TLC UK has given the green-light to Olivia & Alex Said Yes, a one-off special celebrating the marriage of Love Island duo Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen.
Set to air in September, the special will follow the celebrity couple through the realities of organising a fairytale wedding while managing their careers in the limelight. It will include VIP access to the celebrity-filled ceremony and reception party, and will air within days of the wedding itself.
Olivia & Alex Said Yes is being produced by Angel Eye Media. It was ordered Clare Laycock and commissioned by Charlotte Reid. The executive producers are Steve Jones and Deirdre Dowling are for TLC UK, and Richard Osborne for Angel Eye Media. Olivia Buckland is already a firm presence on TLC UK. She appeared on Say Yes To The Dress UK last year and is also set to host new wedding themed series Second Chance Dreses, which is set to air later this year.
“I love that our guest list just got even bigger! It feels right sharing our big day and having the cameras there given how we got together in the first place”, Olivia said. “I just hope I can keep my inner Bridezilla at bay and enjoy every part of the wedding”. And Alex added: “I also hope Olivia keeps her inner Bridezilla at bay! I’m quickly realising there’s a lot that goes into planning a wedding. She’s doing most of that and I’m doing what I’m told!”
“TLC is the home of weddings and Olivia & Alex Said Yes is the perfect addition to our ‘Friday Brideday’ line-up”, Clare Laycock, Vice President and Head of Brands TLC & Quest Red, said in a statement. “This glamorous one-hour special will be an intimate, honest and hilarious account of the lead up to the best day of Olivia and Alex’s lives and we’re so excited our viewers can be a part of the celebrations”.