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Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

Profile: Sammy Jo

Sammy Jo

Sammy Jo is a 16-year-old Irish Traveller, and is bright, blingy and bubbly with plenty to say for herself. She lives in a house in Rochdale with her three siblings and, as the oldest girl, helps her mum by 'cleaning up' every day.

She hates cleaning but knows that if there's a rumour that a travelling girl doesn't clean, she's not going to get that husband.

At 16, her mum is keen that she gets a boyfriend, but Sammy is holding off at the moment as she is looking for a bit of her own independence and time before that all important wedding... which, incidentally, for Sammy Jo will be big.

Sammy Jo's 'look' is more important to her than anything else. She loves sunbed tans and braves the biting northern cold to show off her figure as, she says, 'that's what Traveller boys look for'. She will never wear the same 'rig out' twice and the more bling the better.

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Big Fat Gypsy Weddings synopsis

Revealing documentary series that offers a window into the secretive, extravagant and surprising world of gypsies and travellers in Britain today

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