‘Brad Says I'm A Bridezilla But I Just Know What I Want!'
OK! UK|October 27, 2020
‘Brad Says I'm A Bridezilla But I Just Know What I Want!'
Olivia Attwood opens up to ok! About planning her ‘wild’ wedding and battling anxiety
Chloe Alexandrou

Dressed in a beautiful white wedding dress and smiling from ear to ear, Olivia Attwood looks every inch the picture-perfect bride during our exclusive shoot.

“I’m honestly having my Sex And The City, Carrie Bradshaw moment,” says the beaming bride-to-be, who is trying on a variety of dresses – and a tuxedo – for the day. She admits, “This was also really good research for me when it comes to getting my actual dress. I’ve been so indecisive and driving everyone crazy!”

We’ve always adored the Love Island and TOWIE star for telling it exactly like it is, so we can’t wait to see her brand new ITVBe reality show, Olivia Meets Her Match, which will follow Olivia as she plans her wedding with her fiancé – Blackburn Rovers footballer Bradley Dack.

The couple, who got engaged in October 2019, hope to tie the knot next year, and while their dreams of marrying abroad have been scuppered, Olivia tells us they’re still planning a “wild” affair in the UK.

Here, the 29-year-old exclusively tells OK! about landing her dream reality show, why she won’t be saying goodbye to TOWIE for good and reveals she’s completely taken over all the wedding plans…

Olivia, how’s the wedding planning going?

It’s going smoothly, but I don’t know who out there says it’s a romantic time. Whoever tries to romanticise it needs to be sued because it’s not romantic. I keep saying to Brad I want to make sure we don’t lose sight of why we’re actually getting married.

Well, you look amazing in these dresses. Have you enjoyed trying them on?

It’s been so much fun. At first I wanted my dress to be slim-fitted, tight, with loads of lace and showing quite a lot of flesh. Now, since I’ve been trying on dresses, the only ones I feel really like a bride in are the big ones. But part of my brain still hates the big ones on paper.

You were pictured going wedding dress shopping with your mum. Were there any tears?

No. As a family, we don’t cry at all. We’re all dead inside. It’s hard because I wanted to take my maids of honour, but because of coronavirus you’re only allowed to have one person with you in the shop – it sucks. I was lucky to have my mum there but what I like and what she likes are quite different. She’s very opinionated. We bickered a bit that day, it was quite funny.

Are you secretly a bit of a bridezilla? Would Brad say so?

[To Brad] Brad, am I a bridezilla?

Brad: Yeah!

Olivia: Stop being stupid! I know what I want but I’m not a bridezilla.

Has Brad been really involved in the planning, or have you taken over?

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October 27, 2020