“Farmer Wants a Wife” Season 13 will hit Channel 7 and 7Plus on Easter Monday (April 10).
The show will see five famers – aged between 23 and 41 – each paired with eight prospective love interests aged between 20 and 44.
The show first aired on the Nine Network between 2007 and 2012 and was picked up again in 2016 for one season. In 2020, it shifted to the Seven Network as it attempted to lure different demographics with established formats, such as “Farmer Wants a Wife” and “The Voice Australia”.
Seven said this season, the 13th, will be the first in which every farmer finds real love.
“Through first glances, first kisses, romantic dates and life-changing moments, this season will see every farmer find their true love,” the show’s publicity primised.
“The road to real love will be even more romantic in 2023 with dreamy overnight dates, luxury country getaways and spectacular surprises that will set the stage for life-changing love stories.”
The show, produced locally by Fremantle Australia and Eureka Productions, also claimed to be the world’s most successful dating series, with 170 marriages, five long-term relationships and 388 babies. In Australia, there have been nine marriages, five long-term relationships and 25 babies so far.
Co-host Samantha Armytage said she loves being part of the show.
“It’s a real honour to be the host of this season. I loved getting to know all our gorgeous farmers. And I was so impressed by these women who hope to make their lives in the country,” she said.
“My job is to introduced them and then try to guide them through the highs and lows of this journey to find true love. Oh, and also guide them through country life.”
The show is the Seven Network’s second tentpole reality offering this year after the conclusion of “Australian Idol”. It will go up against “Lego Masters” on Channel 9, which also premieres on Easter Monday, and “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” on Channel 10, which kicks off on Sunday, 2 April.