16/02/2012 04:39 GMT | Updated 16/04/2012 06:12 BST

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding Ads Accused Of Being Racist And Abusive By London Travellers Unit

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings was never going to be without controversy.

Now, back with a second series that promises to be "bigger, fatter, gypsier" than the first, the hit documentary series has been accused of racism in its advertising campaign.

The Telegraph reports that this very phrase - 'bigger, fatter, gypsier' - has been targeted by The London Travellers Unit and two members of the London Assembly as similar to other, more widely-recognised terms of racism and abuse. They also complained about the tone of the series.

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings became one of Channel 4's most highly-rated programmes during the first series, attracting up to eight million viewers.

Its second series started its run on Tuesday evening, with young girls preparing for their Holy Communion with spray tans, sequins and frocks. It seems reality series may have started to merge. READ OUR FULL REVIEW HERE.