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Channel 4 plan Gypsy wedding special for Royal nuptials

Image caption Brides compete to have the biggest dress on their wedding day

Channel 4 is to screen a one-off special of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding on the evening of Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day later this month.

The series, which followed the flamboyant weddings of Irish travellers, was a huge TV hit.

The show attracted up to 8 million viewers, and gave Channel 4 its highest ratings since Big Brother in 2008.

A Channel 4 spokeswoman said: "Viewers will have front row seats to celebrate the wedding of the year."

She added: "Some people may live in palaces and some in caravans but regardless of wealth or title everyone wants their own wedding day to be absolutely perfect."

In recent weeks cameras have been following a team of wedding planners, who are working on putting together, what Channel 4 say will be the "biggest, fattest, wedding of the year".

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings will be broadcast on 28 April.

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