Don’t Tell The Bride branded ‘fake’ but E4 hit back at the claims

Don’t Tell The Bride has been branded ‘fake’ – but E4 has hit back at the claims.


The suggestion of fakery comes from the revelation that couples on the show aren’t actually ever legally married.

What with the plans being kept a secret and marriages taking place in everything from planes to farm fields, it’s not that much of a shock.

Spilling the details to The Sun newspaper, one unnamed groom from the show said: “It was written into our contract that our ceremony would not be legally binding and so we should go to a register office later.

“That is what we did. But we had no follow up from anyone from the show after the filming, so we could easily have avoided it and had the party for free.

“It makes a bit of a mockery of the process that the bride and groom go through this huge ordeal for a ceremony which isn’t even legal.”

Because the brides don’t get to see the venue before hand, they cannot be legally married on the show.


However E4 insisted that there were rules in place to ensure couples did eventually tie the knot.

They said in a statement: “All contributors sign notice to marry for their legal ceremony in the presence of a production team member but before filming starts.

“An update or photos from this legal ceremony is shown at the end of each episode.”

Don’t Tell The Bride originally started on BBC Three before moving to Sky in 2016.


This year the show moved channels again, airing what is its twelfth series overall on E4 at 9PM on Wednesday nights.

E4 has confirmed that a total of 18 episodes have been commissioned, making it the biggest series so far.