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BBC airs lesbian lizard ‘Doctor Who’ wedding

Gareth Williams August 12, 2015

A CBBC show has featured a same-sex wedding – featuring a rather scaly bride.

Parents and partners of 15 years, Julie and Amanda, were in for a shock when they signed up for the children’s reality TV show – Marrying Mum and Dad.

The show is similar to ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ – but instead features a couple trusting their children to be left to plan their wedding – which rarely results in a traditional wedding.

An episode airing this week featured a from West Yorkshire, who were also one of the show’s first same-sex couples to tie the knot on the show.

Modelled around fictional couple from the Doctor Who universe, Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint – a Silurian lizard warrior and her Victorian wife – the couple got hitched in “cosmic costumes”.

Mum Julie said: “[It’s] a bit worrying as to what they might actually put in.”

Rory (8) and Louis (9) gave exactly what the Doctor ordered, completely Who-ifying every aspect of the wedding – including the cake, the venue, the transport (TARDIS of course) and the entertainment.

The day’s entertainment included a ‘voyage’ in the TARDIS and also a special surprise for the newlyweds. The kids organised a “wedding day slime walk” which they point out “could get messy”.

“15 years since they first met, and all thanks to their kids, at last Mum and Mum are married” .

The daughter explained: “I’m really happy as it makes more of a family and it means a lot to me.”

Not seeing each other get ready – the two brides were definitely in for a surprise.

The show narrates: “A lot of brides do spend a lot of time on their make up on their wedding morning, but not many brides end up looking like a lizard.”

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Mum Amanda described the day as, “Fantastic. Unbelievable. Out of this world.”

Son Rory voices the opinion of everyone: “The best bit of today was probably when Mummy got stuck in the alien goo and Mum had to lift her up.”

The big day was apparently “the best in all of time and space!”

Doctor Who has been in the news recently for casting trans actress Bethany Black in a role in the upcoming series.

Michelle Gomez, who plays Missy, recently recorded a skit mocking religious ‘ex-gays’.

Watch the full episode here.

More: BBC, CBBC, Doctor Who, lesbian wedding, Marrying Mum and Dad

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