Hollywood Reporter: ET's Royal Wedding Coverage Unprecedented in Show's History


ET's comprehensive Royal Wedding coverage has been recognized by leading trade magazine The Hollywood Reporter as the biggest undertaking in the show's 29-year history.

The magazine interviews the executive producer of "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider," Linda Bell Blue, who explains that her approach to covering the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on-site in London was "go big or go home."

The two shows have more than 70 staff members in London, including seven camera crews and four hair and makeup teams for anchors Mary Hart, Nancy O'Dell and special correspondent Jane Seymour.

"We were here first. We have hired two British women to set us apart in our coverage," Bell Blue tells THR, referring to Seymour and Sharon Osbourne, who is working with Kevin Frazier on "The Insider." Seymour even managed to snag an exclusive interview with Prince Harry, who explained that he wasn't nervous to watch his brother walk down the aisle.

"This is the biggest undertaking in the 29-year history of Entertainment Tonight," Bell Blue said. "We've never put this much manpower or committed so many resources to covering something. This will be the most-watched entertainment news television event in history."