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Don’t Tell The Bride – Fresh And Entertaining

The Australia version of Don’t Tell The Bride premiered last night and it was fresh, entertaining and dare I say it but a little bit heartwarming.

The premise of the show is the groom to be has three weeks and $25,000 to organise a wedding. He must also organise her hen’s night and select the dress.

The first episode started off with childhood sweethearts Mel and Aaron separating for three weeks without seeing each other. At this point you wondered why they were marrying as they appeared to be polar opposites. He was a beer swilling larrikin and Mel appeared to be a healthier more straight laced kind of girl. They had been together  for seven years, but he was happy to unleash once she was gone with his best mate.

The grooms are obviously prodded and assisted in getting the wedding organised. He wanted to get married in the snow, she hates the cold etc etc. He has his bucks night at a lingerie football game and spends $2500, and he sends her to burlesque dancing for hers with one glowing drink and then zip.

There are tears and anxiety from her and a few laughs.

Also he picks a meringue dress and she likes streamline, but of course in the end she loves the wedding and true love prevails even though she probably stretched the friendship of her bridesmaids who froze their proverbials off while waiting for the bride to arrive. Also it was truly an original touch giving frost bite to their guests as their bombonierie.

The series is nicely narrated by Australia’s girl next door Kate Ritchie, but can her make up artist must have come from the set of I Will Survive as I have seen less on a drag queen.

Fun and nicely done, it deserved to rate better than it did.

Don’t Tell The Bride is on Mondays at 7.30pm on TEN.

August 21, 2012   7 Comments

Kate Ritchie To Narrate Don’t Tell The Bride

Former Home and Away actress Kate Ritchie will be the narrator for new reality show Don’t Tell The Bride. The show will be starting soon on Network TEN.

The show based on a UK format has grooms organising the weddings for their brides.

Don’t Tell the Bride features eager couples in the lead-up to their big day, with one important twist.

They are separated for the three weeks leading up to the nuptials and all the key decisions are left in the hands of the groom. He must plan the entire wedding, from the invitations to the bridesmaids’ dresses, the reception to the cake.

The bride does not see the invitation until it arrives in the mail, and apparently tries on the dress just before she walks down the aisle. She must have to give measurements ad promise not to put on or lose weight prior to her big day. Also she will see the reception for the first time with the other guests.

Sounds like the perfect stress free wedding to me, but hopefully they have cast some control freak Bridezillas to entertain the viewers.

Don’t Tell The Bride coming To Network TEN soon.


July 19, 2012   10 Comments

“Don’t Tell The Bride” – Are Looking For Engaged Couples

Network Ten announced they would be making the Australian version of the show Don’t Tell The Bride, and reputable production company Southern Star is currently looking for engaged couples to be on the show.

The premise of the show is the groom organises the dream wedding for his bride.

Source Bottle have made the call out.

It says:


“Don’t Tell the Bride” is an exciting new television series.


The show gives cash-strapped couples a budget to create the wedding of their dreams. The only catch is the groom has to plan the whole wedding in secret.

“Don’t Tell the Bride” is an opportunity for the groom to impress his bride by planning the most memorable day of their lives.

• Must both be over 18 years of age
• Must be currently engaged
• Willing and able to get legally married between June – August 2012
• Have a best man and a bridesmaid willing to be on the show with you

Please email with the following information:
– Names, address and contact numbers
– A few sentences about you and why you are an ideal couple for the show
– Include a recent photo of bride and groom


4 June 2012 @ 5pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time

Thanks Denise for sending this in.

April 18, 2012   98 Comments

Network TEN Announce Four New Reality TV Shows – Great News But A Couple Of Issues

Network Ten have boosted their 2012 programming arsenal by announcing four new reality shows.

Now that to me is always a positive thing, however I do have a couple of queries about some of the shows.

The shows are:

I Will Survive: Priscilla, produced by FremantleMedia Australia, is set to explode onto screens later this year, and catapult one exceptional performer to Broadway.

I Will Survive: Priscilla is the search for Australia’s next Triple Threat – SINGER, DANCER. ACTOR. The most talented individual performers, chosen from all walks of life, will jump on board the famous Priscilla bus which will retrace the steps of the box-office smash movie, from Sydney to Alice Springs. The program will see amazing performances from our contestants at each outback Australian location along the way under the direction of the best in the business.

The auditions are starting in Brisbane on the 19 April. However if you are a female don’t bother turning up as the

auditions are only open to male performers 21years and older. This must be incredibly disappointing for female musical theatre wannabees. Yes Priscilla is an entertaining musical but maybe a different show could have been selected so we got a greater variety of person on our screens. As with all reality TV it will be about the cast in the show. Having said that I am a sucker for shows like this.

For further details on show and auditions go to  I Will Survive TV.

Everybody Dance Now, produced by FremantleMedia Australia, is a blockbuster new series for every form of dance you can imagine.

Australians of all ages are about to move like never before. Young or old, professional or amateur; get ready for the most surprising, most exciting and most entertaining dancing duels you’ll ever see.

Two celebrity captains will handpick their teams from 120 eager dancers, then send their chosen dancer into a head-to-head showdown. Watch the fireworks begin. Can a ballroom-dancing 8-year-old take down a sensational modern dancer? Can a hip-hop master survive a battle with a tap dancing Aussie sweetheart? One-on-one, head-to-head, until the audience picks their favourite and decides the ultimate winner.

I have to confess I am a little disappointed the So You Think You Can Dance rumours were not true, however I do like a dance talent show. It looks a little similar Fox 8’s Got To Dance. However Got To Dance allows for group auditions and it appears Everybody Dance Now is for solo performers. Got To Dance will be hosted by Andrew Gunsberg and you can send in auditions online now.

It should be noted Got To Dance was first announced in 2010 and now has finally started production.

Come Date With Me, from the producers of Please Marry My Boy and Four Weddings, Granada Media Australia, is the new culinary competition where delicious food and – potentially – love are on the menu. This is an exclusive ITV title that will be an entertaining prime-time series for TEN’s upcoming schedule. With plenty of drama and humour, this reality format brings a fresh twist to the world of dating.

OK the show is a pun of Come Dine With Me. This sounds suspiciously like Dinner Date which was on Channel 7 last year. I was originally sceptical about that and it was a cracker of show. So will wait and see if this show is just as entertaining. The show is from a UK format.

Don’t Tell the Bride, produced by Endemol Southern Star, is a wedding show with a twist. A bride’s wedding is meant to be the best day of her life. But these women will have no say in any aspect of their big day, from the wedding dress and the bouquet to the reception and the music. Their future husbands will plan every detail without telling their bride anything about the day. Will he blow the budget on beer over flowers? How will the bride react when she sees what her husband has come up with?

This is based on a UK format that can currently be seen on Lifestyle You.

Which of these shows interest you?

April 12, 2012   8 Comments