Will you take this bride, in sickness and with surgery? (Reuters)

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mix the dramas leading up to a wedding with extreme plastic surgery and what do you get? A bridal reality TV show in which the final surprise is saved for at the altar.

Cable network E! has announced a new show “Bridalplasty” in which 12 engaged women live in a mansion together and compete in “wedding-themed” challenges to win plastic surgery procedures from each bride’s wish list.

Each week one bride-to-be will be voted off until the winning bride reveals her post-op body to her groom at the altar in the finale of the 10-episode series hosted by former Playboy model Shanna Moakler.

“Viewers will witness his emotional and possibly shocked reaction as they stand at the altar and he lifts her veil to see her for the first time following her extreme plastic surgery,” the network said of the series that premieres on Nov 28.

(Writing by Belinda Goldsmith, Editing by Dean Goodman)

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Corfu honeymoon plunge bride ‘can return home’ after hundreds pay flight costs

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The primary school secretary had lost her footing and slipped from her hotel balcony after returning from a romantic meal with her 29 year-old husband.

She and her new builder partner Michael Dudbridge were left stranded in the Greek island with just 50 euros after making the “surprise” wedding gift trip without any travel insurance.

They wrongly believed they were covered by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), commonly referred as the E111, if anything went wrong.

While the card guarantees Ms Freeland will “receive the same level of medical health care as a local resident” it does not cover any other costs.

The couple, from Lewisham, south London, had flown to Corfu after guests paid for the honeymoon tickets following their decision to save for a house.

But after Ms Freeland was left fighting for her life, Mr Dudbridge was left with the heartbreaking prospect at not being able to pay for her to fly back to Britain.

After Saturday’s incident, two days before their dream holiday was due to end, Mr Dudbridge launched a website to raise the estimated £16,000 needed to fly his new wife back to the UK.

But less than 24 hours their plight was reported in national newspapers, including The Daily Telegraph, more than 400 generous strangers came forward and raised the money. One generous donor even donated £5,000.

It means she will be able to fly home in an air ambulance plane, complete with stabilisers, for treatment in a British hospital.

Her mother, Linda, said: “This is just brilliant news. We can’t believe the outpouring of support that we’ve had from the public.

“We just want to thank for them for being so supportive at this difficult time. Hopefully now we can get Carrie home as soon as possible.”

Her best friend Zoe Bayntun, 27, added: “It’s amazing we’ve already exceeded the total.

“This will be a massive relief to Carrie and Michael and all their friends and family.”

They couple, who were together for a decade before their wedding on July 31, are now awaiting medical clearance and assessments on Carrie’s condition before they are able to fly her back.

The repatriation company who will bring her home are waiting for vital paperwork to be signed off before she can be flown back to the UK.