The Wedding Coach: glossy reality TV format is a marriage made in heaven

The Wedding Coach: glossy reality TV format is a marriage made in heaven

The Guardian

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Comedian Jamie Lee assists stressed couples as they get closer to the big day in this strangely addictive and deeply nice new show

Boom time for reality TV weddings. Just when I thought I’d shaken Ines from Married at First Sight: Australia out of my life for ever, Netflix comes out fighting with Marriage Or Mortgage and The Wedding Coach (from Wednesday). That’s in addition to the exemplar of wedding TV (Don’t Tell the Bride) and the constant drone of wedding TV (the looming infinity of Say Yes to the Dress) and every finale of every season of every sitcom ever, where someone gets married while the funny character tries to upstage them (I have been rewatching a lot of the American Office). Old dads proudly walking daughters down the aisle, the electric crackle of a potential hook-up between best man and bridesmaid, the permanence of making a bad decision in front of God and your mum: weddings, we cannot get enough of them.

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