BBC Two has commissioned a new six-part competition format, Master of Ceremonies (w/t), from BBC Studios Factual Entertainment Productions.
The series sees a cast of fledging wedding planners battle it out to prove they have what it takes to become Britain’s next best wedding guru.
The series will be fronted by a big-name host and features two illustrious judges at the very top of the wedding industry. Each week the planners will be tasked with creating dream weddings for deserving couples around the UK, many of whom had their plans left in tatters due to lockdown.
The series marks the first commission to come out of Glasgow since the recent appointment of Adeline Ramage Rooney as Creative Director for Factual Entertainment and Events at BBC Studios Scotland production base.
Adeline Ramage Rooney, Creative Director, BBC Studios Factual Entertainment, said: “We are thrilled to have landed this innovative format out of our new Glasgow base. Brilliant wedding planners need to be ultra-creative while spinning plates and herding cats simultaneously, so it’s quite a different skillset from the singular craft-based competition shows. And the fact our contestants are working with real-life couples, many of whom have had their plans on hold for the past 18 months, means the stakes could not be higher.”
At the heart of every episode is one engaged couple and their family. It’s for the planners to work together to pull off the couple’s dream wedding in just a matter of days. The planners will be talented, creative and have great organisational skills, but they’ll be attempting the seemingly impossible as they go all out to turn around incredible weddings against the clock, knowing that if they fail, they could be booted out of the competition at any time by the no-nonsense judges.
Ricky Cooper, BBC Commissioning Editor, said: “After what feels like a lifetime of cancelled and postponed weddings, it’s beyond exciting to help couples from all across the UK get the big day they truly deserve. Whatever the theme, wherever the location, I can’t wait to see our talented planners battle it out to make each couple’s dreams come true.”
Master of Ceremonies (w/t), (6×60’) for BBC Two and iPlayer series is made by BBC Studios Factual Entertainment Productions, was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Director, Factual, Arts and Classical Music Television and Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment. The Executive Producers for BBC Studios are Adeline Ramage Rooney and Kelly Sparks. The Commissioning Editor is Ricky Cooper.
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