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Big Gay Wedding with Tom Allen | Preview (BBC One)

2023 marked the 10th anniversary of same sex marriage being legalised in England and Wales, and March 2024 is exactly a decade since the first wedding took place.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, comedian, presenter and writer Tom Allen is pulling out all the stops to arrange a dream wedding for one gay couple. Adam and Dan are getting married in three months, and Tom wants to get his full fairy godmother on to make it a wedding to remember.

He enlists the help of celebrity friends including dancer Oti Mabuse, stylist Nick Hems, baker John Whaite and iconic 'Murder on the Dancefloor' songstress Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who assist with everything from the entertainment to the outfits.

As Tom helps the lucky couple arrange the wedding of the year, he reveals the extraordinary story of the fight for equal marriage, meeting the LGBTQ+ trailblazers who helped make this day possible including Sandi Toksvig, Peter Tatchell and Lynn Sutcliffe and Sarah Hews. He also meets some of the political figures who were instrumental in the passing of the bill, including Dame Angela Eagle, Lynne Featherstone and David Cameron.

In the one-off film for BBC One and iPlayer, Tom will reflect on his own experiences of growing up gay as he considers how far LGBTQ+ rights have advanced. It will culminate in the wedding of the happy couple, in a joyous celebration of love, community and hard-won equality.

My Big Gay Wedding with Tom Allen airs Wednesday 27th March at 9pm on BBC One.


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