Quesnel got fenced out of CTV’s latest reality television show.
The program is Farming For Love, and when the cast was first announced last year, there was a local cowboy in the corral, but when the first episode promos came out, the lineup was short one member, it it was our Farmer Adam.
But so much publicity had already gone into Farmer Adam. We didn’t know his last name, but we knew he was a 6-foot tall contract cowboy, 49 years old, we knew his mom had passed away, that his parents were married more than 50 years, and the feedback on social media already indicated he was going to be popular with the viewers at home (namely the ladies, who were already tagging and sharing Farmer Adam’s information). He was the consummate Cariboo cowboy.
“Farmer Adam loves his job as a full-time cowboy, which includes horseback riding and cattle-wrangling, and often moving from ranch to ranch. Adam’s horse, Dave, and his dog, Annie, are his trusted companions – but now he’s ready to settle down for true love,” said his mini-biography on the show’s official website back in June, 2022, when the six candidates were announced who would be vying for companions.
A spokesperson for Bell Media explained, however, that the plans had to be altered.
“Not all farmers who are initially announced proceed to the filming stage of the series. Unfortunately there were some logistical challenges with Adam’s farm so he isn’t featured on the show,” said Jesse Wanagas, the spokesperson.
It is a disappointment for Cariboo boosters who hoped to see the area represented in a light that was befitting the culture of the area.
It might be a disappointment for all those who swoon over cowboys, as well, because the other five cast members are different kinds of farmer.
It might even be a disappointment for Adam, who was looking for love and this was a means to explore some of those options of the heart. But he will still have the appreciation of his Quesnel hometown without having to wait for Sunday evening to make his appearances.
But the viewing audience still gets some agrarian entertainment with the five cast members who remain, and all those who try to catch their eye and capture their heart. Hosted by celebrated comedian Sabrina Jalees, Farming For Love debuts on CTV on May 28 at 7 p.m.