Geordie Shore

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Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Genre Reality
Created by MTV
Starring See below
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 7
(plus 1 mini-series)
No. of episodes 61
(including specials) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Suzanne Readwin
Steven Regan
Carolyn Reynolds
Kerry Taylor
Tony Wood
Running time 42 minutes
(excluding adverts)
Production company(s) Lime Pictures
Broadcast
Original channel MTV
Picture format 16:9 1080i HDTV
Original run 24 May 2011 (2011-05-24) – present
Chronology
Related shows Jersey Shore
Gandía Shore
The Valleys
Beauty School Cop Outs
External links
Geordie Shore

Geordie Shore is a British reality television series broadcast on MTV. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, it was first broadcast on 24 May 2011, and is the British spin-off of the American show Jersey Shore.[1][2][3] "Geordie" is the regional nickname and dialect given to the people of the Tyneside area of North East England, and is closely associated with the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and its environs where the show is set. However the show includes cast members from various parts of North East England.

History[edit]

Geordie Shore was commissioned in January 2011.[4][5][6] In June 2011, two summer specials based in Magaluf were announced as well as a reunion special.[7][8][9] On 15 August 2011 it was announced that Geordie Shore had been recommissioned for a second series with an extended eight episode run.[10] On 7 December 2011 it was confirmed the second series would begin on 31 January 2012.[11] After the Magaluf specials Greg Lake announced he was to leave the show and not appear in the second series. Rebecca Walker (18) and Ricci Guarnaccio (25) were cast as Lake's replacements.

For series two the cast moved from their home in Jesmond to a new house in a converted warehouse on the outskirts of the city. In January 2012 the cast launched their own fragrance, capturing the essence of Newcastle. Titled L’eau De Geordie (the world's first ever KEBAB scented perfume), their spoof perfume was to mark the premiere of the second series.[12]

On 23 February 2012, it was announced that the cast of Geordie Shore would head to Cancún in Mexico for Spring Break[13] – eight episodes were filmed for series 3.[14] Series 3 began filming in early March and aired on MTV in June, it was later confirmed by cast member Gary Beadle via Twitter.[15] In the article of the announcement of the third series the Senior Vice President and Director of Television for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Kerry Taylor said the following in an article on the MTV UK website "There has been an overwhelming response to Geordie Shore from our audiences across the globe – both from a ratings perspective and across social media platforms".

Newcastle has also benefited from the show by increased tourism. Hotels and travel agents have attributed increased bookings, up by as much as three of four times in 2012 from 2011, to the popularity of the program.[16]

On 11 November 2012, the cast made guest appearances during the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards where they presented the award for Best Male, which Justin Bieber won.[17]

On 10 January 2013, MTV confirmed that the fifth series of Geordie Shore will follow the cast in several locations across Europe including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Prague and Tignes.[18] Filming for series 5 began on 14 November 2012, as confirmed by several cast members on Twitter,[19][20][21][22] and concluded in December. The series began on 19 February 2013.[18]

On 25 February 2013 it was revealed the sixth series would be located in Sydney, Australia and would air Summer 2013.[23][24] Filming for this series began on 2 April as confirmed by cast member Gaz on Twitter.[25] However, Charlotte was absent from the beginning of filming and joined the remaining cast on 7 April.[26][27][28] On 28 May, it was announced on the official Facebook page that the sixth series would begin 9 July 2013.

On 5 July 2013 it was announced that there will be a seventh series of Geordie Shore which they began filming for on 26 June 2013. It was revealed that they were filming the series when Holly and Vicky were both arrested on a night out for assault during filming and are now temporarily suspended pending further enquiries.[29] On 12 July 2013 it was announced that Sophie had been axed from the show after using offensive behaviour on the night when Holly and Vicky were arrested.[30] Holly Hagan was cleared on 21 August 2013.[31] Following the axe, there was a lot of controversy on Twitter as Sophie had to change her Twitter username. Whilst all the other cast members, past and present have their name followed by GShore, Sophie's now includes her full name.[32]

On 13 August 2013 it was announced there would be a new cast member joining in Series 7, who was later revealed to be Marnie Simpson. It was also announced that Series 7 would begin 17 September 2013.[33]

On 22 August 2013, Charlotte entered the Celebrity Big Brother house to compete in the twelfth series and eventually winning on 14 September 2013.

On 22 October 2013, Holly indicated that Series 7 was not the last and that another series would be filmed.[34][35] Filming began for the eighth series on 25 March 2014.[36][37][38]

On 15 December 2013, in a bid to reach Christmas number one, Gaz will release his debut single which features vocals from The Risk, who previously featured in the eighth series of The X Factor.[39]

In 2014, it was announced that Charlotte had her own TV series which will air on TLC.[40] It was also revealed that had Vicky joined the cast of Ex On The Beach where single men and women live on an island looking for love before being joined by their exes. She was later joined by fellow Geordie Shore cast member Ricci, as well as Australian fling from Series 6, Dan Conn.[41]

Series[edit]

Year Series Predominant Location Number of Episodes Average MTV viewers 1
2011 Series 1 Newcastle, England 6 631,000
Magaluf Madness Magaluf, Spain 2 477,000
2012 Series 2 Newcastle, England 8 617,000
Series 3 Cancún, Mexico 8 882,000
Series 4 Newcastle, England 8 994,000
2013 Series 5 Newcastle, England 8 908,000
Series 6 Sydney, Australia 8 1,038,000
Series 7 Newcastle, England 6 1,040,000
2014 Series 8 Newcastle, England TBA N/A
^Note 1 : These viewing figures are those of MTV and MTV+1.[42]

Reception[edit]

In a column for Metro, Christopher Hooton described the show as "a gaudy kaleidoscope of six packs, shots, fights, simulated fellatio and exposed breasts," but said that criticism of the show was futile given its intent, noting that "being shocked by the lasciviousness of Geordie Shore is like being shocked by the lack of nutrition in a Pot Noodle."[43] Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah has described the show as "bordering on pornographic," and announced she will be raising questions in Parliament about the issues raised by the programme.[44]

The show has been a continued success for MTV UK. Series 6 has been the highest rated to date with the first episode attracting 1,108,000 viewers, and the second attracting 1,133,000. This is the most viewed episode to date.[45] Series 7 was also the first series in which every episode received over 1 million viewers.

