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Cardiff Blues help Brides on a Bus

15th February 2010

Ceri Sweeney coaches TV's Brides

Ceri Sweeney coaches TV's Brides

On Monday February 15th at 10pm, Wedding TV launches its UK Premiere series ‘Brides on a Bus’.

The show follows 10 brides travelling on a double decker bus from Lands End to Gretna Green as they take on tasks in the hope of winning their dream wedding - all under the watchful eye of bus conductor, ‘I’m a celebrity, get me out of here’ and ‘Dollar’ star, David Van Day.

Earlier in the season, the brides stopped off in South Wales to take part in a sporting challenge with Cardiff Blues.

At the Blues training centre at Hensol, the brides were put through their paces by Blues star, Ceri Sweeney. The outside half taught the ladies the basics of touch rugby as well as giving them a kicking masterclass, this would come in handy later as the brides had a penalty shoot out to decide who would remain in the competition.

The brides also visited the Eden project, Bluckburn Rovers football club and the Cotswolds Wildlife Park before the wedding in Anvil Hall, Gretna.

Speaking of his rugby masterclass with the Brides, the Blues Ceri Sweeney said,
“It’s always fun to do something a bit different and this was definitely different. The girls were hopeless at the touch rugby but their kicking wasn’t bad, especially as they were under so much pressure.

“It was a laugh working with David Van Day as well, I’d obviously watched him in the jungle and he was just as entertaining in person.”

David Van Day said “Not since the jungle have I had so much fun filming a TV series. If you thought I wound them up in there, then you’d better hold on tight for the Ride of a Wifetime as I test these brides in their quest for their ultimate goal; winning an all expenses paid wedding. As the saying goes there are no free lunches and there certainly are no free weddings either, as these girls will have to fight to the end to win a wedding in Gretna Green.”

Brides on a Bus starts on Wedding TV on Monday 15th February at 10pm and Cardiff Blues will appear in episode 4 on Monday 5th March.

Wedding TV is available on Freesat 400 or Sky Channel 266