Geordie Shore star Chloe Ferry ‘would be on the dole’ if it wasn’t for hit show

Geordie Shore stars reckon being such a diverse bunch makes them reality TV royalty.

The cast of the MTV series includes a range of body types, sexualities and races.

Nathan Henry, 30, who came out as gay on the show, said: “We have a diverse cast. I’m really proud of that. There are all different kinds of people.

“We show what life is really like. On Love Island it’s only heterosexual couples. But that is not what the world is like.

“Our show has everything.”

Geordie Shore’s mix of characters has made it one of the longest-running reality programmes ever.

And it will mark its 10th anniversary this week with a special series.

James Tindale, 30, who was in the original line-up, thinks hitting the milestone means the Geordie Shore crowd have proved critics wrong.

He said: “When it started it shocked people. It took everyone by surprise.

“You’re always going to get bad comments. But when people got to know the cast, they liked following our journey.”

Nathan added: “When the show started it was all about going out and sh***ing. But now it’s got more family values.

“Some people go to Newcastle hoping to bump into one of us. So in a way we have driven tourism to the city. Not many places can say a show has helped the economy!”

Since Geordie Shore started in 2011 its biggest names, such as Charlotte Crosby and Holly Hagan, have become global stars.

It is shown in Australia, Canada, the US, South Africa and New Zealand.

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James said: “When we first went to Australia it was mental. Every airport we flew into there would be 100 people waiting for us with banners and presents. It felt like we were in One Direction.

“My chiropractor is from South Africa and he told me we’re idolised out there. We never expected people in other countries to watch it.”

The show is known for its explosive rows, sex on camera and wild partying.

But the stars don’t have any regrets about the past decade.

Chloe Ferry, 25, who has been on the show for five years, said: “We all do embarrassing stuff. But who cares?

“You can’t live in the past. If I wasn’t on this show I would probably be on the dole.”

James agreed: “Every night, we do something embarrassing.

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“And because it’s been filmed for a show you watch it all back and everyone sees it. But it’s OK.”

And Nathan added: “It’s all part of the process of being young and dumb and growing up.

“We’ve made the same mistakes as anyone, it’s just on TV.”

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