Fat Friends was created by Kay Mellor, and produced by Rollem Productions in association with Tiger Aspect and Yorkshire Television. The series follows the lives of a group of Leeds-based slimming club members and their attempts to lose weight, and first aired on ITV in 2000 to an overnight audience of nearly 10 million viewers.
With an ensemble cast featuring Alison Steadman, Ruth Jones, James Cordon, Gaynor Faye and Josie Lawrence, the series went on to be nominated for two BAFTA TV Awards: Best Drama and Best Actress for Alison Steadman.
Fat Friends Series 1-4 will be available in the UK on Britbox via ITVx Premium
“ Fat Friends was one of those once-in-a-generation shows that simply galvanised the nation" ”Chris Stewart, SVP Sales, UK and Eire - Banijay Rights
“ We're thrilled to have found the right home for the distribution of Fat Friends and it's wonderful that Kay's work continues to be enjoyed by audiences across the world ”Yvonne Francas-Mellor (Managing Director)
“ The overall message of the show is to love yourself - lumps, bumps and all! **** ”Manchester Evening News (of Fat Friends The Musical, 2018)