A fierce battle is currently being fought for the farmers’ favor in the Hunt for Love. After completing speed dating and “Suiters’ Day”, four hopeful suitors have moved home to horse farmer Tormod Bakke Johnsen (61) from Halden to get to know each other even better.
In Wednesday’s episode, Johnsen had to make another choice about who he wanted to take with him on the day after the guys arrived at the farm.
The decision was anything but easy for the 61-year-old, who sent suitor Arvid Dalseth Iversen (60) home with a heavy heart and flowing tears.
See the tearful farewell in the video at the top of the story.
– Don’t bother me
When TV 2 calls Iversen, he shares that he did not go all the way to the basement above the exit.
– I wasn’t directly upset. Far from it. I was relatively pumped up. I don’t know exactly where I went, because you got quite tired. I was satisfied with what I had been involved in, says the 60-year-old.
Despite this, the suitor would like to wish that he had been chosen further by Johnsen.
– I was disappointed, I was. After all, I could have thought of continuing to participate – absolutely.
Iversen believes that the reason why the election fell to him was due to a lack of chemistry with the farmer.
– Did you have feelings for Tormod?
– I did experience that some seeds had been sown, and those seeds had received some nourishment. But you can sow seeds without them being nourished as well. I wasn’t head over heels in love, he admits.
Made more friends
The 60-year-old describes dating with the TV cameras around him at all times as “intense” and “fun”.
– It’s been a few years since I dated, and then it becomes dating, and you want to appear as a good person in front of the TV cameras and Tormod. At the same time, I can’t bear to be anything other than who I am. I had that as my goal – that I should not be anyone other than who I was.
The hunting farmer makes a surprising revelation
Iversen further shares that the Hunt participation has brought with it new friendships with some of the other suitors.
– I have had visits from Sverre and Magne. We had an evening with good drinks, and went through thoughts and things. And then maybe I’ll visit Atle. The fact that we meet seems pleasant to me. Sverre lives by Nesodden too, so we see each other as it is, he says.
– See what happens
The suitor would not have been apart of Jakten på själlir, and is grateful and happy that he was able to take part in the programme.
– I don’t regret the Hunt for a second. I think maybe I should have said that or done that, but it’s just something that comes up every now and then. I was who I was. I am left with a good experience in life.
The hunting farmer got an unexpected reaction
When asked how things are going on the love front now, he replies as follows:
– Its nothing. I had an initial, small flirtation, but I don’t think anything will come of it. I am quite “laid back”. I see what happens in life, he concludes.
– Didn’t want to deceive him
In front of TV 2, Johnsen tells that he, for his part, did not want to give Iversen false hopes, and thus opted out of the suitor.
– I have a lot of respect for Arvid. That’s why I chose for him to leave quite early, because I didn’t want to deceive him in any way. I didn’t want to drag it out any longer than necessary, he explains.
The farmer further justifies the choice by saying that the romantic feelings were not fully present.
– I thought he was such a nice and nice man, with a lot of good values, but I felt that there was no boyfriend material, and therefore I didn’t want to deceive him. He really expressed that he would like to be here in the end.
Johnsen expresses that it is generally tough to reject suitors.
– All elections are difficult, and I think it is difficult to send people home. I think it is extremely difficult and tough to interrupt someone’s dream, he says.
Reveals what went wrong on the date with the Jakten farmer
Watch The hunt for love on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8pm on TV 2 Direkte and TV 2 Play.