Hit BBC Three show transfers to Sky 1

Sky has snapped up popular BBC Three reality show Don't Tell The Bride in a surprise announcement.

Don't Tell The Bride, the show where grooms-to-be are responsible for organising all aspects of the wedding, is an independent production made by Renegade Productions, which until now has been shown on BBC Three and latterly BBC One. Renegade will now begin production on the next series, which Sky 1 will start showing in the summer.

Earlier this year, a version of the show featuring older couples transferred to BBC One as part of the BBC's plans to remove BBC Three's TV outlet, which received mixed reviews from its core audience. As BBC Three's TV service was wound down, the BBC resorted to repeating the programme over and over again, even in place of live festival coverage, which was moved to the Red Button.

The transfer of Don't Tell The Bride is just the latest in a series of high profile losses for the BBC, including programmes such as The Voice, and presenters and reporters including Robert Peston and a blow to those who hoped that the recent transfer to BBC One safeguarded the show on free-to-air television.

Jono Read, head of the SaveBBC3 campaign tweeted:
"Not surprised Don't Tell The Bride has been lost by the BBC. The tinkering when it moved to BBC1 didn't go do well with BBC3 viewers."

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  1. Typical, Margaret Thatcher's legacy for the BBC as it makes very little of its own content these days.

  2. It was absolute dross and should feel very at home on Sky.