ITVBe has commissioned a spin off to its The Mummy Diaries franchise, as Billie Shepherd and husband Greg embark on their next chapter in Billie & Greg: The Family Diaries.
The Family Diaries will follow a successful nine series stint for sisters Sam and Billie with The Mummy Diaries, with Sam and her family deciding to take some time away from the cameras.
Produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios, ITVBe and ITV Hub audiences can follow in the exploits of Essex’s favourite family as Billie and Greg embrace the challenges of parenting children Nelly and Arthur, and adapt to life in their dream home.
After an eventful twelve months which saw Billie take part in Dancing on Ice and the family preparing for their big move, Billie & Greg: The Family Diaries will capture the many milestone moments that lie ahead for the couple and their exuberant offspring.
Amanda Stavri, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, at ITV: “We’d like to thank Sam and her family for helping to make The Mummy Diaries one of ITVBe’s signature series. They’ve shared some of the most poignant and personal moments in their lives over nine series, and we hope to work with them again in the future.”
“We’re delighted to be starting a brand-new chapter on ITVBe and ITV Hub with Billie, Greg, Nelly and Arthur. The Family Diaries will continue to provide all of the humour, candour and family fun that have made The Mummy Diaries such unmissable TV.”
Sam Faiers said: “After many months of consideration, I’ve decided that now feels like the right time to step away and to focus on new adventures. I truly have watched all the most defining moments in my adult life play out on The Mummy Diaries – bringing two beautiful children into the world, my relationship with Paul, building my businesses, creating a home together as a family, and of course all the wonderful memories with Billie and my family.
“I’m so grateful to ITV and Potato for giving me and my children the best home movies anyone could ask for, I could never have imagined 7 years ago that we would still be here today – 9 series on! But more importantly I will be forever appreciative to our incredible viewers.”
Billie and Greg said: “We are so grateful for everyone’s amazing support over the years, it’s been a whirlwind of a journey so far but we’ve loved every minute of sharing our lives with you! As you all know by now, no two days are ever the same in the Shepherd household and now that we’re finally on our way to our dream home, we can’t wait to bring you all along for the highs, the lows and everything in between!”
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