The honeymoon period for sales of outrageous clothing following the runaway success of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding has ended, according to leading high street tat merchant Primark.
Marketing manager Neil Finsbury commented on the company's figures: "We really didn't think that our range of inappropriately sexy outfits for young children would ever sell terribly well and that we'd end up shredding them or -- even worse -- passing them onto TKMaxx", he said. "Big Fat was a godsend for shifting literally tons of stock that would usually remain unsold until the arrival of a coach tour from an eastern European country."
Gypsy Wedding's boost to sales of skimpy bikinis for the under-5s is just one of many TV based changes to Britain's short term shopping habits. Dancing On Ice related sequin sales have been "unprecedented" according to haberdashers nationwide, but the anticipated increase in purchases of topical pain relief, expected as husbands discovered that their wife is "a little bit heavier" than finalist Sam Attwater's diminutive 5'0" 7st skating partner Brianne, has failed to materialise. Privately owned Diomed Developments Limited, owner of the Ibuleve brand, are said to be "disappointed, but expecting great things in 2012".