gets the go-ahead.
“Music is more weekends but filming is not weekends, it’s during the week and it’s not live so it would suit,” McClymont says. “It works really great with what I do. It could not have come at a better time ... fingers crossed there are more (seasons).”
The McClymonts wound back their schedule in the second half of last year after
Mollie became pregnant with her first child. The country trio return for a short 10th anniversary tour in July, playing just 10 shows.
The express tour means McClymont is free to play matchmaker host again should the show go back into production later this year.
Whether The Farmer
Wants A Wife gets renewed will depends heavily on the ratings. It launched last Monday with 760,000 viewers, its lowest rating first episode in nine seasons and down some 16 per cent on its 2012 opening.
However, Nine remains confident the dating show will start to gather a bigger audience now that official ratings have started.
McClymont says she got to meet the ladies trying to win the heart of a lonely farmer and a lot of the time she was there just to listen.
“It was more about talking to take their mind off what as about to happen.”
The Farmer Wants A Wife airs on Mondays at 8.45pm on the Nine Network.
Matchmaker host Sam McClymont enjoys working on The Farmer Wants a Wife.