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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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