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Geordie Shore to hit UK screens

Jersey Shore fans will soon be able to enjoy the antics of its British counterpart - Geordie Shore.

MTV UK has given the green light to production on the Newcastle-based reality TV show which will follow a group of Geordies in a bid to "bring the personality of the North East alive to viewers in the UK and around the world".

The American version, which focuses on residents of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, has made massive stars out of its cast including Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, and given MTV its highest ever ratings in the US.

Kerry Taylor, director of television at MTV Networks UK & Ireland, said: "It's fantastic that the UK is going to be the first international MTV territory to take inspiration from the cultural phenomenon that is Jersey Shore and reimagine it for a UK audience.

"Newcastle is an amazing city with a culture and ethos of its own. So while the location and cast will of course be new, viewers will absolutely relate to their trials and tribulations and ultimately welcome them into their homes, every week."

The cast will no doubt be hoping to follow in the footsteps of famous Geordies Cheryl Cole and Ant and Dec on the road to stardom.

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