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Sunrise buries Samantha Armytage’s Farmer Wants a Wife TV comeback

What a snub! Sunrise buries Samantha Armytage’s Farmer Wants a Wife TV comeback as Edwina Bartholomew fleetingly mentions her return at the end of her news bulletin


It was announced on Tuesday by the Seven Network that former Sunrise host Samantha Armytage will make her TV return by being a guest star on Farmer Wants a Wife. 

And on Wednesday, Sunrise producers appeared to bury the news during Edwina Bartholomew’s 6am news bulletin. 

Edwina, 38, fleetingly mentioned Sam’s TV comeback at the very end of her segment, and simply called it a ‘great idea’.

What a snub! Sunrise buried Samantha Armytage’s Farmer Wants a Wife TV comeback as Edwina Bartholomew fleetingly mentioned her return at the end of her news bulletin on Wednesday

‘The network will be the official broadcaster of the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham, not to mention a historic Ashes series,’ Edwina began, as she spoke about Seven’s line up next year. 

‘Your favourite hit shows will be back including The Voice and all the judges, and SAS Australia, Dancing with the Stars, fantastic, and My Kitchen Rules,’ she said. 

She added about former colleague Sam: ‘And Samantha Armytage will return to TV as a special guest on Farmer Wants a Wife with Sam’s Choice, which is a great idea.’

She added about former colleague Sam: 'And Samantha Armytage will return to TV as a special guest on Farmer Wants a Wife with Sam's Choice, which is a great idea'

She added about former colleague Sam: ‘And Samantha Armytage will return to TV as a special guest on Farmer Wants a Wife with Sam’s Choice, which is a great idea’ 

She then flicked back to host David ‘Kochie’ Koch, saying: ‘Here’s Kochie with finance.’

On Tuesday, it was announced that Sam would be joining Seven’s Farmer Wants a Wife as a guest star, after she left Sunrise in March. 

Sam, who married wealthy farmer Richard Lavender late last year, will assist with the matchmaking process alongside host Natalie Gruzlewski.

New gig: On Tuesday, it was announced that Sam would be joining Seven's Farmer Wants a Wife as a guest star, after she left Sunrise in March

New gig: On Tuesday, it was announced that Sam would be joining Seven’s Farmer Wants a Wife as a guest star, after she left Sunrise in March

‘I’m thrilled to be joining Farmer Wants a Wife in 2022,’ she said.

‘I’ve always been a huge fan of the show and of country people, and I know first-hand that falling in love with a farmer is just about the most wonderful thing you can do.’

Her guest role will involve hosting a segment called Sam’s Choice, in which she introduces the farmers to a ‘new lady based on her own expertise and experience’. 

Helping others find love: Sam, who married wealthy farmer Richard Lavender late last year, will assist with the matchmaking process alongside host Natalie Gruzlewski

Helping others find love: Sam, who married wealthy farmer Richard Lavender late last year, will assist with the matchmaking process alongside host Natalie Gruzlewski

Seven’s Director of Programming, Angus Ross, said the network was ‘thrilled to welcome Sam back to our screens’.

‘Farmer Wants a Wife has been such a hit with audiences because of its heart and Natalie’s earnest mission to help farmers find the love of their lives,’ Mr Ross said.

‘Given Sam’s new life on the farm, she’s in the perfect position to share a snapshot of what farm life could look like for the ladies.’

Sam quit Sunrise in March and has now moved away from Sydney to live with Richard at his 40-hectare rural property.

The new season of Farmer Wants a Wife premieres next year on Seven 

She's back: Seven's Director of Programming, Angus Ross, said the network was 'thrilled to welcome Sam back to our screens'

She’s back: Seven’s Director of Programming, Angus Ross, said the network was ‘thrilled to welcome Sam back to our screens’

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