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Footballers’ Wives is finally coming to BritBox next week

Footballers’ Wives is coming to streaming, iconic (Picture: Shed Productions/ITV)

Everybody rejoice: Footballers’ Wives is finally coming to streaming, thanks to BritBox.

The noughties Wag nostalgia trip is thought to be one of the site’s most requested series since it launched back in 2019.

BritBox today confirmed it would soon be adding all episodes of the programme, which aired between 2002 and 2006.

The iconic series featured a host of recognisable names such as Gillian Taylforth and helped launch the careers of Coronation Street’s Ben Price and Zoe Lucker.

Fellow cast members Ben Richards, Gary Lucy and Laila Rouass joined Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on This Morning to discuss the news.

The ITV favourite show followed the fictional Premier League club, Earls Park, its players, and their wives.

The racy series portrayed Wags in all their glory, full of lies, cheating, jealousy and even murder.

The programme followed the lives of the players of fictional club of Earls Park, along with their wives and the club’s fans (Picture: SHED / ITV)

It originally mainly revolved around three couples’ experience with being in the spotlight at the famous club.

But the focus was largely given to Zoe’s character, Tanya Turner, from season three.

The drama was cancelled in 2006 after falling ratings – particularly in its final season.

This hasn’t stopped fans of the cult show from begging streaming services to place it on their sites in recent years and now, 15 years on from the show ending, fans will have the chance to experience it all once more.

Craig Morris, Head of Editorial at Britbox UK told ‘We’re delighted to be bringing back such an iconic series.

‘It’s been one of the most requested shows since we launched, so we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make it available”


The series has been brought back to life before, as a stage musical in 2019, once again focusing on Tanya Turner and her marriage to footballer Jason Turner (Cristian Solimeno).

Producer Liz Lake previously told Radio Times a return would never be out of the question.

She said: ‘If there’s an appetite for it, and enough people want it, it would be worth having that conversation.

‘Whatever job I do, I get people telling me they loved Footballers’ Wives. It was an escape and a bit of refreshing camp, but it was still really bold storytelling.’

All 42 episodes of Footballers Wives, as well as the 24 Extra Time episodes, will be available on the streaming site from August 26.

Credit: Original article published here.

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