Channel 4's hit documentary series Big Fat Gypsy Weddings will be released onto DVD on April 29, the day of the royal wedding, it has been revealed. According to The Sun the DVD is only the first in a number of money-making plans for the series, which will also see a book released later this year.
The paper claims that publishers Hodder & Stoughton are set to release a hardback all about the show, the weddings and the characters in September after winning a bidding war between eight rival firms.
A source at the makers of the programme said: "We saw a large number of pitches for this book.
"In the end the scale of the Hodder & Stoughton publishing machine, their grasp of our documentary values and the sheer infectious enthusiasm of their team won the day for us."A Christmas spin-off of the show has already been filmed and is currently planned to air later this year.