The show has also been very popular on the social network Twitter with the cast clocking up a total of 9,000,000 followers.

Cast[edit]

The original cast members were: Gary "Gaz" Beadle, Charlotte-Letitia Crosby, Jay Gardner, Holly Hagan, Greg Lake, Sophie Kasaei, Vicky Pattison and James Tindale.[46]

Lake made a guest appearance in the opening episode of series 2 where he announced his departure.[47] He was replaced by Ricci Guarnaccio and Rebecca Walker.[12][48] The third series saw no cast member changes.

After the third series, Gardner and Walker exited the show and auditions were held to find their replacements for the fourth series of Geordie Shore.[49][50][51] Daniel Thomas-Tuck and Scott Timlin joined the cast.[52][53] The fifth series saw no cast member changes.

On 2 April 2013, it was announced that Thomas-Tuck and Guarnaccio had left Geordie Shore and would not be returning for the sixth series.[54] On 9 April 2013 it was confirmed that former cast member Jay Gardner, who featured from series 1–3, would be returning briefly for the sixth series.[55] The sixth series began 9 July 2013.

On 12 July 2013 it was announced that Sophie Kasaei had been sacked from the show following an incident which took place in a nightclub where she used a racist term off camera. Sophie will have appeared in the show from series 1–7.[30]

On 13 August 2013, it was confirmed that Sophie's cousin, Marnie Simpson had joined the cast for Series 7.[56][57]

On 24 September 2013, it was revealed that Jay Gardner would make another brief return to the series, this time in the seventh series.[58][59]

On 4 April 2014, it was announced that 26-year-old Aaron Chalmers had joined the cast for the eighth series. He had previously appeared during the second series when he took Holly out for a date.[60]

Series Episodes Name Age at start of series From Quote
1– 54 Gary "Gaz" Beadle 23 Prudhoe, Northumberland "I should have a degree in pulling women."
1– 53 Charlotte Letitia Crosby 20 Sunderland "I would never kiss anyone without a six-pack"
1– 53 Holly Hagan 18 Middlesbrough "I'm fit, I'm flirty and I've got double F's."
1– 50 Vicky Pattison 23 Wallsend, North Tyneside "I am a Geordie girl with a V.I.P. edge."
1– 54 James Tindale 20 Consett, County Durham "The hardest graft I've ever done is doing my hair."
4– 30 Scott Timlin 24 Newcastle "Get me in this house 'cause I'm gonna tear the place up."
7– 6 Marnie Simpson 20 South Shields "I'm a natural beauty; real boobs, real hair."
8– 0 Aaron Chalmers 26 N/A N/A
1 8 Greg Lake 26 Whitley Bay, North Tyneside "Dress to impress - that's me."
1–3, 6, 7 28 Jay Gardner 25 Gateshead "My biggest fear is getting wrinkles."
1–7 49 Sophie Kasaei 21 South Shields "I could talk the back legs off a donkey!"
2–3 16 Rebecca Walker 18 Newcastle "I've got a bangin' body, and the banter to match."
2–5 29 Ricci Guarnaccio 24 Newcastle "Got the looks, got the charm; it just works."
4–5 16 Daniel Thomas-Tuck 19 County Durham "If you look up 'pulling' in the dictionary, my name would be next to it."

Duration of cast[edit]

Current cast members
Cast members Series 1 MM Series 2 Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6
Charlotte
Gaz
Holly
James
Vicky
Scott
Marnie
Aaron
Former cast members
Cast members Series 1 MM Series 2 Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7
1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6
Greg
Rebecca
Ricci
Dan
Sophie
Jay

Notes[edit]

Key:      = Cast member is featured in this episode.
Key:      = Cast member arrives in the house.
Key:      = Cast member voluntarily leaves the house.
Key:      = Cast member leaves and returns to the house in the same episode.
Key:      = Cast member is removed from the house.
Key:      = Cast member returns to the house.
Key:      = Cast member features in this episode, but is outside of the house.
Key:      = Cast member does not feature in this episode.
Key:      = Cast member leaves the series.
Key:      = Cast member returns to the series.
Key:      = Cast member is removed from the series.
Key:      = Cast member features in this episode despite not being an official cast member at the time.

Off screen exits[edit]

  • During the third episode from the seventh series, Vicky did not appear in this episode and it was announced that she had been removed from the house. Her departure wasn't shown on screen but Anna revealed that she wouldn't be returning for rest of the series. Although featuring in the beginning of the episode, it was then announced by Anna that Sophie had also been removed from the house. This led to Sophie's departure from the show. Her exit was also off screen.

Internet distribution[edit]

The uncensored episodes are available to buy on the UK iTunes Store the day after episodes are aired.[61] Series 1 is also available on Netflix in the UK.[62]

Broadcast[edit]

Geordie Shore premiered in Canada in 2011 on MTV Canada.[63] In Australia the programme began airing in 2011 on MTV Australia.[64] In 2011, the show was bought by Network Ten and now broadcasts the series on its digital channel Eleven also in Australia. In 2012 it began airing in New Zealand on MTV (New Zealand). The United States premier was in 2012 on MTV.[65]

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