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.[2][3][4] "Geordie" is the regional nickname and dialect given to the people of the Tyneside area in north-east England, and is closely associated with the city of Newcastle and its environs where the show is set. Despite this, the show includes cast members from various parts of North East England.


YearSeriesPredominant LocationNumber of EpisodesAverage viewers
2011Series 1Newcastle, England6631,000
Magaluf MadnessMagaluf, Spain2477,000
2012Series 2Newcastle, England8617,000
Series 3Cancún, Mexico8882,000
Series 4Newcastle, England8994,000
2013Series 5Newcastle, England8908,000
Series 6Sydney, Australia81,038,000
Series 7Newcastle, England61,040,000
2014Series 8Newcastle, England81,075,000
Series 9Newcastle, England8936,000
2015Series 10Newcastle, England8900,000
Series 11Zante, Greece101,149,000
2016Series 12Newcastle, England81,237,000
Big Birthday BattleNewcastle, England61,195,000
Series 13Various8

Series 1 (2011)

The first series of the show began airing on 24 May 2011 and concluded on 28 June 2011, consisting of 6 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 Holly's turbulent relationship with Dan coming to an end,[5] the beginning of Gaz and Charlotte's ongoing love/hate relationship, and Jay and Vicky's rocky relationship.[6] In June 2011, two summer specials based in Magaluf were announced.[7][8][9] These episodes aired from 23 August 2011 to 30 August 2011. This was the only series to feature Greg Lake.[10]

Series 2 (2012)

The second series of the show began airing on 31 January 2012 and concluded on 20 March 2012, consisting of 8 episodes. 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 it was announced that Geordie Shore had been recommissioned for a second series with an extended eight episode run.[2] On 7 December 2011 it was confirmed the second series would begin on 31 January 2012.[12] After the Magaluf specials Greg Lake announced he was to leave the show and not appear in the second series. 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,[2] Charlotte admitting she's finally had enough of seeing Gaz with other girls,[2] and the beginning of Holly and James.[2] 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.[16]

Series 3 (2012)

The third series of the show began airing on 26 June 2012 and concluded on 14 August 2012, consisting of 8 episodes. After the run of episodes, two best bits episodes aired counting down the series top 10 moments. The series was confirmed on 23 February 2012 when it was announced that the cast of Geordie Shore would head to Cancún in Mexico for Spring Break[2] – eight episodes were filmed for series 3.[2] Series 3 began filming in early March and aired on MTV in June, it was later confirmed by cast member Gary Beadle via Twitter.[2] 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,[2] Holly and James growing closer when James breaks his leg,[3][3] and more bickering and flirting between Gaz and Charlotte.

Series 4 (2012)

The fourth series of the show began airing on 6 November 2012 and concluded on 18 December 2012, consisting of 8 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[3][3][3] The series includes Vicky and Ricci's ongoing arguments continue to the point of the engagement being temporarily called off,[3][3] James leaving Holly distraught by the announcement of him having a girlfriend,[3][3] and a huge bust-up between Vicky and Sophie which has the whole house divided.[3] 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.[4]

Series 5 (2013)

The fifth series of the show began airing on 19 February 2013 and concluded on 16 April 2013, consisting of 8 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 will follow the cast in several locations across Europe including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Prague and Tignes.[33] Filming for Series 5 began on 14 November 2012, as confirmed by several cast members on Twitter,[4][4][4][4] and concluded in December. This was the final series to include cast members Daniel Thomas-Tuck and Ricci.

Series 6 (2013)

The sixth series of the show began airing on 9 July 2013 and concluded on 27 August 2013, consisting of 8 episodes. The series was officially announced on 25 February 2013 when it was revealed the series would be located in Sydney and would air Summer 2013.[4][4] Filming for this series began on 2 April as confirmed by cast member Gaz on Twitter.[4] However, Charlotte was absent from the beginning of filming and joined the remaining cast on 7 April.[4][5][5] 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)

The seventh series of the show began airing on 17 September 2013 and concluded on 22 October 2013, consisting of 6 episodes. The series was confirmed on 5 July 2013 when it was announced 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.[5] 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.[45] Holly Hagan was cleared on 21 August 2013.[5] 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, the cousin of Sophie. 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.[47]

Series 8 (2014)

The eighth series of the show began airing on 22 July 2014 and concluded on 9 September 2014, consisting of 8 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.[5][5] Filming began for the series on 25 March 2014,[5][5][6] featured two new cast members, Aaron Chalmers and Kyle Christie.[53] During the series, Ricci entered the Celebrity Big Brother house to participate in the fourteenth series. He follows the footsteps from 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, it was announced that Charlotte would have her own TV series which aired on TLC.[6] 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.[6]

