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Where are they now? The lads and lasses from the very first season of Geordie Shore.

Eight years ago, MTV blessed audiences worldwide with the chaos that was eight 20-something British “lads and lasses” living under the same roof in Newcastle, England.

The O.G. cast, consisting of household names like Charlotte Grosby (29), Vicky Pattinson (31), Gaz Beadle (31), Holly Hagan (27) and James Tindale (29) were best known for their drinking, partying and “necking on”.

But if you’re British reality TV days are behind you and you’re no longer keeping up with ex-Geordie Shore stars on Instagram, you may be wondering: “Whatever happened to those wild Geordies?”

Here’s how five, season-one crowd favourites are tracking:

Charlotte Crosby: 2011-2016.

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"I would never kiss anyone without a six-pack" Image: Getty/Instagram

Charlotte Crosby entered the reality TV scene at 20 years old, quickly becoming known for her on-again/off-again relationship with fellow cast member, Gary Beadle, but Geordie Shore certainly wasn't the last you'd see of her.

Charlotte went on to win Britain's Celebrity Big Brother in 2013, also guest-starring in season 2 of Ex on The Beach, where surprise, surprise, she joined Gaz.

 

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Since leaving the show for good in 2o16, Charlotte has maintained a close relationship with MTV, presenting for shows including Just Tattoo of Us and Single AF.

Nowadays, Charlotte has her own MTV show, aptly named The Charlotte Show.

Her relationship with Gary has well-and-truly come to an end, and she's now dating Love Island UK star, Joshua Ritchie.

Gaz Beadle: 2011-2017.

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"I should have a degree in pulling women." Image: Getty/Instagram

After years of debauchery on Geordie Shore, 31-year-old Gary Beadle has left his party days behind him, as he's currently expecting his second child with girlfriend, Emma McVey.

Like Charlotte, Gary remains a strong TV personality, with appearances on Ex on The Beach, Hell's Kitchen Australia and most recently, Geordie Shore OG's, where he and other season one cast members reunited.

Gaz has a whopping 3.6m followers on Instagram and seems to have spent recent years settling into life as a dad and... promoting products on the side.

Vicky Pattison: 2011-2014.

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"I'm a Geordie girl with a VIP edge." Image: Getty.
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Vicky Pattison was one of the first Geordie favourites to move on from the show, leaving for good in 2014.

Since then, she was engaged to John Noble before an emotional split in late 2018. Vicky opened up on Instagram at the time, saying:

"The worst thing is not the lies, the betrayal, the constant pain or crippling humiliation, or the resounding heartbreak that hurts so much I swear it is physical, not emotional, the worst thing is that the person who made you feel so special yesterday can make you feel so truly low and unwanted today."

Throughout her heartbreak though, Vicky filmed a candid documentary where she discussed the breakdown of their relationship which premiered on TLC earlier this year.

Vicky is now dating influencer Ercan Ramadan, and appeared on Masterchef UK this year.

James Tindale: 2011-2016.

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"The hardest graft I've ever done is doing my hair." Image: Getty/Instagram

Just when you thought James Tindale was a name slowly fading from your memories... prepare yourselves, Tindale has revealed to MTV that he is looking to join the next season of Love Island Australia.

"Getting to come over to Australia and live with loads of single girls? I would just be in my element," he said.

It was his co-star Holly's love for James that audiences remembered him best by, but James left the show in 2014 to focus on his relationship with his girlfriend of the time, Kate Thorne.

Only three months ago, James split with his long-term partner, leading to speculation that now is the time he will make his return to reality TV.

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"...I haven't been single for a long time, so I'm making the most of it," he said in his interview with MTV.

Holly Hagan: 2011-2016.

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"I'm fit, I'm flirty and I've got double F's." Image: Getty

Holly Hagan, the party girl who was arrested for assault during season 7 of Geordie Shore, recently became engaged to soccer player Jacob Blythe.

"I believed for such a long time that I didn’t deserve to be loved, But I was so wrong. Jacob is everything I was told I didn’t deserve and more," she captioned her Instagram announcing the news.

"I never believed in happy endings but I guess I got mine."

Holly has also created her own cruelty-free, vegan makeup brand "Pretty Little Palettes," and looks to be thriving in life post-Geordie.

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