My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

A Real Solution to the 'Blight' of Unauthorised Traveller Sites

Joe Cottrell-Boyce | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Politics
Joe Cottrell-Boyce

In a way, Eric Pickles has a point. The dire shortage of legal traveller sites in England is a blight on our society; fuelling social-exclusion and appalling health and educational outcomes for gypsy and traveller communities.

FIRST LOOK: Gypsy Wedding's Valentine's Special

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' is to return for a special Valentine's episode. Just how romantic it will be is unconfirmed, but Channel 4 have said the...

Channel 4 Gypsy Adverts Condemned As 'Morally Bankrupt'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Irish Traveller Movement in Britain has described the condemnation of two adverts for Channel 4's Big Fat Gypsy Wedding as a "stunning victory" an...

'Gypsy Wedding' Axed By Channel 4?

PA | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding is being axed by Channel 4, it has been revealed. The documentary show about travellers - which drew record audiences when...

Big Dreams at Appleby Fair

Katharine Quarmby | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Katharine Quarmby

"Appleby Fair should make my people happy, and the settled people happy, that's the balance I try and strike", Billy Welch, an English Romany declares, sitting in his caravan up on Fair Hill, from where he organises much of the activity at the iconic gypsy gathering.

My Big Fat Arrest

Wenn | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill a rival. The Celebrity Big Brother winner was ha...

Derby Schools Close As Travellers Park On Playing Fields

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools in Derbyshire were forced to close after travellers parked their caravans and motorhomes on playing fields. Pupils at three schools in Long...

My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding Descends Into Breast-Baring Bitchfight (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Perhaps proof that the Americans will always do it better, the US version of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding is promising to explode onto the screen with one...

My Big Fat Jewish Mother*

Jon Spira | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jon Spira

As a Jew, I was mercifully spared such indignity as bullying as the only Jewish stereotype on TV at the time was Maureen Lipman in the BT adverts and that was luckily far too subtle a stereotype for most kids to even notice. No, I got off clean.

Why I've Stopped Watching My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

Ali Schofield | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ali Schofield

I won't be watching the new series, though. The advertising billboards, stating 'BIGGER, FATTER, GYPSIER' disgust me and have resulted in complaints to the Advertising Standards Agency. I wish I could take credit for the defaced poster I spotted on Chapeltown Road in Leeds, which has 'MORE RACIST' graffitied under the strapline

Sarah Dean

REVIEW: 'Bigger, Fatter, Gypsier'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

"Bigger, Fatter, Gypsier" is what Channel 4 promised for the second series of its observational documentary sensation Big Fat Gypsy Weddings. The cont...

Court Sentences Big Fat Gypsy Star Paddy Doherty After Fight

PA | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty today received a suspended jail term for his part in a grudge fight in public with another traveller. D...

Gypsy Wedding's Paddy Sentenced Today

PA | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty is due to be sentenced after he got into a brutal fight with another traveller. A mobile phone video ca...

Claiming Back the Stereotype

Natalie R Harris | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK
Natalie R Harris

Stereotypes make me part of all the nouns that define me, and for all of those names, numbers, groups and classes, whether I like them or not, I'm bloody grateful.

'Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' Gets Spinoff Dressmaking Series

www.guardian.co.uk | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

Channel 4 is to broadcast a documentary series about the lives of a group of transgender people featuring graphic footage of sex-change surgery. Th...