Series 9 (2014)

The ninth series of the show began airing on 28 October 2014 and concluded on 16 December 2014, consisting of 8 episodes. On 15 May 2014, Gaz confirmed that the ninth series would be filmed in July/August 2014 and hinted at it being abroad.[6] 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.[6]

Series 10 (2015)

The tenth series of the show began airing on 7 April 2015 and concluded on 26 May 2015, consisting of 8 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 will be James' last series.[58] On 17 February 2015 it was confirmed that the tenth series would begin with two new cast members; Chloe Etherington and Nathan Henry.[6]

Series 11 (2015)

The eleventh series was announced on 23 May 2015 when it was confirmed that MTV had renewed the series for a further three series.[6] The show began on 20 October 2015 and concluded on 22 December 2015. This is the first series not to include original cast member James Tindale after he departed at the end of the previous series. Ahead of the series it was confirmed that the series would be filmed in Greece.[6] In September 2015 when the series premiere was announced, it was confirmed that the cast members would air for 10 episodes, making it the longest series to date. It is also revealed that cast member Kyle Christie will depart in this series after four seasons. It was also confirmed that the cast had travelled to Zante, Malia, Ios, Santorini, Mykonos as well as Athens for the series.[62]

Series 12 (2016)

The twelfth was announced on 23 May 2015 when it was confirmed that MTV had renewed the series for a further three series, the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth. The series was filmed in October and November 2015 and began airing on 15 March 2016.[63] It was the first series to include new cast members Chantelle Connelly and Marty McKenna, who previously appeared in the third series of Ex on the Beach.[64]

Big Birthday Battle (2016)

On 6 February 2016, following Scotty T's win on Celebrity Big Brother it was announced that he was filming for the next series of Geordie Shore the next day. However on 12 February 2016 it was confirmed that the cast past and present would be reuniting for a mini-series to celebrate five years of the show.[65] In March further details were announced as it was confirmed it would be a six-part special, classified as Big Birthday Battle and would not be billed as the thirteenth series. It would begin on 10 May 2016. In April 2016 it was confirmed that all of the current cast members would return, and would include the returns of former cast members Daniel Thomas-Tuck, James Tindale, Jay Gardner, Kyle Christie, Ricci Guarnaccio and Sophie Kasaei. The only past cast members that did not return for this series were Greg Lake, Rebecca Walker and Vicky Pattison. The series also featured the show's 100th episode. On 1 June 2016 it was announced that original cast member Charlotte Crosby had quit the show and that this would be her final series.[66]

Series 13 (2016)

The thirteenth series was announced on 23 May 2015 when it was confirmed that MTV had renewed the series for a further three series, the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth. The series was filmed in June and July 2016[67] and is expected to begin airing later in the year. This will be the first series not to include Charlotte Crosby since she made her exit during the previous series.[68] It also features the full-time return of former cast member Sophie Kasaei, who previously made a brief return during the Big Birthday Battle anniversary series.[69] This series was filmed in various party islands including Kavos, Ibiza and Magaluf.[70]


Current cast members
Gaz Beadle
Holly Hagan
Sophie Kasaei
Scott Timlin
Marnie Simpson
Aaron Chalmers
Nathan Henry
Chloe Ferry
Chantelle Connelly
Marty McKenna
Former cast members
Charlotte Crosby
James Tindale
Jay Gardner
Ricci Guarnaccio
Daniel Thomas-Tuck
Kyle Christie
Vicky Pattison
Greg Lake
Rebecca Walker
     = Cast member features in this series
     = Cast member features as a guest in this series
     = Cast member does not feature in this series

Other appearances

As well as appearing in Geordie Shore, some of the cast members have competed in other reality TV shows including Celebrity Big Brother and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.


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."[8] 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.[8] 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.[8]

Series 12 features the most watched episode to date, watched by 1,367,000, the show's peak viewership.[8] Series 12 was the most watched series on average with 1,237,000 viewers per week.


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 Factorseries eight finalists The Risk.[8] Vicky also appears in the music video.[47]

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.[8]


SingleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
"Party Like A RockStar (Up Your Game)"
(Gaz & Olabean featuring The Risk and Emily Williams)
2013Non-album singles
(Holly Hagan)

Internet distribution

The uncensored episodes are available to buy on the UK iTunes Store the day after episodes are aired.[8]


Geordie Shore premiered in Canada in 2011 on MTV Canada.[8] In Australia the programme began airing in 2011 on MTV Australia.[8] 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 premier was in 2012 on MTV.[8]