Channel 4's hit documentary series Big Fat Gypsy Weddings will return for a second series in January 2012, it has been confirmed. The show, which took the country by storm and saw some of the highest ratings for the channel in nearly a decade, will air for another six episodes next winter.
The new series will not only focus on weddings however, instead it will delve deeper into the ways of gypsy life from birth to death.
Tina Flintoff at Channel 4 who ordered the second series said: “It would have been very easy for us to just commission more of the same, but we wanted to enhance the series by adding more journalism.
“It will offer 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.”
The show's executive producer Jes Wilkins, told Broadcast: “I'm extremely grateful to all the gypsies and travellers who have opened up their lives to us over the past two years. We look forward to cultivating more relationships going forward.”
Liverpool based dress maker Thelma Madine will return for the second series, which will also feature Irish traveller Paddy Doherty and some of the brides from the first series.
A one-off special Christmas episode will air in December.