Big Fat Gypsy Weddings is making a return to Channel 4 for a new series.
It’s been away for two years and viewers have clearly missed those huge outrageous dresses and OTT celebrations.
So now it’s coming back, according to an insider at production company Firecracker Films, who says they have signed a “big money deal” to make a new series.
“Gypsy Weddings was so popular. It was mad to axe it and viewers were gutted,” a Channel 4 source told the Daily Star Sunday.
“It’s a surprise it’s taken this long to get it re-commissioned.”
The show – which gives an insight into the world of the travelling community – was a huge hit when it first launched in 2010. The first two series were regularly watched by more than seven million viewers and made stars of quite a few of the people involved.
Family man Paddy Doherty went on to win Celebrity Big Brother, and former glamour model Danielle Mason was a popular addition, when she joined after marrying cagefighter Tony Giles.
Bosses are keen to recreate the success of the original My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and are believed to be in talks to bring both Paddy and Danielle back.
“This will be a chance for fans to see how some of the old favourites are getting on. It will be a bit of a reunion,” said an insider.
“And there will be the usual spectacle of the massive dresses.”
Danielle, who has two children with Tony, struggled to adapt to life in the travelling community after they married and the couple have since split.
“Viewers were fascinated by Danielle’s story when she appeared on the show so there will be a lot of interest in how things have changed for her since then,” added the insider.
“She’s really keen to be involved and can’t wait for Gypsy Weddings to be back on primetime TV.”
As for the viewers, there was always one HUGE reason to watch the show – those massive outlandish wedding dresses. The elaborate creations could cost thousands of pounds, take dozens of metres of fabric and weigh as much as the bride.
And the weddings themselves were just as outrageous, with horse drawn glass carriages, gaudy decorations, hundreds of guests – and often fistfights.
We can’t wait for our invite…