TLC UK has set Love Island star Olivia Buckland as the host of their new ‘preloved’ wedding dress themed series Second Chance Dresses.
Second Chance Dresses follows Olivia as she helps other British brides-to-be track down the dress of their dreams on the preloved market. The series, which has received an order for twenty-two episodes, is set to air later this year.
Endemol Shine North are producing, with Charlotte Reid and Coral Lawson serving as the executive producers. Second Chance Dresses was ordered by Clare Laycock, Head of TLC, Quest Red & Investigation Discovery at Discovery Networks UK & Ireland. It joins a number of other bridal dress series on TLC UK, including Say Yes To The Dress UK, Curvy Brides’ Boutique and Say Yes To The Vegas Dress.
“The second-hand bridal market is fast growing amongst savvy shoppers looking for gorgeous dresses, shoes and accessories”, said Clare Laycock. “Second Chance Dresses taps into this trend to uncover heartfelt and uplifting stories, and help brides-to-be find their dream dress. The brand new series is the perfect addition to TLC’s ‘Friday Brideday’ wedding programming strand and we’re delighted to welcome back Olivia Buckland to with her own series.”
“I’m so excited to be hosting Second Chance Dresses for TLC” added Olivia Buckland. “Looking for and finding ‘The One’ has to be the best part of wedding planning, and there’s a whole world of dresses to be found if you look at preloved. But as I’m finding out, it’s emotional and sometimes stressful choosing the most special dress you will ever wear, and in this show there is the added pressure; how do you tell someone in their own home that their dream dress is not for you?” She added, “I can’t wait to help my brides and hear the stories behind the seller’s dresses. I’m sure there will be lots of tears and drama – and that will just be from me, if I want one of their dresses!”