Return of the Beautiful People
In Episode One, Simon finds out that his Mum and Dad never got married, so he plans a big wedding for them, themed to one of his favourite movies (clue: It's not Die Hard II) and needless to say, the day doesn't go quite as planned. A wedding cake gets thrown, there's shocking news from Ashlene, and Kylie turns up in drag. (Okay, so that was planned, forgive me, I'm getting a bit carried away with myself).
Fans of Series One will be delighted to hear that the actress Tameka Empson is back. With a vengeance. You may remember in series one she played barmy hairdresser Tameka (I wrote the part for her, could you guess?) but we killed her off. Don't despair, this episode she reappears as her identical cousin Johoyo from Nigeria. A woman who often speaks in the third person. She too is a hairdresser (or so she says) and she is enlisted to do Debbie's hair for the big day.
I'm going to sign off for now, but I'll be back very soon to fill you in on the THRILLING goings on backstage with the... Beautiful People. 'til then, get a few mates in, crack open something pink, put your feet up and enjoy Episode One.
Behind the Scenes
- Browse our behind-the-scenes gallery from Episode One.
Jonathan Harvey wrote Beautiful People. Series Two begins on Friday night at 10pm on BBC Two.