Farmer Scott sets ladies' hearts racing

Former Downlands College student Scott Warby wins hearts on the reality television Farmer Wants A Wife.
Former Downlands College student Scott Warby wins hearts on the reality television Farmer Wants A Wife.

FORMER Downlands College student Scott Warby is sending hearts a-flutter on the reality television program Farmer Wants A Wife.

The series acts as a match-maker for six lonesome farmers from across the country, keen to settle down and find a wife.

“Farmer Scott” (as he is referred to throughout the show) boarded at Downlands College during the 1990s.

He now lives full-time on his family's sheep, cropping and cattle property near Mungindi, just over the border in New South Wales.

As the program gets into full-swing, host Natalie Gruzlewski took some time out from her busy schedule to chat with The Chronicle.

“It is still quite early days and he (Farmer Scott) is quite reserved and a bit shy on camera,” Ms Gruzlewski said. “But behind-the-scenes he is a bit cheeky and fun.

“He doesn't take life too seriously.

“He is a really likeable guy and is popular with all the other farmers.”

Five episodes into the series, Farmer Scott is restricted from speaking to the media.

In an online profile Farmer Scott describes himself as being “cheeky, a perfectionist, relaxed/easygoing, focused/committed, confident, a deep thinker and practical”.

“I look forward to the day that I can say 'Hi, this is my wife' rather than 'Hi, my name is Scott, I'm a sheep farmer from Mungindi and I'm looking for a wife',” he wrote.

Farmer Scott attracted the most interest in the initial episode, getting more than 500 letters from women across the country keen to make him their husband.

“Scott lives in quite an isolated location, and to now have women fighting for his attention,” Ms Gruzlewski said.

“It might sound great and fun to some people, but in reality it would be quite daunting.”

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