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C4 lines up “My Big Fat Gypsy Fortune”

Channel 4 in the UK is set to launch My Big Fat Gypsy Fortune later this month, exploring where the money comes from to pay for the extravagant weddings featured in the Gypsy franchise (pictured).
April 3, 2013

Channel 4 in the UK is set to launch My Big Fat Gypsy Fortune later this month, exploring where the money comes from to pay for the extravagant weddings featured in the Gypsy franchise (pictured).

The one-off promises to reveal the secrets of the Gypsy and Traveler economy, with a cast of characters including 15-year-old Romany Gypsy Alfie Best, whose father is said to be worth more than £100 million (US$152 million); CassyAnne and her husband Bill, who have a business of ‘blinging up’ household goods; and “down-on-his-luck” George, who is a traveling salesman.

The show also follows Irish Traveler Larry, who reveals the secrets of financing the outrageous weddings, as he prepares for his eldest daughters’ nuptials, which boasts eight bridesmaids, 300 guests, and a huge white dress.

My Big Fat Gypsy Fortune is the latest special lined up after the February broadcast of My Big Fat Gypsy Valentine, which was in line with the announcement to cancel the My Big Fat Gypsy Weddings series but continue on with specials. Firecracker Films, which produced the series and the Valentine special, produced Fortune.

The doc is currently slated to air on April 14. The director and producer are Paddy Collins and Lucy Wilcox respectively, the exec producer is Jes Wilkins, and the series producer is Morgan Roberts.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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