It’s the smash hit UK reality series that got the whole nation talking. Watched by more than 8 million people each week, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings became Channel 4’s highest rating program since Big Brother and received a BAFTA nomination.
And now the show is coming to Australia, right here on LifeStyle YOU.
This series provides a very rare and fascinating insight into the secretive world of Gypsies and Travellers in Britain today.
Here are just a few of the reviews:
“...eye-bulgingly, jaw-slackeningly mesmerising... ” –The Daily Telegraph
“...fascinating”-The Daily Mirror
“On one level this was a sensitive look at a complex and in some ways contradictory society...” –The Guardian
“A nicely indulgent documentary...”-The Independent
Even our very own pop star Kylie Minogue has spoken up about how much she loves the program. In a recent interview on 2Day FM when asked why she was so addicted to the program she said, "It's funny, it's touching, its enlightening and it's really well done. It's not just for amusement".
So, what makes the program such compulsive viewing?
According to Tina Flintoff, who commissioned the show for Channel 4, while the first documentary My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding was focused on the wedding, the team wanted to delve beyond the extravagant celebrations.
In a statement she said: “We wanted to enhance the series by adding more journalism and offering an even deeper insight into the gypsy and traveller way of life without losing what makes the show accessible, the weddings, christenings and spectacular celebrations.”
Each episode stands alone offering insight into attitudes toward gender roles, education and the non-gypsy or traveller community.
For program details and an exclusive sneak peek visit our Big Fat Gypsy Wedding show page.