Bidding war breaks out for Travellers Got Talent
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 March 2011
A bidding war has broken out between rival TV stations desperate to screen 'Travellers Got Talent', as they know the gypsy-based show will be a huge hit
A bidding war has broken out between rival TV stations desperate to screen 'Travellers Got Talent'.
Producers are keen to secure the rights to the programme - which will showcase the skills of gypsy singers, dancers and rappers - as they are convinced it will be as big a hit as 'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings', which was aired on Channel 4.
Organiser Jake Bowers, from the Gypsy Media Company, said: "It would be phenomenal. There are so many talented people within the traveller community. Last year's contest didn't get the coverage it should have done.
"What it needed was for a big company to take it onto a national stage. We've already had calls from production companies who want to turn it into something."
Jake also believes 'Travellers Got Talent' would provide a real insight into gypsy life and repair damage caused by the Channel 4 show, which travellers claimed showed them in a bad light.
He added to the Daily Star newspaper: "It would be a great thing if handled right."
Hundreds of gypsy battled it out at last year's contest, which was won by teenager Olivia Ayres, who has now vowed to audition for 'The X Factor'.