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Social media 'cringe' as BBC's There's No Place Like Tyrone ploughs on

 

There Is No Place Like Tyrone.
There Is No Place Like Tyrone.
Lynda and Bobby.
There Is No Place Like Tyrone. Audrey and Melvin
There Is No Place Like Tyrone - Lynda and Audrey

Northern Ireland's first 'constructed reality' show hit television screens on Monday night on the BBC and became an instant talking point on social media.

The show follows the fortunes of nine culchies living in Northern Ireland's "biggest county".

It is made in a similar format as the likes of giants of the realty TV world as TOWIE and Made in Chelsea. While true to life, elements of the show are created "purely for entertainment" and all narrated by none other than the 'wee man from Strabane,' Hugo Duncan.

Episode one followed Bobby Patterson as he arranged a surprise party for partner Lynda Hamilton featuring his first trip to a lingerie shop, roping in his neighbour and friends' help and how picking the right black sheep was key to success.

"Well if you want anymore punishment," the BBC continuity announcer said as the credits rolled, "I mean tales from Tyrone, it is back again same time next Monday."

"Cringe," was just one reaction on social media.

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