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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of same sex marriage being legalised in England and Wales, comedian, presenter and writer Tom Allen is arranging a dream wedding for one gay couple. 

Adam and Dan are getting married, 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, 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 Lord 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. 

Tom Allen says: "When I was growing up, the idea that gay people could be accepted by society, never mind get married was as mad as a sack of chihuahuas. Now every year, thousands same sex couples get married, and that’s certainly something to celebrate. Now two people can say they love each other in front of their friends and families and have it recognised by all of us in society, and that’s a wonderful thing.”

19 March 2024 

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