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Geordie Shore
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Genre Reality
Created by MTV
Starring Cast
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 18
(plus 2 mini-series)
No. of episodes 157 (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
Release
Original network MTV
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original release 24 May 2011 (2011-05-24) – present
Chronology
Related shows Jersey Shore
Floribama Shore
Warsaw Shore
Gandía Shore
The Valleys
Beauty School Cop Outs
Ex on the Beach
Acapulco Shore
Super Shore
External links
Official website

Geordie Shore is a British reality television series broadcast on MTV and based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It was first broadcast on 24 May 2011, and is the British version of the American show Jersey Shore.[1][2][3]

The show follows the daily lives of 8-12 housemates, depending on the series, as they live together for a number of weeks.[4] In the first series, the house was located in Jesmond, a suburb of Newcastle. Since the second series, the show has used a house in the Ocean Business Park in Wallsend.[5]

Contents

  • 1 Series
    • 1.1 Series 1 (2011)
    • 1.2 Series 2 (2012)
    • 1.3 Series 3 (2012)
    • 1.4 Series 4 (2012)
    • 1.5 Series 5 (2013)
    • 1.6 Series 6 (2013)
    • 1.7 Series 7 (2013)
    • 1.8 Series 8 (2014)
    • 1.9 Series 9 (2014)
    • 1.10 Series 10 (2015)
    • 1.11 Series 11 (2015)
    • 1.12 Series 12 (2016)
    • 1.13 Big Birthday Battle (2016)
    • 1.14 Series 13 (2016)
    • 1.15 Series 14 (2017)
    • 1.16 Series 15 (2017)
    • 1.17 Series 16 (2018)
    • 1.18 Series 17 (2018)
    • 1.19 Series 18 (2018)
  • 2 Cast
  • 3 Reception
  • 4 Music
    • 4.1 Singles
  • 5 Internet distribution
  • 6 Broadcast
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Series[edit]

Year Series Predominant location Number of episodes Average viewers
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 8 1,075,000
Series 9 Newcastle, England 8 936,000
2015 Series 10 Newcastle, England 8 900,000
Series 11 Zante, Greece 10 1,149,000
2016 Series 12 Newcastle, England 8 1,237,000
Big Birthday Battle Newcastle, England 6 1,195,000
Series 13 Various 10 952,000
2017 Series 14 Newcastle, England 12 867,000
Series 15 Newcastle, England 9 553,000
2018 Series 16 Newcastle, England 10 602,000
Series 17 Gold Coast, Australia 12 469,000
Series 18 Newcastle, England 8 TBD

Series 1 (2011)[edit]

The first series of the show began airing on 24 May 2011 and concluded on 28 June 2011, consisting of six episodes. It was then followed by a reunion show hosted by Russell Kane where the cast discussed the series in front of an audience. This episode aired on 5 July 2011, and was followed by a Best Bits special which counted down the best moments from the first series in an episode airing 12 July 2011. The series included the turbulent relationship of Holly (who entered the house three days late) and Dan coming to an end,[6] the beginning of Gaz and Charlotte's ongoing love/hate relationship, and Jay and Vicky's rocky relationship.[7] In June 2011, two summer specials based in Magaluf were announced.[8][9][10] These episodes aired from 23 August 2011 to 30 August 2011. This was the only series to feature Greg Lake.[11]

Series 2 (2012)[edit]

The second series of the show began airing on 31 January 2012 and concluded on 20 March 2012, consisting of eight episodes.[12] Like the first series, this series included a reunion special and a Best Bits special episode. The series was confirmed on 15 August 2011 when Geordie Shore was recommissioned for a second series with an extended eight-episode run.[13] After the Magaluf specials, Greg Lake announced he leaving the show. Rebecca Walker and Ricci Guarnaccio were cast as replacements. The series featured Sophie and Joel's rocky relationship coming to an end, Vicky being torn between her boyfriend Dan and new cast member Ricci,[14] Charlotte admitting she'd finally had enough of seeing Gaz with other girls,[15] and the beginning of Holly and James.[16] 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.

