“Love is in the meadow” is back: here is the portrait of the 10 candidates of 2024 (video)

For this new edition of ADLP, Sandrine Dans is no longer the presenter. She is replaced by Maria Del Rio, a well-known face from RTL and Radio Contact. “Moving after Sandrine Dans, it’s really not easy. I hope to be in this continuity of kindness. I am very proud to appear on this beautiful show, to share these moments with the agricultural world. I hope that the we are going to experience very beautiful moments. I will do everything to put all my heart into it, all that I am,” Del Rio declared in the Bel RTL morning show in December 2023.

This Wednesday, viewers discovered the 10 candidates of the show. Here is their portrait. From youngest to oldest.

Maximilien, 31 years old, Chimay

Maximilien, 31, comes from Chimay. Growing up surrounded by farms, he got his passion for agriculture from his grandfather.

He works on his neighbor Luc’s dairy and meat farm. Shy and reserved, he is someone who has his feet firmly on the ground. Athlete and marathon runner, he doesn’t like to do nothing.

Maximilien – Love is in the meadow 2024. ©RTL – ADLP

Luc, 31 years old, Thuin

Luc, 31, comes from Thuin. He took over his father’s farm and expanded it. In a relationship for ten years, he is now single.

With parents who are butchers and caterers, everyone knows him. His mother’s stroke made him grow up quickly. Sociable, he likes to be of service to others.

Luc – Love is in the meadow 2024. ©RTL – ADLP

Julie, 34 years old, Huy

Julie, 34, comes from Huy. She has managed a stable for three years, with her partner. Passionate about horses, she organizes lessons and workshops with children.

Smiling, sometimes stubborn, “the little sun of the stable” has been single for five years. She hopes to find someone who can support her.

Julie - Love is in the meadow 2024.
Julie – Love is in the meadow 2024. ©RTL – ADLP

Thomas, 36 years old, Hastière

Thomas, 36, comes from Hastière. He works on the farm with his brother, in a father-to-son family business.

Anyone who wants to start a family lives in their grandparents’ old house, which surrounds the farm. Shy, more of a follower, he sets out to finally start living for himself.

Thomas - Love is in the meadow 2024.
Thomas – Love is in the meadow 2024. ©RTL – ADLP

Sébastien, 38 years old, Saint-Hubert

Sébastien, 38 years old, comes from Saint-Hubert. Helping half the year on a close friend’s farm, he is also the manager of a gym and a sports coach.

He didn’t come on the show to laugh, he doesn’t want to waste time. Dad of an 11-year-old daughter with whom he loves doing karaoke, he hopes to find the right person.

Sébastien - Love is in the meadow 2024.
Sébastien – Love is in the meadow 2024. ©RTL – ADLP

Emmanuel, 45 years old, Walcourt

Emmanuel, 45, comes from Walcourt. He took over the business from his father and grandfather. Greatly emotional, he does not hide this personality trait.

At a very young age, he lost his Italian mother. Father of a 23-year-old Anthony, he says he is faithful with his heart on his sleeve.

Emmanuel - Love is in the meadow 2024.
Emmanuel – Love is in the meadow 2024. ©RTL – ADLP

Stéphanie, 48 years old, Lierneux

Stéphanie, 48 years old, comes from Lierneux. After taking over her father’s farm, she worked there alone and even expanded the premises.

Attached to nature and its animals, she really likes mountain biking and saunas. Described as calm, courageous and determined, she works almost exclusively by hand.

Stéphanie - Love is in the meadow 2024.
Stéphanie – Love is in the meadow 2024. ©RTL – ADLP

Manu, 53 years old, Péruwelz

Manu, 53, comes from Péruwelz. Known from the show for having been Anne’s suitor during season 15, he is an agricultural entrepreneur.

With his 2 sons and his daughter, the succession is assured. A little clumsy in love, he is a great romantic who quickly falls in love.

Manu - Love is in the meadow 2024.
Manu – Love is in the meadow 2024. ©RTL – ADLP

Guy, 58 years old, Verviers

Guy, 58 years old, comes from Verviers. His son manages the farming business while he takes care of his animals. Good-natured and sensitive, he has two children and five grandchildren.

Passionate about the rooster crowing competition, he took part every Sunday. He is also a former rally driver and former bullfighter.

Guy - Love is in the meadow 2024.
Guy – Love is in the meadow 2024. ©RTL – ADLP

Roger, 65 years old, Rochefort

Roger, 65 years old, comes from Rochefort. Pensioned, but not really, he has two helpers who will take over his farm soon. Married twice and father of three children, he would have liked one of his children to take over the business.

A businessman at heart, he speaks easily. Grandfather of five grandchildren, he has always put work before his family…

Roger - Love is in the meadow 2024.
Roger – Love is in the meadow 2024. ©RTL – ADLP
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