Lorraine Kelly and Rob Beckett preside as two about-to-get-married couples and their families compete for prizes and to have their wedding broadcast to the nation on primetime BBC. It’s not a bad idea, weddings feel like an untapped entertainment market in the UK, although whether this will successfully capture the feel good of the ceremony – and indeed the drama of the drunken arguments of the reception – remains to be seen.
This is not the first time this sort of thing has been done of course – Love Letters was an enormously successful show in the Netherlands in the 1990s and 2000s offering basically the same thing, becoming the rather less successful The Shane Richie Experience/Love Me Do on ITV in 1995. Clips from this suggest a rather more action-orientated It’s a Knockout style experience, one game appears to be a reimagining of Pump Up Your Postie from Saturday night non-hit The National Lottery Red Alert, so there’s that.
Having this and And They’re Off on the same night seems like odd scheduling on the face of it, but we’ll see.