Series 3 (2012)[edit]

The third series of the show began airing on 26 June 2012 and concluded on 14 August 2012, consisting of eight episodes. After the run of episodes, two Best Bits episodes aired counting down the series' top 10 moments.[17] Series 3 began filming in early March and aired on MTV in June, it was later confirmed by cast member Gary Beadle via Twitter.[18] The series is therefore also known as Chaos in Cancun. This is the last series to include cast members Rebecca Walker and Jay Gardner, who both departed during the final episode. This series featured Vicky and Ricci's relationship on the rocks before they finally got engaged,[19] Holly and James growing closer when James broke his leg,[20][21] and more bickering and flirting between Gaz and Charlotte.

Series 4 (2012)[edit]

The fourth series of the show began airing on 6 November 2012 and concluded on 18 December 2012, consisting of eight episodes. For the first time this series there was no special episodes counting down the best bits. This was the first series to feature new cast members Daniel Thomas-Tuck and Scott Timlin.[22][23][24] The series included Vicky and Ricci's ongoing arguments continuing to the point of the engagement being temporarily called off,[25][26] James leaving Holly distraught by the announcement of him having a girlfriend,[27][28] and a huge bust-up between Vicky and Sophie which had the whole house divided.[29] During the series, 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.[30]

Series 5 (2013)[edit]

The fifth series of the show began airing on 19 February 2013 and concluded on 16 April 2013, consisting of eight episodes. The series was followed by another Best Bits episode airing 16 April 2013. The series was confirmed on 10 January 2013 when MTV announced that the fifth series of Geordie Shore would follow the cast in several locations across Europe including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Prague and Tignes.[31] Filming for Series 5 began on 14 November 2012, as confirmed by several cast members on Twitter,[32][33][34][35] and concluded in December. This was the final series to include cast members Daniel Thomas-Tuck and Ricci.

Series 6 (2013)[edit]

The sixth series of the show began airing on 9 July 2013 and concluded on 27 August 2013, consisting of eight episodes. The series was officially announced on 25 February 2013 when it was revealed the series would be located in Sydney and would air in summer 2013.[36][37] Filming for this series began on 2 April as confirmed by cast member Gaz on Twitter.[38] However, Charlotte was absent from the beginning of filming and joined the remaining cast on 7 April.[39][40][41] The series featured a one off return of former cast member Jay Gardner. During the series, Charlotte entered the Celebrity Big Brother house to compete in the twelfth series of the show and eventually won on 14 September 2013.

Series 7 (2013)[edit]

The seventh series of the show began airing on 17 September 2013 and concluded on 22 October 2013, consisting of six episodes. Shooting was suspended when Holly and Vicky were both arrested on a night out for assault during filming.[42] On 12 July 2013, Sophie was axed from the show after exhibiting offensive behaviour on the night when Holly and Vicky were arrested.[43] Holly Hagan was cleared on 21 August 2013.[44] Marnie Simpson, the cousin of Sophie, joined the show for this season. Jay Gardner also made another one off return during this series. After the series, on 15 December 2013, in a bid to reach Christmas number one, Gaz released his debut single which features vocals from The Risk, who previously featured in the eighth series of The X Factor.[45]

Series 8 (2014)[edit]

The eighth series of the show began airing on 22 July 2014 and concluded on 9 September 2014, consisting of eight episodes. The series was confirmed on 22 October 2013 when Holly indicated that Series 7 was not the last and that another series would be filmed.[46][47] Filming began for the series on 25 March 2014,[48][49][50] and featured two new cast members, Aaron Chalmers and Kyle Christie.[51] During the series, Ricci entered the Celebrity Big Brother house to participate in the fourteenth series. He followed in the footsteps of fellow cast member Charlotte who won the series in 2013. However he was evicted in a double eviction just two days before the final on 10 September. Ahead of the series, in 2014, Charlotte landed her own TV series, which aired on TLC.[52] It was also revealed that had Vicky joined the cast of Ex on the Beach. She was later joined by fellow Geordie Shore cast member Ricci as well as Australian fling Dan Conn who briefly appeared in the sixth series of the show.[53]

Series 9 (2014)[edit]

