Rio Ferdinand and wife Kate land new BBC documentary together

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From Digital Spy

Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright will appear in a new documentary together, which will explore the latter integrating into the Ferdinand family.

Rio & Kate: Becoming A Step Family will air on BBC One, following the couple in the months leading up to their wedding last year.

The one-off documentary will look at the family as Kate integrates and becomes step mother to Rio's three children Lorenz, Tate and Tia.

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It follows on from 2017's Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum And Dad, which followed Rio after the death of wife Rebecca in 2015, and the new film will look at the emotionally complicated dilemmas the newly formed family unit face.

Rio and Kate said: "The positive response to Being Mum and Dad in 2017 and the way it helped others going through a similar situation was overwhelming. For that reason we were both compelled to tell the next chapter in our lives together.

"We hope Becoming a Step Family will give a unique insight into step families and the journey through grief, whilst also providing an intimate look at our lives together."

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The pair started dating back in 2017 and got engaged the following year, Rio later confessing that their wedding was "emotional".

"I cried as soon as the day started," he said at the time. "Seeing Tia walk up the aisle before Kate set me off. It was just so emotional. There was just no going back on the emotion, that's why I had to keep my shades on!"

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