National dating reality TV show When Love Comes to Town showcases Cobram and two of its bachelors.ROB HENSON June 12, 2014 3:38am
Sparks fly: Ainsley and Adrian Salter play on the jumping castle during the group date, a fete fundraiser for Cobram District Hospital.
Episode six of Channel Nine’s When Love Comes to Townaired last night, with Cobram and two of its bachelors in the starring role. Courier editor Robert Henson spoke to John Hall and Adrian Salter about their reality TV experience.
Adrian Salter said the three-day shoot was ‘‘pretty daunting’’.
‘‘The pressure of all these girls coming into town, to see you and one other bloke, that’s never happened to me before, usually it’s the other way round.
‘‘When we drove around the corner (at the start of the show), I turned to John and I think I said ‘We’re in trouble in here mate’.’’
Adrian said his time with the girls at the group date felt ‘‘short’’, but he was able to pull each aside for about 15 minutes for a chat.
‘‘It was bizarre; we talked about things you wouldn’t ask in the first four months of a relationship, asking about family and kids, what they do and where they might want to live.’’
Adrian chose Ainsley and Zoe for a double date going Waterskiing in Yarrawonga, before taking them around his furniture workshop and farm.
‘‘Then we had a barbecue with a friend’s family at Thompsons Beach and a chat to my mum and dad, which was pretty scary.
‘‘And that was it. It was over fairly quick.’’
The camera crews and bus were in and out in three days.
Adrian said the producer gave them conversation starters and the camera crew was ‘‘not too intrusive’’.
‘‘The camera guys didn’t say much. And having to talk to girls you’ve never met before and get them to stick around was enough energy in itself.’’
Still single, Adrian said he was after a girl who was open to the country lifestyle and his two chosen girls from Brisbane and Perth were not up for it.
‘‘To ask them to up stakes and move to Cobram might have been beggars belief from the start.
‘‘Since then I’ve realised I need to find a girl used to the country, a farmer’s daughter maybe who’s moved to Melbourne and wants to move back.
‘‘That was the idea of the family day, to give them an idea of living in a country area, which is being a part of the community.’’
Adrian said he had not stayed in touch with the girls.
‘‘Love came to town and left.’’
He said the Cobram dating scene was ‘‘a bit difficult’’, especially if you were not into sport.
‘‘It depends on the type of woman you’re after. The sort of women I like are a bit sophisticated and can carry a good conversation. In Cobram that type don’t tend to stick around for long.’’
Overall, Adrian said it was ‘‘a fun experience’’.
‘‘I was never a big fan of reality TV before this, but I can’t mock it now I’ve been on it,’’ he laughed.
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