Olivia Buckland To Host New Series ‘Second Chance Dresses’ On TLC UK

  • Olivia Buckland helps British brides to find their dream dress and give preloved dresses, each with their own story, a second chance to shine down the aisle
  • Brand new 22 x 30’ series will air Autumn 2018 on TLC

Olivia Buckland has signed up to host TLC’s brand-new wedding show, SECOND CHANCE DRESSES. The 22-part series joins the engaged Love Island star, and fashionista as she helps other British brides-to-be track down the dress of their dreams on the preloved market.

Produced by Endemol Shine North, each episode of SECOND CHANCE DRESSES joins Olivia and a bride-to-be as they travel around the country to the homes of three savvy sellers, each with different reasons for wanting or needing to part ways with their precious purchase, and all sharing the hope that their dress will be ‘The One’…again!

The preloved wedding dress market is a growing phenomenon with many brides-to-be now choosing pre-owned frocks. Whether it is to snap up a designer bargain they could otherwise not afford, track down a particular dress no longer being made, save time, save money or simply to recycle, more and more are choosing to buy a dress that already has a story to tell.

In SECOND CHANCE DRESSES emotions run high in as Olivia’s bride steps into the gown, and the seller reveals the story behind their dress; will it be their dream gown or a big day nightmare? And if the dress fits, is the seller’s story one she is happy to be part of her special day?

Clare Laycock, Head of TLC, Quest Red & Investigation Discovery at Discovery Networks UK & Ireland, said: “The second-hand bridal market is fast growing amongst savvy shoppers looking for gorgeous dresses, shoes and accessories. SECOND CHANCE DRESSES taps into this trend to uncover heartfelt and uplifting stories, and help brides-to-be find their dream dress. The brand new series is the perfect addition to TLC’s ‘Friday Brideday’ wedding programming strand and we’re delighted to welcome back Olivia Buckland to with her own series

“I’m so excited to be hosting SECOND CHANCE DRESSES for TLC” said Olivia Buckland. “Looking for and finding ‘The One’ has to be the best part of wedding planning, and there’s a whole world of dresses to be found if you look at preloved. But as I’m finding out, it’s emotional and sometimes stressful choosing the most special dress you will ever wear, and in this show there is the added pressure; how do you tell someone in their own home that their dream dress is not for you?” She added, “I can’t wait to help my brides and hear the stories behind the seller’s dresses. I’m sure there will be lots of tears and drama – and that will just be from me, if I want one of their dresses!”

SECOND CHANCE DRESSES is produced by Endemol Shine North and was ordered by Clare Laycock. Charlotte Reid commissions and is Executive Producer for TLC and Coral Lawson is Executive Producer for Endemol Shine North. Airing as part of ‘Friday Brideday’ on TLC, the home of weddings on TV, SECOND CHANCE DRESSES follows commissions; SAY YES TO THE DRESS UK, CURVY BRIDES’ BOUTIQUE and SAY YES TO THE VEGAS DRESS. TLC is available on Sky 125, Virgin 167, BT 323.