The Apprentice's Katie Hopkins to marry on TV

The Apprentice's Katie Hopkins to marry on TV
The Apprentice's Katie Hopkins to marry on TV (Image credit: BBC/TALKBACK)

The Apprentice's Katie Hopkins - who competed to become Sir Alan Sugar's aide in the BBC show in 2007 - is to marry her fiance, Mark Cross, on reality TV. The 34-year-old former business consultant is taking on 1980s pop star David Van Day, WAG Lizzie Cundy and impressionist Francine Lewis in a celebrity edition of Living TV's reality show Four Weddings. Katie - who also roughed it on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! - hit the headlines again after The Apprentice when she took a job at the Met Office, where she met and began a relationship with married design manager Mark. The couple now have a one-year-old son, Maximillian William. David Van Day is tying the knot with journalist Sue Moxley, whom he once famously dumped on live television. Lizzie Cundy is renewing her vows to her former football star husband Jason and Francine Lewis is marrying her partner Joel Ryan. The celebrities host a range of themed ceremonies from Arabian and Bollywood to a country wedding in Devon. In the show, four brides or grooms attend each other's weddings and score their dress, ceremony, food and the day as a whole. They are bidding to win a luxury honeymoon, and their appearance fees go to charity. The second series of the show - in which viewers see the contestants verbally savage their rivals' big days - begins in late March and runs for 13 weeks. A further celebrity special will feature ex-Steps singer Faye Tozer, glamour model Michelle Marsh, former EastEnders actress Carol Harrison renewing her vows and Big Brother winner Pete Bennett, who is to wed his best friend, Cherry Costin.

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.