Another couple of stars from the season of Farmer Wants a Wife used the properties of other farmers to try and attract their potential wives. According to a report by Daily Mail Australia, Will Simpson and his wife, who are both crop farmers, used stand-in farms during the filming of the show.
Will was presented as the owner of a farm in Willock, north-west Victoria, but he actually visited a farm in New South Wales.
A representative for the Seven network confirmed that the show’s first-generation farmer, who is named Paige, does not own a farm.
Throughout the season, the producers have never mentioned Will’s farm or the name of his wife, who is referred to as Farmer Harry. Instead, they have used the terms “Paige” and “Farmer Harry” in their voice-overs.
After the Covid restrictions were lifted, producers were able to allow farmers such as Will and Harry to film parts of their personal stories at their real farms. This follows revelations that Farmer Harry Lloyd’s trip was filmed in New South Wales, despite his property being over 900 kilometers away.
The Seven network also defended the show, saying that Harry’s farm was not his real property. They noted that the show was not deceiving the viewers.
Due to Covid, some of Harry’s journey on the show was filmed on a dairy farm. This was confirmed by a spokesperson for the Seven network.
Despite the location of the farm, the show was not affected by this issue, as the wives of Harry’s were able to experience life on the farm. This isn’t the first time the producers have been accused of deceiving the viewers by filming in fake locations.
Last year, a viewer criticized the show by saying that they didn’t see the show’s supposed local date destinations. Matt Trewin is based in Orbost, which is a small town in Victoria.