Channel 4 planning 'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings' funeral spin off?

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

Channel 4 is reportedly planning to air a spin-off to its successful doctumenry series 'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings' which will focus on "lavis" gypsy funerals. Following the huge ratings success of the current series, it's not surprise Channel 4 is looking to broaden the show's format.

A source told the Daily Star: "If something is a hit then you need to make a sequel as soon as possible.

"But they can't do weddings again so they need a new topic - and what better than funerals?"

The source continued: "In the past, gypsies have built enormous resting places for the deceased that resemble bedrooms, so it looks like the person is sleeping in bed. They have huge floral tributes in all shapes, massive tombstones and hundreds gather to say their goodbyes."

The last episode in the present series of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings was watched by more than 7.5 million viewers last night. The show has been a surprisingly huge hit for the channel, becoming it's sixth most watched programme ever.

Despite the reports of a spin-off however, a spokesperson for Channel 4 said it was "still early days" to confirm any planned sequel.

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