The ninth series of the show began airing on 28 October 2014 and concluded on 16 December 2014, consisting of eight episodes. On 15 May 2014, Gaz confirmed that the ninth series would be filmed in July/August 2014 and hinted at it being abroad.[54] However the series remained in Newcastle. A new trailer confirmed that Vicky would be in charge, taking the role of 'Queen V' upon its return. On 28 October 2014, ahead of the Series 9 premiere, Vicky announced that this series would be her last.[55]

Series 10 (2015)[edit]

The tenth series of the show began airing on 7 April 2015 and concluded on 26 May 2015, consisting of eight episodes. The series of the show was also confirmed on 1 November 2014 when it was revealed by Gary Beadle that filming had commenced. On 17 November 2014, MTV announced the tenth series would be James' last series.[56] The tenth series added two new cast members, Chloe Ferry and Nathan Henry.[57]

Series 11 (2015)[edit]

The eleventh series was announced on 23 May 2015 when MTV renewed the series for a further three series.[58] The show began on 20 October 2015 and concluded on 22 December 2015. This was the first series not to include original cast member James Tindale after he departed at the start of the previous series.

Series 11 was shot in Greece.[59] At 10 episodes, it was the longest season to date. Cast member Kyle Christie departed the series after four seasons. The cast had traveled to Zante, Malia, Ios, Santorini, Mykonos, and Athens for the series.[60]

Series 12 (2016)[edit]

Series 12 was filmed in October and November 2015 and began airing on 15 March 2016.[61] It was the first series to include new cast members Chantelle Connelly and Marty McKenna, who had previously appeared on the third series of Ex on the Beach.[62] Marnie Simpson would also rejoin for the twelfth series having left at the end of the previous series.

Big Birthday Battle (2016)[edit]

On 12 February 2016, MTV announced that cast members, past and present, would be reuniting for a mini-series to celebrate five years of the show.[63] The series would be a six-part special and would begin on 10 May 2016. All of the current cast members would return, as well as former cast members Daniel Thomas-Tuck, James Tindale, Jay Gardner, Kyle Christie, Ricci Guarnaccio, and Sophie Kasaei. The series also featured the show's 100th episode.

On 1 June 2016, original cast member Charlotte Crosby quit the show, making the Birthday Battle her final series.[64]

Series 13 (2016)[edit]

Series 13 was shot in June and July 2016 and began on 25 October 2016. This series featured the return of former cast members Sophie Kasaei and Kyle Christie, who previously made a brief return during the Big Birthday Battle anniversary series.[65] This series was filmed on various party islands including Kavos, Ibiza and Magaluf.[66] On 24 June 2016, it was reported that Chantelle Connelly had quit the show halfway through filming, resulting in this series being her final one.[67] On 27 September 2016, the previous reports were confirmed with the announcement that Chantelle Connelly had quit the show mid-series. It was also later announced that this would be Holly Hagan's last series after she quit in the series finale, along with Kyle Christie.[68]

Series 14 (2017)[edit]

The fourteenth series was confirmed on 31 October 2016 when Scotty T announced that he would be taking a break from the series to focus on other commitments. The series was filmed in November 2016, and began airing on 28 March 2017. Ahead of the series, it was also confirmed that original cast member Holly had quit the show, following her exit in the previous series.[69][70]

Eight new cast members joined for this series: Zahida Allen, Chelsea Barber, Sam Bentham, Sarah Goodhart, Abbie Holborn, Elettra Lamborghini, Billy Phillips and Eve Shannon.[71] Goodhart and Allen both previously appeared on Ex on the Beach, with the former appearing on the third series of the show as the ex-girlfriend of current cast member Marty (before he joined the cast). Lamborghini has also appeared on Super Shore and participated in the fifth season of Gran Hermano VIP, the Spanish version of Celebrity Big Brother.

