Jilted Farmer Wants A Wife star lifts lid on show’s filming secrets in fiery forewarning to reality TV hopefuls
Farmer Wants A Wife was rebooted by Channel Seven in 2020.
And a year after filming the new series, farmer Nick Onassis’ jilted ‘winner’ Liz Jelléy has warned future reality TV hopefuls of what the show is really like to film.
From constantly waiting around, 3am filming wraps, wardrobe dramas, hot outback conditions and strange ‘bans’, the marriage celebrant said she would ‘not recommend it’.
‘I don’t recommend it’: Farmer Nick Onassis’ jilted ‘winner’ Liz Jelléy (both pictured) has lifted the lid on Farmer Wants A Wife’s filming secrets in fiery forewarning to reality TV hopefuls
Liz won Nick’s heart, but their split was announced shortly after the Farmer Wants a Wife finale aired in August.
The brunette has since removed the FWAW Instagram account tag from her profile and seems to have a lot opinions about her time on the series.
She uploaded a short clip of her experience on the show on Wednesday, and the footage showed Liz saying ‘hurry up and wait. Hurry up and be ready for 10am and then just sit around and wait’.
She posted it with the hashtag: ‘farmer wants some strife.’
‘They had us out in the hot sun for hours’: The marriage celebrant said the stars were constantly waiting around on set, sometimes had 3am filming wraps and lengthy reshoots
How (un)romantic: Liz also claimed that stars were required to travel to dates in separate cars and were only allowed to talk when the camera were rolling
However, it was in the comment section where more behind-the-scenes secrets appeared to be spilled between Liz and her fellow cast mates.
Liz recalled ‘getting back to the accommodation at 3:30am’, hinting at lengthy night shoots for certain scenes.
‘Don’t forget when they had us out in the hot sun for hours and hours,’ she added, as most of the farmer’s farms were in remote locations.
Another star later chimed in ‘when we knew that “just one more take” meant another three hours walking up that driveway haha’.
Liz agreed, and added: ‘how good was it going on a date in separate cars and only being allowed to talk when the camera was on?’
She also said she often had to change outfits on the show to avoid similar looks to her co-stars.
Not happy: Even farmer Sam Reitano (pictured) bemoaned about ‘being told what to wear everyday and night’ by the production team
Growing family: Sam has since become engaged to Katelen Cunningham (left) and they are expecting their first child together in August 2021
Even farmer Sam Reitano bemoaned about ‘being told what to wear everyday and night’ by the production team.
However, on Tuesday, he did reveal he was glad to have appeared on the show even if his ending wasn’t ideal.
‘I’m glad I did it, because I came out stronger as a person and yes I might of made channel 7 millions of dollars and found no wife and got rejected… but as I’ve been told good things come to those who wait. And it did,’ he began.
Sam added: ‘I worked hard and I found a beautiful wife [fiancée Katelen Cunningham] to be, and have a lil farmer being born in August.’
The 2021 season of FWAW finalised its casting in October, and is due to return with its new season in the coming months.
Coming soon: The 2021 season of FWAW finalised its casting in October and is due to return with its new season in the coming months. Pictured: host Natalie Gruzlewski