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Farmer Wants A Wife star ‘QUITS show amid family tragedy’

The highly-anticipated 10th season of Farmer Wants A Wife premiered on Channel Seven after a four-year hiatus last month.

And according to The Daily Telegraph’s Confidential on Friday, one farmer was ‘forced to quit the show suddenly’ due to a death in the family.

The publication understands their exit will be revealed this week.

It’s also believed the farmer may have continued their romance with a contestant off screen, despite having abruptly left the program.

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Channel Seven for comment. 

The reports come after farmer Neil Seaman reflected upon his extremely close relationship with his ex-wife.

Speaking to New Idea magazine last week, the 43-year-old said his former spouse, Sally Ward, is so supportive that she even encouraged him to accept a role on the show.    

‘[When I was cast on the show], my three kids and Sally, my ex-wife, were the first people I spoke to,’ he told the publication. 

‘If they weren’t aligned with the idea, and I didn’t have their support, it just wouldn’t have been possible,’ he admitted.   

Neil was married to Sally for 15 years before they amicably parted ways four years ago. 

‘Nothing sinister happened, there was no animosity. It just kind of ended,’ he recently told The Australian Women’s Weekly of their divorce. 

Farmer Wants A Wife first aired in 2007, and was originally on Channel Nine. 

It ran for eight seasons before it was cancelled, before being renewed in 2016 only to be axed again due to disappointing ratings. 

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