Series 15 (2017)[edit]

The fifteenth series was confirmed on 8 August 2017 when a teaser video was released. The series began on 29 August 2017,[72] and concluded after nine episodes on 17 October 2017.[73] This was the final series to include Scotty T and Marty McKenna after they were both axed from the show,[74] as well as original cast member Gaz Beadle following his decision to quit.[75] The series also featured the brief return of Elettra Lamborghini, when the cast jetted off to Rome.[76] It also features Aaron taking part in his debut MMA fight in Birmingham.[77] Former cast member James Tindale made a one-off return during the eighth episode of the series.[78]

Series 16 (2018)[edit]

The sixteenth series was filmed in September 2017 and began on 9 January 2018,[79] and concluded after ten episodes on 13 March 2018. This is the first series not to include original cast member Gaz Beadle after he quit the show for personal reasons.[75] New cast members for this series include Sam Gowland,[80] who had previously appeared on the third series of Love Island, as well as Steph Snowdon.[80] However it was later revealed that Steph had been axed from the show and would therefore not return for the seventeenth series.[81] During this series, cast members Aaron Chalmers and Marnie Simpson both announced that they'd quit the show - therefore this was their final series.[82][83]

Series 17 (2018)[edit]

The seventeenth series of the show was filmed in February 2018 and began on 15 May 2018.[84] The series was filmed in Australia rather than Newcastle, making this the second series to be filmed here following the sixth series in 2013.[85] Former cast member Holly Hagan returned to the show in this series.

Six new cast members joined the series: Grant Molloy, Adam Guthrie, and four Australians: Alexander MacPherson, Nick Murdoch, Dee Nguyen, and Chrysten Zenoni.[86][87]

Series 18 (2018)[edit]

The eighteenth series of the show was filmed in July 2018 and began airing on 16 October 2018.[88] This will be the first series to include new cast member Faith Mullen.[89] Original cast members Holly Hagan and James Tindale returned to the series along with Kyle Christie as part time cast members, Scotty T also returned as Anna's deputy.[90]

Cast[edit]

Name Series
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 BB 13 14 15 16 17 18
Current cast members
Holly Hagan
Sophie Kasaei
James Tindale
Scotty T
Kyle Christie
Chloe Ferry
Nathan Henry
Abbie Holborn
Sam Gowland
Adam Guthrie
Alex MacPherson
Faith Mullen
Former cast members
Gaz Beadle
Charlotte Crosby
Vicky Pattison
Jay Gardner
Greg Lake
Ricci Guarnaccio
Rebecca Walker
Dan Thomas-Tuck
Marnie Simpson
Aaron Chalmers
Marty McKenna
Chantelle Connelly
Elettra Lamborghini
Zahida Allen
Sam Bentham
Chelsea Barber
Sarah Goodhart
Billy Phillips
Eve Shannon
Stephanie Snowdon
Grant Molloy
Nick Murdoch
Dee Nguyen
Chrysten Zenoni
     = Cast member features in this series
     = Cast member features as a guest in this series
     = Cast member does not feature in this series

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."[91] 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.[92] 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.[93]

Series 12 features the most watched episode to date, watched by 1,367,000, the show's peak viewership.[94] Series 12 was the most watched series on average with 1,237,000 viewers per week.

Series 15 has the lowest average viewers to date, averaging at 553,000 with the series finale being watched by just 371,000.[95]

Music[edit]

In December 2013, Gaz released his debut single "Party Like a Rockstar (Up Your Game)" in a bid to reach Christmas number one. Vocals from the track come from Australian recording artist Emily Williams and The X Factor series eight finalists The Risk.[96] Vicky also appears in the music video.[45]

In August 2014, Holly released her debut single, a cover version of Milkshake, which was previously released in 2003 by Kelis and charted at number 2 in the UK.[97]

In February 2018, Elettra Lamborghini who was featured in series 14 & 15, released her debut single “Pem Pem”.[98]

Singles[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
IRE
ITA
NED
"Party Like A RockStar (Up Your Game)"
(Gaz & Olabean featuring The Risk and Emily Williams)
2013 Non-album singles
"Milkshake"
(Holly Hagan)
2014
"Pem Pem"
(Elettra Lamborghini)
2018 6[99]
"Mala"
(Elettra Lamborghini)
13[100]

Internet distribution[edit]

The uncensored episodes are available to buy on the UK iTunes Store the day after episodes are aired.[101]

Broadcast[edit]

Geordie Shore premiered in Canada in 2011 on MTV Canada.[102] In Australia the programme began airing in 2011 on MTV Australia.[103] In September 2011, the show was bought by Network Ten and now broadcasts the series on its digital channel Eleven also in Australia, this concluded in 2013. In 2012 it began airing in New Zealand on MTV (New Zealand). The United States premiere was in 2012 on MTV.[104]