Farmer Wants a Wife: Episode 2

Wednesday 23rd September 9.00pm

Louise Redknapp continues to assist the cream of Britain’s most eligible farmers as they try to meet the women of their dreams. This instalment focuses on farmer Willie from County Down in Northern Ireland. The lovelorn farmer narrows his choice down to two likable young ladies – but as the competition heats up, will he able to decide which one to keep and which one to send home?

“There’s something about a life in the romantic British countryside that really appeals to a lot of ladies,” says Louise Redknapp. “So when we advertised six single farmers on the internet, the response was overwhelming.” More than 2,000 women applied for the role of farmer’s wife.

Across this six-part series, the former Eternal singer aims to unite lovelorn farmers with their ideal mates. Potential partners must live on the farms of their suitors for five days and take on the challenges of modern farm life. Can love blossom in the barnyards and pigsties of rural Britain?

This week’s romance-hungry farmer is 24-year-old Willie. The mild-mannered mummy’s boy sifts through a pile of hopeful applicants before drawing up a shortlist of four. After spending time with each of the girls, he selects bubbly blonde Sarah Jane and leggy horse trainer Gabbie as his two finalists.

The girls help out around the farm and assist with such tricky matters as bull mating, tractor driving and artificial insemination. Along the way, they wash a cow, attend a cattle show and even join in a family party.

As the girls take it in turn to impress their farmer, they find themselves embroiled in a deepening love triangle. Sarah Jane starts off well while Gabbie takes some time to come out of her shell. Once she does, however, she gives her rival a run for her money. But which of these two aspiring farmer’s wives will capture Willie’s heart?

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