The BBC Two dating programme sees city-dwellers trudging out to the countryside to find love in the peace and quiet.
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Radio host Sara Cox previously admitted she was eager to help provide struggling singletons with an opportunity to find their match in life, which is particularly hard for those living in areas with smaller populations.
But even 43-year-old Sara was shocked by the latest twist in one couple’s tale tonight.
Farmer Ed was forced to choose between two incredible women on the reality programme tonight – Scottish-born Lisa and business development officer Rebecca.
His first one-to-one date with Lisa turned incredibly awkward, as the quiet contestant realised there was no chemistry between them.
But the direct Lisa simply wanted a straight answer from her date, and she pushed him to clarify his feelings early on during their dinner.
Clearly uncomfortable with the situation, Ed eventually shared the truth, and viewers were convinced Lisa was “better off without him”.
Yet the dashing farmer was in for another dramatic scenario later on in the episode, as his second option Rebecca turned out to be his perfect match.
The couple shared a sizzling meal in a Chinese restaurant, and bonded over their mutual love of the country.
Ed even revealed how much he loved a woman who “could speak another language”.
But the real revelation came when host Sara told viewers she was headed over to Ed’s farm to speak to the couple.
Concluding it had been six weeks since the pair went on their life-changing date, Sara seemed stunned to learn that Rebecca had moved in a month ago, and not left since.
She quickly became overjoyed at the couple’s whirlwind romance, and even brought up wedding bells.
“Can I buy a hat?” she giggled, as Rebecca told her to hold-fire on the prospect.
“I do get over-excited about these things,” Sara then laughed.
“It’s all very unexpected,” Rebecca admitted, unable to hide her feelings for Ed.
“But rather lovely,” the presenter added.
Will the couple stay together? Or will Rebecca realise the countryside is not for her?
Meanwhile, farmer Wendy found love with second suitor Paul, and sadly Simon was sent packing.
Love in the Countryside continues Wednesdays at 9pm on BBC Two.