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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The Only Way Is NOT Essex

Newcastle, home of Geordie Shore beats TV rivals to be crowned best nightlife spot

The Only Way is Essex may have recently won a BAFTA, but when it comes to enjoying a night out Brits prefer the buzz of Newcastle, home to rival TV show Geordie Shore, over Brentwood in Essex, home to the cast of The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE).

A new TripAdvisor poll of over 5,000* Brits reveals half (52%) would choose a night on the ‘toon’ in Newcastle. Just 24% opted for Chelsea, home of the Made In Chelsea reality TV show, while TOWIE’s Brentwood received just 23% of the votes.

“Newcastle has long been known for its vibrant nightlight, and the antics of the Geordie Shore cast is sure to raise the city’s profile even further,” commented Emma O’Boyle, TripAdvisor spokesperson. “As rivalries heat up between these three British reality TV shows it’s only natural the locations themselves are also receiving more attention from the rest of the UK.”

*Survey had 5,427 respondents between 25th May and 1st June 2011