Simon Cowell wants US Gypsy Weddings?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 February 2011
Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is a fan of 'My Big Fat Gypsy Weddings' and wants to take the show to the US

Simon Cowell wants to take 'My Big Fat Gypsy Weddings' to the US.

The 'X Factor' boss has met up with production staff at Firecracker - the body behind the hit Channel 4 show - in a bid to work out a way to translate the programme for the American market.

A source told The Sun: "Simon knows all the TV execs in America. He is the man to make it happen.

"Everyone at Firecracker is very excited about it."

The show - famed for its portrayal of gypsy traditions including huge wedding dresses, courtship ritual 'grabbing' and bare-knuckle fighting - was a ratings hit in the UK, with an average of nine million viewers tuning in to watch.

Even singer Kylie Minogue has admitted to a fascination of the show because the dress weights - up to 280lbs - are similar to her own stage costumes.

The 'Get Outta My Way' hitmaker said: "I'm fascinated by how they have to be bound up to stop the dresses cutting in and how they move. That's me! At some point there may be a Kylie homage!"

Channel 4 bosses are now thought to be looking into a follow-up to the show focusing on funerals.

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