Geordie Shore, which has only been airing for a month, has been a huge success for MTV. With 330,000 viewers it has become the channel’s most watched programme in the last few years, so it’s hardly surprising that they’ve decided to strike while the iron’s hot and commission a spin-off - This time based in Liverpool.
Both shows follow the format of MTV’s Jersey Shore, (The one which gave us some Snooki and The Situation… complete nutters) whereby eight loud, charismatic, party animals get put into one house. We then follow them as they go on big boozy nights out, pair off and have blazing rows! It’s compelling viewing…
It has been reported in The Sun that the producers are trying to get some of the Rooney family in the new line up – particularly glamour model Natalie Rooney and cross-dressing Stephen Rooney (cousins of England football player Wayne Rooney).
Insiders of the show think that the Mersey version of the show will be just as punchy and wild as the previous Shores, saying, “Scousers are always up for a drink and a night on the tiles. We think Mersey Shore will be just as explosive as Jersey and Geordie Shores.”
The programme-makers Lime Pictures also produce Hollyoaks, which is also filmed in Liverpool – we wonder if there’ll be a few cameos thrown into the mix… we hope so!
Are you loving these new drama-filled reality TV programmes? Are they your new guilty pleasure? Or would you rather sit at home plucking your nose hair out than sit watching one?
We think they’re extremely addictive…