FINDING love is not easy and finding love when you work on the land can be extra hard, says Mitch Hughett, who turned to the creators of the reality show When Love Comes to Town for help.
The WIN TV series follows 12 single city girls as they embark on a nationwide search for their soul mate by visiting 10 destinations around regional Australia, including Orange, Port Macquarie and Margaret River.
Once they arrive in each of the locations the women meet two eligible singles, including 25-year-old Orange singles Mr Hughett and physical education teacher Sam Coote, who is currently travelling in South America and won’t see his episode when it airs on Tuesday night at 8.30pm.
Mr Hughett plans to watch his television debut, but with some trepidation.
“I’ll watch it, because it’s pretty rate to see yourself on TV, but it’ll be a pretty casual affair,” he said.
While Mr Hughett was contractually unable to reveal if he found love or not until his episode aired, he was glad be signed on to appear in the series.
“It was a good experience, but it was a lot more intense that I originally thought it would be and the decisions you make have to be made pretty quickly,” he said.
“But I met a lot of really genuine girls.”
While filming his romantic efforts was uncomfortable at first, Mr Hughett said having a camera crew follow him around for four weeks eventually became second nature.
“It does require a certain person to go on a show like this, you have to be comfortable in your own skin,” he said.
“All of the people were really nice, although there might be one or two who were doing it for a bit of glory rather than to find love.”