Tracey Ullman joins Bell Media's royal wedding team
Tracey Ullman, Royal Wedding special correspondent
CTV.ca News Staff
Published Wednesday, April 6, 2011 12:56PM EDT
Veteran journalists such as Lloyd Robertson and Lisa LaFlamme won't be the only ones covering the royal wedding in London, England.
British actress and comedienne Tracey Ullman will join Robertson, LaFlamme, and other well-known Bell Media correspondents as part of Bell Media's extensive, 15-hour coverage of the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton.
That in-depth coverage begins on Friday, April 29 at 3 a.m. (ET) with "William and Kate: The Royal Wedding."
The seven-hour live broadcast will be simulcast on CTV, CTV News Channel, CP24, CTV's dedicated Royal Wedding site TheRoyals.ca, and on video-enabled mobile devices subscribing to Bell Mobility's Bell Mobile TV Variety package.
That live broadcast will be followed by up-to-the-minute royal wedding news filed by Ullman and Bell Media's team, including Canada AM co-hosts Seamus O'Regan and Beverly Thomson, etalk's Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim, Graham Richardson, Jeanne Beker and Elaine "Lainey" Lui.
Known as a satirical chameleon, Ullman made her mark on North America in 1987 with the launch of "The Tracey Ullman Show." The series won four Emmy Awards and spawned the popular animated series, "The Simpsons."
Most recently, the 51-year-old performer starred in "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union." The TV series aired on Showtime from 2008 to 2010.
Ullman has skewered everything -- and everyone -- under the sun over the years, both on stage and off. Her irreverent jabs at celebrities such as Helen Mirren, Victoria Beckham and Cate Blanchett have earned her millions of fans around the world.
That fan base has helped Ullman become one of richest stars in Britain.
In 2006, Ullman topped the list for the "Wealthiest British Comedians," with an estimated fortune of ₤75 million.
Ullman's a golden addition to Bell Media's Royal Wedding team, company executives said today.
Ullman's presence will also bring an irreverent touch of Brit wit to the wedding of the year.
"Coverage from our team of experts, both of in front and behind the camera, will be available across all of our platforms, meaning that Bell Media will be the destination for viewers as we celebrate this momentous day," said Rick Brace, president, Specialty Channels and CTV Production.
"Our broadcast has secured the most locations and the most captivating guests to share their unique perspectives with our viewers."