Britain's first gay parents are appearing in their own TV show, recording the path to surrogacy.

The Parent Makers, which is set to air on Sky this month, follows the lives of Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow, who run the British Surrogacy Centre, in Chandlers Quay, Maldon.

The 10-episode series will feature footage of their lives at home, at work, wedding preparations and how they deal with their five children, Saffron, Aspen, Orlando, Jasper and Dallas.

Barrie, 43, said TV bosses are so impressed with the first series that they have already given the go-ahead for a second, which will begin filming in July.

He said: “It was hard work because the cameras followed us all over the US and the UK but everyone worked so hard on the show."

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