'It makes Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights look like Downton Abbey!' Viewers outraged as The Valleys premieres with nudity, beach romps and peeing in public
11:52 GMT, 27 September 2012
Its predecessor Geordie Shore horrified many Newcastle residents with their city's on-scene depiction.
So it was unsurprising to find Welsh viewers have been equally disgusted following the premiere of new MTV reality show The Valleys on Tuesday.
While some appeared to find the scandalous antics entertaining, a lot of Twitter followers were aghast at what they were watching.
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Cheating: Lateysha Grace, who is in a long-term relationship, kisses Nicole Morris during a house party in episode 1 of The Valleys
Showbiz correspondent Simon Thompson tweeted: 'Wow! #TheValleys. Wales not happy. As a Welshman, I am appalled. Makes Mark Wright's Hollywood Nights look like Downton Abbey. Ashamed.'
Another Twitter user Shannon Stevens wrote: 'The Valleys made me so embarrassed I don't want to live in this country anymore.'
Ahead of the show's broadcast, it was condemned by Charlotte Church: 'I won't be watching as I think it will be exploitative and a horrific representation of the country that I love.'
Rhondda MP Chris Bryant told Wales Online: 'It's called The Valleys but it doesn’t happen in the Valleys, it happened in Cardiff. It’s all about people getting very drunk and being as deliberately outrageous as they possibly can be. That’s not what the Valleys are like.'
Risque: Law graduate and aspiring glamour model Jenna Jonathon romps on a beach with co-star Darren Chidgey
Will you be watching The Valleys
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The show sees nine young people from the
Valleys of Wales re-located to bustling Cardiff, sharing a luxury flat
and balancing their new jobs with a colourful social life.
In the opening scenes of the series,
one housemate managed to insult a lot of viewers from her hometown and
surrounding areas by complaining: 'There’s nothing in the Valleys, it’s s**t.'
Guiding the youngsters are their two mentors Anna Kelle and Jordan Reed, who hope the group will 'prove they are not typical Valleys kids'.
However, during the 43-minute long episode, Jordan later concedes: 'I was expecting some diamonds in the rough, but I had forgotten how rough the Valleys is.'
Disgusting: Nicole (far right) peed in front of her housemates during a group shower session with Leeroy Reed, Darren and Lateysha
The hills are alive, with the sound of…: Carley Belmonte wastes no time in stripping off
In the first episode, it doesn't take
long for self-described Beyonce lookalike Lateysha Grace, 19, from Port
Talbot, to be unfaithful to her long-term boyfriend as she kisses both
her male and female housemates.
When asked if she would be staying faithful, she replied: 'Er, no, I don’t think so.'
It isn't long before Latesyha has upset her fellow housemates by declaring: 'I know I’m better looking than the other girls.'
Nicola Morris, 19, performs the episode's most shocking moment, when
she pees in front of housemates Latesyha, Leeroy Reed and Darren Chidgey
during a group shower session.
Fame-hungry: The nine main stars of the show at a London photocall on Monday
Call centre worker Carley Belmonte, 21, wastes no time in getting naked, while Aron Williams strips down to his underwear.
Law graduate Jenna Jonathan, who was bought a 4,000 breast enhancement for her 18th birthday by her parents, managed to horrify her mother and father with her raunchy beach photoshoot.
Jenna, 21, from Tonyrefail, shoves her assets in co-star Darren's face as they romp on the beach for the shoot.
Despite her education, she admits she wants to become a glamour model, declaring: 'I want to use my body, not my brains.'
Embarrassed: Welsh viewers of the show expressed their horror on Twitter
Her photoshoot co-star Darren is on the same page: 'I moved to Cardiff to become an underwear model. I’ve definitely got the body for it.'
The show's 'nice boy' Liam Powell, 26, reveals his homosexuality to his housemates, which goes down well with the female housemates.
However, Bridgend bricklayer Darren said: 'I would never have said it was gay, on the plus side more f**ny for us.'
However, Tredegar student Aron, 19, wasn't so sure: 'I believe him, but I don’t like it.'
Entertaining: TV presenter Jonathan Ross appeared amused by the antics, although his wife Jane wasn't
Following Tuesday's debut, Twitter was awash with comments – both positive and negative – from Welsh viewers and celebrities.
TV presenter Jonathan Ross admitted he found the show 'awesome', but his wife Jane Goldman was unimpressed.
He tweeted: 'Just turned over to The Valleys. Awesome. My wife disagrees…
'My wife has made me turn over from
The Valleys. Now I'll never know what happens to the girl (Nicole) who
peed on her friends in the shower. Damn.'
Back to reality: Danielle O'Hara, Harry Derbidge and Maria Fowler – who all found fame on reality shows – weren't quite so judgmental