Sam McClymont of Australia’s number one country group, The McClymonts, was today announced as host of the new season of The Farmer Wants a Wife.
In her first television presenting role, Sam will guide six lovelorn farmers on their quest to find a wife: Lachlan from south of Sydney, Adam from Victoria, Julz and Jedd from South Australia, Matt from outback Western Australian, and Lance from Far North Queensland.
Sam, with her sisters Brooke and Mollie, grew up in Grafton in northern NSW. Their dad was a butcher and their mum a hairdresser and they raised their daughters on a music diet of country and Top 40 radio.
The girls showed early on that they had more than a passing interest in music and their raw talent quickly developed. They were soon travelling far and wide on the talent quest circuit, and word spread around the country music community about the sisters from Grafton with voices of angels and hearts of gold.
Sam was signed to Universal Music in 2006 after she won the Toyota Star Maker talent contest at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. The award-winning McClymonts, with Sam on bass and vocals, have gone on to release multiple top-selling albums and tour extensively throughout Australia and the USA, where they have opened for some of the biggest names in country music, including Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.
Sam McClymont said: “I am thrilled to be joining Farmer Wants a Wife. I’ve been a fan since it began. The thing that has struck a chord with me, and I think the TV audience, is that the men and women going on this show are genuinely looking for real love.
“Being newly married, I look forward to helping these farmers and ladies find that special someone, and hopefully we can add some more marriages and babies to the show’s amazing success rate.”
Nine’s new production executive, Stuart Clark, said: “We are thrilled to have Sam on board helping our six farmers on their quest for true love. She’s a country girl, a great musical talent, and the perfect host to guide our famers through the trials and tribulations of finding love on the land.”
Production will commence next week on Australia’s most successful reality dating program. With eight marriages and 10 babies already to its name, The Farmer Wants a Wife will return soon to Channel Nine.