Gypsy travellers approached for 'Traveller's Got Talent' reality show

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Telly broadcasters have reportedly approached gypsy travellers in the hope of airing a 'Traveller's Got Talent' reality programme. According to Jake Bowers of the Gypsy Media Company, there is currently interest from a number of companies who want the rights to air the talent search which first took place last year.

Bowers told the Daily Star: "When I was approached regarding the Big Fat Gypsy Weddings series, I mentioned I had organised Traveller's Got Talent last year. People were very keen. There was a lot of interest in it.

"Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities are perceived to be guilty of many things, but capable of nothing. But the final and the regional finals that led up to it quash that myth. They have all demonstrated that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people, in particular, have talents, skills and abilities that are largely unrecognised by the world beyond their communities."

Channel 5 however ruled themselves out of talks about such a programme, commenting: "We have no plans to develop a show of this nature. But we can't say what is going to happen in the future."

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