A COLAC district farmer is in the running to be on the next series of television show The Farmer Wants a Wife.
Beeac’s Tom Alston said his friends put him forward for the Nine Network show.
“I was dobbed in for the show, I’ve just rolled with it,” Mr Alston said.
“I wouldn’t have applied myself,” he said.
The 30-year-old works on his family farm at Stoneyhurst, north of Colac.
Mr Alston said he wasn’t sure when filming for the show would begin.
“Just waiting for all the girls to apply,” he said.
He is one of eight farmers vying for six spots on the reality television show.
Mr Alston said he didn’t know what to expect.
“Hopefully to find a wife, that’s the whole point of these things,” he said.
“Whether or not you meet the right girl on the TV show or not, it’ll open up a few doors.”
Farmers on previous episodes of the show have shown girls around their farms and their home towns.
“I’ve been thinking about it, I’m not really sure yet,” Mr Alston said.
“Probably go down to the coast and to the Otways into the bush, spend a bit of time down there with them,” he said.
“And basically showing off my farm and things.”
Mr Alston said he hoped to “put Beeac on the map”.
“I’m just looking forward to it, tell any local girls to get on board, get on the computer and get involved,” he said.