Saturday 25 November 2017

To film, honour and obey... Brian 'n' Vogue get their own reality show

Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams.
Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams.

Newlyweds Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams are to star in their own reality show.

The Diary can exclusively reveal that the couple have agreed to let the cameras in to share the first few months of their married life.

Based on hit MTV show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, starring Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, the fly-on-the-wall show will chart the Dubliners down under as they settle down to wedded bliss in Sydney, Australia.

Although filming of the new series has been taking place in Oz, it wasn't until this week that news leaked out when footage turned up at a Dublin production facility for editing.

"The best thing about this new show is Brian and Vogue themselves. As a couple they are so well matched and on camera they have this great Dublin wit which sometimes makes it sound like Fair City in 25 degrees," revealed one insider. But while the accents are Irish, the couple's lifestyle is a million miles from their home town of Dublin.

Vogue has really taken off as a DJ in Australia and can charge between $5,000 (€4,000) and $10,000 a night. People like Dannii Minogue have been booking her for private functions and she's done TV shows like Dancing With The Stars. Brian is already famous Down Under as a judge on Australia's Got Talent.

The couple has already given in-depth interviews to the film-makers about their home and dreams for the future.

Many will be stunned by Brian's decision to take part, given his opposition to his children appearing in former wife Kerry Katona's former MTV reality show.

However, the 32-year-old succumbed because the man behind the camera is TV producer John Norton, who turned Vogue (26) into an Irish TV star on RTÉ show Fade Street, and was a guest at the couple's wedding last month.

The boss of Irish company Straywave Media goes as far back with the couple as the night Brian and Vogue met in Dublin in April 2011 at Harry's Bar, off St Stephen's Green.

Producers are hoping that if a three-minute 'sizzle' trailer for the sun-kissed reality show gets picked up, the commissioned series could air on Australian, Irish and perhaps UK TV.

Good news for Brian, who is hoping to kick-start his music career in 2013 by touring Britain with pal Ronan Keating.

But this will mean time away from his new bride.

"This is going to be a show, not just about Brian and Vogue, but about the challenges marriage imposes on young people," is how it was touted to one TV executive.

A spokesperson for Straywave Media confirmed to The Diary that editing was under way on a reality project featuring Brian and Vogue in Dublin this week but declined to give further details.

-- KS

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