They plan to move 12 Geordies including models, wannabe actors, budding singers and party girls who have never met before – into a house to live together in a programme entitled “Geordie Shore“.
Cameras will follow their every move as they get to know each other, go partying on Tyneside and struggle to get work after their nights out.
A spokesman said: “We want Newcastle’s hottest, funniest and fittest people for this exciting new show. “We want young folk who are proud of their Geordie roots, love to party, are good-looking, can turn heads and are up for a laugh.”
Casting for the show is taking place over the next two months with the show airing on MTV later this year.
We will of course add updates as and when the project gathers pace 🙂
Update 1: MTV Reveals Photos Of The House
Geordie Shore promises to show the rest of the country why Geordieland is the place to be, judging by the latest pictures of the place where the chosen Geordie lads “n” lasses are going to be staying … Check out the house!
Update 2: MTV Reveals The Cast – … Check out the Geordie Shore cast
Update 3: Geordie Shore cast interviews now available to watch online …
Update 4: Episode 1 airs with mixed reviews on Tuesday the 24th of May 2011 at 10pm – Watch episode 1 in full
Update 5: Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah according to the Evening Chronicle, has described the show as “bordering on pornographic,” and announced she will be raising questions in Parliament about the issues raised by the programme.
MTV however has defended its controversial reality show and denies it shows Newcastle in a bad light.
Update 6: According to Digital Spy, Geordie Shore debuted with a solid 320k (1.8%) of the viewing public on MTV in the 10pm slot and become MTV’s (UK) highest rating hit in three years.