Rio And Kate: Becoming A Step Family is a new one-off documentary which recently aired on BBC One.
The one-hour long episode looked at the Ferdinand family as Rio Ferdinand’s fiancée Kate Wright integrates into the family and becomes a step mum to Rio’s three children, Lorenz, Tate and Tia.
This is the next stage in the families journey following the Bafta award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentary, Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum And Dad. The 2017 BBC One documentary was huge success, with a consolidated audience of over 7 million viewers.
The BBC revealed of the doc: "In the months leading up to their wedding, this deeply personal film will look at the emotionally complicated dilemmas this newly formed family unit face following Rio’s wife Rebecca’s passing in 2015.
"For 27 year old Kate, taking on not only the role as girlfriend and fiancée to Rio, but also of ‘mum’ to three grieving children, and with the memory of Rebecca still very much present, a unique set of emotionally complicated challenges emerge.
Where to watch Rio And Kate: Becoming A Stepfamily online
Rio And Kate's documentary first aired on February 10th at 9PM on BBC One.
You can watch the episode online for free via the BBC iPlayer HERE.
Meanwhile, original documentary Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum And Dad is available to watch online via the BBC iPlayer here.
Kate and Rio Ferdinand said of the new documentary: “The positive response to Being Mum And Dad in 2017 and the way it helped others going through a similar situation was overwhelming. For that reason we were both compelled to tell the next chapter in our lives together.
"We hope Becoming A Step Family will give a unique insight into step families and the journey through grief, whilst also providing an intimate look at our lives together.”
On Instagram, Rio added: "For the past year, myself & @xkateferdinand have been filming a new @bbcone documentary... it’s been a huge personal journey and by doing this, we hope the film will help other step families & those experiencing the journey of grief!"
And Kate shared with her followrs: "This is a hugely important and personal project for @rioferdy5 and I. For the last year we have been filming a new @bbcone documentary ‘Rio and Kate: Becoming a Step Family’
"We have been on such a journey and we really hope the film will help other step families and those experiencing the journey of grief"
Alison Kirkham, Controller of Factual Commissioning, added: “I’d like to thank Rio and Kate for opening up their lives to us in such an intimate and personal way.
"The BBC has long been committed to tackling mental health issues and Rio Ferdinand’s programme on bereavement in 2017 helped bring the conversation into the open.
"We hope this new film will offer meaningful insight into the reality and challenges of living in a step-family. It will also explore how grief affects us all differently”
Rio And Kate: Becoming A Step Family is an hour-long doc and aired on BBC One.