Farmer Wants A Wife is really coming down to the wire: Only a handful of contestants remain and the farmers are getting ready to make their final decision as to who they will couple up with.
But an unexpected turn of events has changed everything. Farmer Benjamin was forced to leave the show at the eleventh hour after his grandmother sadly passed away. To add more uncertainty to the shock exit, Benjamin was also diagnosed with an undisclosed illness.
"He's so unwell that he can no longer continue the show and the doctors have made the call for him to exit the show and we're all going home," one of his potential partners, Erin explained.
Naturally, Erin and his other two remaining hopefuls were distraught, as were viewers who'd connected with Benjamin's story on the reality dating show.
What is Benjamin's illness on 'Farmer Wants A Wife'?
Details of Benjamin's exact illness were not disclosed on the show, but it looks like it is something he will hopefully recover from.
"All I hope for Benjamin is that he has a speedy recovery and that he has support," one of his remaining contestants, Lyndsay, told cameras.
She added, "I wish I could be there for him, but unfortunately we can't. I hope that when he feels better he reaches out, because I would like to continue where we left off."
Meanwhile Hannah added, "I care for him a lot, I'm worried about Benjamin, I'm worried about his health. We all hope he's okay."
Sharing a clip from the emotional moment to his Instagram page, Benjamin was flooded with comments from his fans who shared their condolences and wished him well in his recovery.
"Sorry for your loss Benjamin and hope you are having a speedy recovery. Love your energy and outlook, stay strong," wrote one.
"Hope things have settled for you now—so sorry to hear of family problems—you were my favourite on the show—Best Wishes," another added.
It was difficult to tell which woman Benjamin would ultimately choose to be his partner at the end of the show. His connection to Hannah was instantly obvious, but he'd also closely connected to Erin.
"I'm definitely feeling like I should just give up now because it's just been so long between time with him. It's definitely terrifying," Erin told the cameras after Benjamin opted to take Hannah on a picnic date.
Regardless of the unexpected outcome on the show, there's every chance Benjamin and one of his finalists will continue their relationship when things settle down a little more for him. We'll hopefully find out in due course via the reality stars' Instagram pages—stay tuned.