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A partner-swapping scandal, plus all the other spoilers for Farmer Wants a Wife in one place.

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Farmer Wants a Wife is back after four years, and as far as TV dating show success rates go, 9 marriages and 20 Aussie babies born is, well, suspiciously good.

Could this mean we're in for a drama-free, wholesome show where contestants are out to really find love?

Well, no.

It looks like this season may bump up the drama just a tad which, on the bright side, means we have very important spoilers to talk about.

From a shock, Blake-Garvey style ending to a farmer whose close relationship with his ex is making all his potential new wives jealous, we've rounded up all the rumours about what you can expect from this season of Farmer Wants a Wife.

Watch: The girls meet Alex. Post continues below.

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A farmer's ex-wife makes an appearance

It's no secret that Farmer Neil shares three kids with his ex-wife Sally, but just how important her say is in determining his potential future wife has surprised a few contestants.

"My three kids and Sally, my ex-wife, were the first people I spoke to," Neil said in an interview with Woman's Weekly, on applying to the show. 

"If they weren't aligned with the idea and I didn't have their support, it just wouldn't have been possible."


Now, the women vying for Neil's heart will be meeting his ex, a source told Woman's Day. 

"First of all, the girls had no idea they'd be meeting his former lover so soon! They weren't happy about it... not one bit," the insider said. 

"The penny just dropped – not only would they be taking on a husband, but also an ex-wife who is he very close with, very involved with and very chummy with.

"Meeting her on the show just meant they felt like the fairytale was being ripped out from beneath them because Neil had already made a wife out of someone before. It was just a hard pill to swallow, especially on top of all the pressure of the show."

We could imagine...

"It almost became like a battle of who could deal with it best," they said, adding that some of the girls admitted they would struggle while "others just didn't want to acknowledge it at all".

A farmer is on the dating apps

It looks like Farmer Nick won't be finding his happy ending if a dating profile is any indication...

A profile on the dating app, Bumble, of 44-year-old farmer Nick was captured and sent to Woman's Day last week, one fan even claims they've seen him on Tinder, too. 

The picture shows Nick drinking wine in a vineyard, suggesting that he's moved on since the show was filmed. 

A partner-swapping scandal is coming 

A scandal is set to rock the Farmer Wants A Wife cast this week, as it looks like one of Harry's wives is more interested in another farmer. 

On the way to a B&S ball, one of Harry's partners drops a bombshell, claiming that one of the other women have been talking about how they're looking forward to heading home to Sydney, so they can catch up with another man. 

"I was definitely a little bit upset," Harry told TV WEEK.

"To hear that, behind your back, it makes you feel a little bit sh*t about yourself."

Harry of course confronts the wife in question, before sending her home as he "definitely didn't want to have her around with those intentions." 


...As if he hasn't had it hard enough.

A farmer has his eye on MAFS' Jessika Power.

At this point, we've come to terms with the fact that we just can't escape the contestants of season six Married at First Sight. 

Even on Farmer Wants a Wife.

Keen-eyed fans have noticed 29-year-old farmer Alex following 27-year-old Jess on Instagram for quite some time, and liking her steamiest of pics, of course. 

Maybe he's just a fan after watching her on Married at First Sight, or maybe it's something more... 


A farmer will pull a "Blake Garvey"

It looks like one of our five farmers will take a page out of The Bachelor handbook and pull a brutal dumping on the show's winner to return to his runner up. 

An alleged insider shared the spoiler during an interview with Melbourne's Fox FM hosts, Fifi, Fev & Byron last month.

"My friend is on Farmer Wants a Wife. I know that she ends up with the guy. He ends up cheating on her at the end - and then he ends up going to the other girl that he didn't choose!" they said. 

"Such good dirt. Such a good secret! I've never wanted to watch it more!" Fifi responded.

If this sounds all too familiar, it's because former Bachelor Blake Garvey pulled the same stunt in 2014 when he split with Sam Frost to date his third-place contestant Louise Pillidge. 

At this stage, the identity of the farmer remains a mystery. But we'll start taking bets now, thank you.

A farmer that wants to quit

Going from a small town man to reality TV star overnight is bound to give farmers a shock to the system. 

So much so, that at one point, Farmer Harry looked at leaving the show altogether.

In an interview with Woman's Day, an anonymous contestant claimed that the behind-the-scenes drama was all too much for Harry, saying that at one point, he was very close to walking. 

"(He) was faced with a stream of drama and meddling producers. It's not all about romance – they're obviously there to make a show," they said.


"Things became so heated he wanted out. It's one thing to maybe find a wife but the pressure that comes with the process was too much.

"To be honest, I don't think he realised how hard breaking hearts and dealing with feelings would be... he was absolutely ready to walk!"

To add to the theories, Harry was spotted at the show's launch party in Sydney earlier this month looking rather downcast in contrast to the other farmers. 

A farmer that didn't make it to air

Fans were quick to notice a particular farmer missing from the show's premiere, despite being promoted on Instagram months earlier.

Jack Beaton from the Wimmera region of Western Victoria was set to star on the reality program and quickly became a favourite due to his promo that featured four labradors and a very cute puppy. 


After fans were quick to point out the missing farmer, Channel Seven responded, sharing the reason he didn't appear with Now To Love

"It's common practice for productions to have back-up cast members for many reasons," the spokeswoman said.

"Farmer Wants A Wife has had back-up Farmers since the first season. If Farmer Jack's situation remains the same, he will most definitely be considered when casting future seasons."

To add to the drama, contestant Stacey Kain - who is competing for Farmer Harry's heart - revealed to Woman's Day, she had a past with Jack.

"I went to high school with him," she said, adding that the two were still in contact. 

This sparked rumours that she applied with hopes of reconnecting with Jack, rather than farmer Harry.

We just want him and his dogs back, please.

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