The Farmer Wants a Wife (Australian TV series)

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The Farmer Wants a Wife
The Farmer Wants a Wife Logo.jpg
Genre Reality
Presented by Natalie Gruzlewski
Opening theme "Lovin' Each Day" by Ronan Keating (2007-2009)
"Love Story" by Taylor Swift (2010)
"Haven't Met You Yet" by Michael Bublé (2011)
"Feel So Close" by Calvin Harris (2012)
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 58
Production
Producer(s) FremantleMedia Australia
Running time 60 minutes (inc. commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel Nine Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original run 24 October 2007 – 27 September 2012
External links
Website

The Farmer Wants a Wife is an Australian reality television series. Hosted by Getaway presenter Natalie Gruzlewski, the first six-episode series commenced on the Nine Network on 24 October 2007. Another 3 series have since aired, with Series 4 coming to an end in November 2009. The fifth season began airing on 28 July 2010 and finished on 15 September 2010, the sixth season began airing on 9 February 2011 and finished on 30 March 2011 also the reunion special on 6 April 2011, the seventh season began airing on 22 August 2011 and finished on 3 October 2011, the eighth season began airing on 15 August 2012.

Eligible bachelors[edit]

First series (2007)[edit]

Farmer Age Location Quote
Drew 32 Mudgee, NSW "I have a cheeky nature... the lovable brat. There is never a dull moment in my life."
Brad 30 Swan Hill, Victoria "Really I'd like to settle down with a woman who's not so ready and wants to share her journey with me."
Gus 32 Warren, NSW "I come from a close and happy family and firmly believe this has made me the happy confident person I am today."
Jon 28 Deniliquin, NSW "I hope to find a person with an easy going nature to share the good and bad times together."
Craig 27 West Wyalong, NSW "I am looking for a girl that would be with me for the right reason; start a new life and then see where we would end up."
Chris 34 Tamworth, NSW "You get a long way in life with a smile and a friend, someone who can laugh at themselves."

Second Series (2008)[edit]

Farmer Age Location Quote
Rob 42 Mount Gambier, SA "It hasn't all been easy, but the most difficult part is having no partner to share it all with."
James 36 Deniliquin, NSW "Once I enter a relationship with someone I am intensely loyal."
Mick 24 Goulburn, NSW "My female friends describe me as the perfect catch for any lady."
Howie 29 Weabonga, NSW "I have a fair amount of determination. I need someone with equal or more amounts to keep me in line and to handle country life."
Ben 30 Jamberoo, NSW "I'm now ready for someone to settle with and share what I have with me."
Nick 27 Wahgunyah, VIC "I pride myself as a bit of a gentlemen - that is the way I have been brought up."

Third Series (2009)[edit]

Farmer Age Location Quote
Jenny Blake 32 Tumbarumba, NSW "I'm into serious relationships, not casual flings or time wasters."
Andrew Hall 25 Manoora, SA "I like to brighten someone's day when they are down."
Paul Macdonald 36 Tarcutta, NSW "I am not afraid to show affection in public."
Ralph Lyster 29 Mandurah, Western Australia "The Playboy farmer"
Tim Farr 26 Mulwala, NSW "The good looking one"
Damian Atkins 29 Caveside, Tasmania "the Tasmanian"

Fourth Series (2009)[edit]

Farmer Age Location
Brad 29 Lithgow, NSW
Scott 28 Mungindi, NSW
Russell 27 Grampians, VIC
Nate 37 Goovigen, QLD
Phil 42 Mansfield, VIC
Gavin 49 Norwell, QLD
Steven 27 Norwell, QLD

Fifth Series (2010)[edit]

Farmer Age Location
Becky Cassanova 34 SA
Devon Mill 25 Hopetoun, VIC
Jamie Morgan 40 Monkey Mia, WA
Charlie Norton 25 Walcha, NSW
Nathan McClymont 26 Wiluna, WA
Shaun Fewson 31 Nyabing, WA

Sixth Series (2011)[edit]

Farmer Age Location
Nick 26 Gordon, VIC
Melia 30 Margaret River, WA
Charles 32 Barraba, NSW
Ben 33 Clare, SA
Kieran 24 Young, NSW
Mark 27 Mareeba, QLD

Seventh Series (2011)[edit]

Farmer Age Location
Trent 24 Lameroo, South Australia
Will 25 Warialda, New South Wales
Tim 29 Murrayville, Victoria
Frank 32 Hughenden, Queensland
Kevin 33 Maryborough, Victoria
John 58 Merriwa, New South Wales

Eighth Series (2012)[edit]

Farmer Age Location
Nikko 26 Richmond, Queensland
Matt 26 Waubra, Victoria
Todd 28 Bruny Island, Tasmania
Tom 31 Beeac, Victoria
Sam 33 Kununura, Western Australia
Paul 46 Gnaraloo, Western Australia

Ratings[edit]

First series (2007)[edit]

Averaged 1.21 million, 1.35 million highest episode

Second series (2008)[edit]

Averaged 1.40 million, 1.68 million highest episode

Cancellation[edit]

The Nine Network will not commissioned for the ninth series within later corporate briefs. The show was not mentioned at all.

See also[edit]

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