Brad and Clare, the ‘Farmer Wants a Wife’ couple on Channel 7, recounts the ‘really tough’ realization after the cameras stopped rolling

Farmer Brad and Clare Hockings have revealed what really happened on their memorable 24-hour date – and the “really hard” realization they came to after the cameras stopped rolling.

While there was only so much to reveal in every episode of hit Channel 7 show Farmer Wants a Wife, the pair have now filled in the blanks.

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Farmer Brad tells Clare how he’s feeling.

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Viewers saw Brad and Clare having a chat at a spa – the couple discussed moving in together and got into a disagreement when Clare wanted to move in “right away”.

Meanwhile, Brad was considering a six-month schedule.

“Part of the conversation at the spa was about moving in. So we get it, it’s a relationship drama show, and they want the audience to be like, ‘Oh God, they’ve got issues,'” Brad tells 7Life.

Clare and Brad enjoy a spa date. Credit: Seven

“But honestly it was such a good time and we really got so close that night and I wish the audience could have seen a little more of that night.”

“We have spoken positively about the future and what it looks like,” shares Clare.

“I suppose the negative of it wasn’t even a wiggle — it was just how fast we wanted to move in together,” says Brad.

Clare says: “Update – we haven’t waited six months”.

Laughing, the couple revealed that Clare made the move after two months – just before the commercial for the show aired on TV.

Brad and Clare during the reunion episode. Credit: Seven

And it was at this point that a difficult realization hit them both.

“Clare moved here and then the promos come out,” explains Brad.

“As a result, we couldn’t really be seen together in the community, which was really tough for Clare.”

Laughing at the making process of the TV show, they admitted, “We got it though. You can only show a limited amount in hour-long episodes — and it’s a relationship drama show.”

The couple shared that there were other moments between them that were never aired.

Clare helps out on Brad’s farm. Credit: Seven

“We’re all under one roof, so you have to do the day-to-day life, do the laundry, eat, and just go about your normal life,” says Brad.

“That kind of thing doesn’t stop just because you’re on a TV show.”

Clare reveals that the camera and production side of the experience was “really eye-opening” for her.

“I had no idea what to expect. The camera and the actual production side were new, I obviously had no experience with them,” she says.

“And you know how much work goes into it and how much is filmed (compared to what’s actually shown.”

Brad and Clare enjoy their date together. Credit: Seven

Clare admits that, as shown on the series, she had trouble expressing her feelings not only in front of Brad but also in front of producers and crew members.

“I think it was pretty clear on the show that it was difficult for me to talk about my feelings because I just don’t do it in my everyday life,” she explains.

“I’m talking to Brad, but it’s not just Brad that’s there. There are people filming it, so it’s very discouraging to let people see your feelings too.

Meanwhile, Brad says it “didn’t bother him” and that he’s developed a close bond with his producer, who he still speaks to weekly.

“It was pretty easy to open up to him,” says Brad.

Farmer Brad and Clare after making the final decision. Credit: Seven

Brad admits his situation was easier than Clare’s because he knew his own mind as well as any woman’s.

“It was a little bit easier for me because I had to figure out who was a good fit for me… a better fit,” he says.

“But for Clare and the other girls, it was, ‘Wait a minute.’ I don’t know what he’s thinking. Will we end up together?’ (because) there was more than the one girl,” he says.

As for the future, the couple agree: “Ready to settle down, start a family and get married.”

“We’re exploring what the future holds for us,” says Brad.

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James Brien

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