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29th June 2017

Elliott Wright returns to ITVBe for wedding special

Reality star and businessman Elliott Wright, his fiancé Sadie and their extended family are returning to ITVBe later this year to share the planning and preparation of the most important day of their lives in Elliott Wright: The Wedding (WT).  After their fairy-tale engagement in the final episode of Playa in Marbella, Elliott and Sadie embark on their mission to get wed with ITVBe following them every step of the way. 

This two episode special will document the highs and lows of wedding planning which is never going to be simple with headstrong businessman Elliott Wright in charge.  He wants nothing but the absolute best for his bride-to-be, but with his high end restaurant Olivia’s expanding this year money is not free flowing and time is not on their side.  Will Elliott be able to handle the pressure and expectation of a glamorous Essex wedding good enough for his famous family?  And how will he handle the politics of who will be best man, not to mention what his family have in store for the stag do…  Expect drama, tantrums and tears with some special guest appearances from the makers of TOWIE and Educating Joey Essex.

Elliott Wright comments; “I can’t wait for ITVBe viewers to join Sadie and I in the lead-up to our wedding.  After following our journey in Playa in Marbella, and our happy engagement, I’m looking forward to sharing the excitement in the month’s leading up to what is set to be the happiest day of our lives.  I have a really big and busy year ahead – marrying the girl of my dreams in true ‘Wright Wedding’ style, expanding the restaurant and who knows, maybe even the pitter patter of tiny feet?!  There’s a lot to look forward to and the future is looking great!”

Executive Producer Daniella Berendsen comments; “We are thrilled to being getting access to one of the most glamorous events of the year.  Sharing Elliott’s journey as he negotiates his fiancé and family in the lead up to the biggest day of their lives is certainly going to be interesting and fun and we are excited to share the highs and lows with the ITVBe audience.”

‘Elliott Wright: The Wedding’ (working title) is 2 x 60 minute episodes executive produced for Lime Pictures by Daniella Berendsen and Anna Edwinson for ITVBe.   Following the success of Playa in Marbella the two episode special was commissioned by Amanda Stavri, Entertainment Commissioner.

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Lime Pictures Publicist: Chloe McGee on 0203 040 2790 / cmcgee@limepictures.com

 

29th June 2017

TOWIE star Megan McKenna is heading to Nashville Tennessee

Lime Pictures, makers of the Only Way is Essex, are delighted to announce a brand new three part mini-series for ITVBe starring Megan McKenna

TOWIE star Megan McKenna might be one of the most famous faces in reality TV right now, but prior to finding fame on television she long had aspirations to break the music industry as a credible country singer. This summer, Lime Pictures and ITVBe will be following Megan as she swaps her Louboutins for a pair of dusty cowboy boots as she heads to the land of Dolly, Dallas and Deep Fried Everything – the USA – and firmly in her sights is the home of country music: Nashville, Tennessee.

But in deepest Nashville, where not a soul will have heard of Megan McKenna, to make it to the top she’ll have to start right at the bottom. In an exciting new adventure, from the producers of Educating Joey Essex, ITVBe will follow one of Essex’s favorites as she attempts to break the American country music industry. Truly out of her comfort zone she’ll taste the simple life and we’ll be there to share all the highs and lows that her music journey will bring.

‘There’s Something About Megan’ is 3 x 60 minutes and will be produced by Lime Pictures with executive producer Daniella Berendsen. The series was commissioned for ITVBe by Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions and Entertainment Commissioner Amanda Stavri.

Megan McKenna comments; “I can't wait to spend this summer in Nashville. I have been a country music fan my whole life so to go to the place where some of my favorite country music artists have recorded really is a dream come true.  I’m excited but definitely a bit scared as I just don’t know what to expect.  I’ve been dreaming about this since I was a little girl so this is my one big shot.”

Executive Producer Daniella Berendsen comments; “There really is something about Megan! She is one of our most fascinating TOWIE stars and is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime.  Taking her out of Essex and putting her firmly in the heart of Nashville under the pressure of fulfilling a life-long dream is every programme maker’s dream and I can’t wait to see what drama will unfold in a town that is not expecting Megan McKenna!”

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Press Contact:

Lime Pictures Publicist: Chloe McGee on 0203 040 2790 / cmcgee@limepictures.com

8th November 2016

E4 gets ready to help more celebrity singles find love as Celebs Go Dating returns

Celebs Go Dating is set to return to E4 in 2017 for, not one but two extended 20×60’ series, as the celebrity dating agency opens its doors to more unlucky in love famous faces. The road to true love is full of twists, turns and bumps and celebrities are used to all of that playing out in the spotlight. However,  with some expert guidance from top matchmakers, can the path to finding ‘The One’ finally run smooth?

Once again the cameras will capture all the action – making sure that any awkward first encounters, outrageous flirting, cringe-worthy faux pas, lover’s tiffs, first kisses and looks of lust are captured on camera for viewers to enjoy.

The hugely successful first series consolidated at 630,000/ 3.86% share, up a massive +101% for volume and +119% for share on slot average and was E4’s highest rating 10pm series of the last 12 months. Celebs Go Dating also performed strongly with a 12.61% share of 16-34’s across the series, up +220% on the slot average.

Celebs Go Dating was commissioned by Channel 4’s Head of Formats Dom Bird and Formats commissioning editor Simone Haywood. The series will once again be produced by Lime Pictures with Head of Entertainment Phil Harris, Sharon Powers and Tamsin Dodgson executive producing.

Dom Bird said: "Following the huge success of the first series, E4 is delighted to bring Celebs Go Dating back to our screens for a longer run to find true love for those famous faces most in need of our helping hand.”

Phil Harris added: "Lime are thrilled to be spending 2017 helping lovelorn celebrities to find a match. With more episodes and more celebrities, we hope these shows will be even bigger and better than the first series" 

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