Everything you need to know about Farmer Wants a Wife 2020

Clare Rigden
·Columnist
·7-min read

What is Farmer Wants A Wife about?

It literally says it in the title: this show is about farmers...who want wives. The successful reality TV series follows six single farmers from various parts of rural Australia as they embark on a quest to find love with someone from the city who they’ve been paired with through the show.

Farmer Wants A Wife promo poster
Farmer Wants A Wife is coming back to Channel Seven. Photo: Seven

Is Farmer Wants a Wife a reboot?

It is. The series, based on a UK reality TV format, originally ran on the Nine Network from 2007 to 2012 and was hosted by then-Getaway presenter, Natalie Gruzlewski.

It was briefly brought back in 2016 with country music star Sam McClymont as host, but it wasn’t a ratings hit, and was shelved indefinitely by the network. Seven announced they were doing a new series late last year, and filming commenced in early 2020.

Natalie Gruzlewski in a white top in a promotional image for Farmer Wants a Wife 2020
Natalie Gruzlewski is back to host Farmer Wants A Wife. Photo: Supplied

Who is the new host of Farmer Wants A Wife?

Nat’s Back! Gold Coast-based Natalie Gruzlewski, who has been absent from the public eye for almost a decade raising her family, agreed to take part in the new series.

“I’m excited to be returning to TV for Farmer. It’s a privilege to be a part of the show and witness those special connections as they start to form. I’ve seen firsthand how this process can change lives and I can’t wait to get back into it,” she said at the time of the show relaunch announcement.

Has anyone found love on Farmer Wants a Wife?

Um...yes! And then some! The Aussie version of the show has produced more ‘happy-ever-afters’ than any other TV dating show. There have been nine marriages and 20 babies.

Internationally, 147 marriages have taken place and there have been a whopping 280 babies born as a result. Now THAT’S a success rate.

Who is still together from Farmer Wants A Wife?

There are plenty of couples who met and fell in love on Farmer. As far as we can tell, these guys are still together!

Season 1 (2007): Chris Newsome and Kim Tierney

Farmer Chris from Tamworth found love in series one with Kim – their wedding was televised as part of season two. They now have two kids.

Season 2 (2008): Rob Hodges and Jo Fincham

They met and fell in love during the second season – ten years later, they’re still together and have three gorgeous kids together.

Rob Hodges and Jo Fincham are still married and have three beautiful children together. Photo: Instagram/joannafincham
Rob Hodges and Jo Fincham are still married and have three beautiful children together. Photo: Instagram/joannafincham

Series 3 (2009): Damian Atkins and Rachael Peynenborg

Rachael from Frankston moved to Tasmania to be with Damian. They have two kids together.

Season 4 (2009) - Scott Warby and Clare Spark

These two love birds had a long-distance relationship before eventually tying the knot. They now live on a property in Mungindi, NSW, and have two kids.

Season 4 (2009) - Brad Crane and Stacie Marmion

Lithgow cattle farmer Brad met Stacie on season four. They are still together and have three gorgeous kids.

Season 5 (2010) Nathan McClymont and Amanda Ecker

These guys met on Season Five, and Nathan proposed during the finale. They now have three kids together (their newest was born last month!)

Brad Crane and Stacie Marmion dressed up from Farmer Wants A Wife
Brad Crane and Stacie Marmion are also still together and have three kids. Photo: Facebook

Season 7 (2011): Frank Atherton and Tenille Jolly

These guys met during a speed date on the show – and they’ve been together ever since. They have one child together.

Season 8 (2012): Sam Alford and Jodie Byrne

Jodie relocated to Sam’s WA property to be with him. Sam proposed in 2012, and they now have a son together.

Who stars on Farmer Wants A Wife 2020?

There are six lucky lads (no lady farmers this time, unfortunately) searching for love with scores of City-based ladies. Last December, a call was put out via the show’s Facebook page for women to apply for the following farmers...stay tuned to see which women apply to win their hearts.

Sam from Farmer Wants A Wife
Farmer Sam is from Innisfail in Queensland. Photo: Instagram/Farmer Wants A Wife

Farmer Sam, 27, a tropical fruit farmer from Innisfail, Queensland

“It’s really important to me to find true love, because I really want to settle down one day and have a family of my own. I have a lot of love to give. I love spoiling someone. My ideal girl would have to be loving, caring, and just a beautiful heart. A good heart, and loves food – she has got to love food! If she doesn’t love food, it might be a deal-breaker!”

Farmer Jack from Farmer Wants A Wife
Farmer Jack, 27, is a sheep farmer from Harrow, Victoria. Photo: Instagram/Farmer Wants A Wife

Farmer Jack, 27, a sheep farmer from Harrow, Victoria

“I’m 27, from Western Victoria, and I’m looking for a wife. It is certainly very difficult to meet women in this part of the world. If she doesn’t like dogs, we might have our first little hiccup, I’d say, because of the amount we’ve got running around here. For me to find love, it’s really important. Family is everything – it’s absolutely vital. I think I could make someone happy out here – absolutely.”

Farmer Harry from Farmer Wants A Wife 2020
Farmer Harry is from Goolgowi, NSW. Photo: Instagram/Farmer Wants A Wife

Harry, 28, a grape, cotton and sheep farmer from Goolgowi, NSW

“It’s not easy – especially out here. If you do get emotionally attached and then you get your heart broken then you’re, sort of, stuck. Who do you turn to? I’m sure my dogs are sick of hearing me talk to them! I’d be a very supportive husband. I would be a red hot dad, I reckon! I think I am a pretty good bloke – I don’t know why I am single!”

Farmer Alex from Farmer Wants A Wife
Farmer Alex is a sheep and cattle farmer from Cunnamullla, Queensland. Photo: Instagram/Farmer Wants A Wife

Farmer Alex, 28, a sheep and cattle farmer from Cunnamullla, Queensland

“I’ve never been in love before. I’d hate to go through a whole life without finding love, and finding that special person who’s interested in being on the farm, and being out here, and being with me. I want a girl that’s full of surprises, that keeps me guessing all the time. I’m pretty open about my feelings and emotions – but not so much that I need to carry around a box of tissues or anything like that!”

Farmer Neil in a blue shirt from Farmer Wants A Wife
Farmer Neil is a sheep farmer from Crookwell, NSW. Photo: Instagram/Farmer Wants A Wife

Farmer Neil, 42, a sheep farmer from Crookwell, NSW

“I’m a single father of three. I’ve had my fair share of relationship ups, and relationship downs and I’m looking for ‘forever.’ It’s lonely – there are times when you really wish you had someone to bounce something off, and there’s no one there. When I look at the package now, and I look at kids, job; everything, I’ve got the complete package – minus one part.”

Farmer Nick in a blue plaid shirt from Farmer Wants A Wife 2020
Farmer Nick, 44, a vineyard worker, from Deviot, Tasmania. Photo: Instagram/Farmer Wants A Wife

Farmer Nick, 44, a vineyard worker, from Deviot, Tasmania

“I am Nick and I live in Deviot, Tasmania. And I am looking for a wife to share it all with. It would mean everything to me to find true love. I am looking for a lady who accepts me for who I am. Does that sound cliche? I am looking for a lady who I can get along with. And it’s not just me finding love, it’s someone else finding love...with me.”

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