Scousewives Claim They Were Sold Down The River By E4

A year on from the fateful axing of E4′s Liverpool-based Desperate Scousewives, the glamorous ladies of the cast pull no punches in their criticism of Channel 4 and the show’s producers in a very candid interview.

The girls reveal how some gave up their day jobs and put their modelling careers on hold to pursue their dreams of following in the footsteps of the successful stars of other reality tv shows like TOWIE, Made in Chelsea and Geordie Shore. After all, these people are now red carpet regulars and throughout the auditions for the show, the girls saw no reason why their lives could not be turned the same way.

But the reality was a far cry from their aspirations of fame, glamour and all the trappings that go with it.They found themselves being ground down, day-after-day by being told what to say, how to dress and even who to engage with on Twitter. The gruelling 14 hour location shoots took its toll on the girls as did the fabricated storylines. But they’s signed their life away…for a mere £10 a day in expenses.

The negligible financial contribution for their work took its toll on the girls – with the head character even having to beg her trusted photographer friend for a loan to pay her rent. But they persevered whilst the glimmer of hope remained that they would achieve stardom status of their TOWIE counterparts.

As filming progressed, they realised just how scripted their storylines were and they were actually told exactly what they must say and do…unlike TOWIE who have a certain amount of realism with creative license.

It was not just the audience that screamed fake. Amanda, Debbie and sister, Gill – all took a massive backlash of criticism from the people of Liverpool who claimed that they were a disgrace to the city.

The final sucker punch came when the girls were axed by email and told that a second series would not be pursued, despite many episodes having already been filmed.

So what was left for the girls? After all, very few people want to tough you in the world of celebrity after you’ve been dropped like a hot potato.

Well, the girls discovered that there was a real audience and subsequent market for their uber glamorous style and look. They took this to market in the form of Scouse Boutique. Here at our blog we regularly get asked what premium skincare and cosmetics are used by the girls, such as PRIORI® products available at in addition to fielding questions about their hair extensions and brand of eyelashes.

However, despite their seemingly harsh treatment from the producers of the E4, Amanda, Debbie and Gill all feel that they have learned valuable lessons.

They say that they wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to do another reality series. If the clocks were turned back, they would still accept the roles as they got to meet some great people along the way. Only next time, they would do things differently and not relinquish as much control over the reality element of the show.

As always, we will keep you informed…

Desperate Scousewives axed after just one series.

It has been over a month since desperate Scousewives executive producer, Mal Young announced that Channel 4 bosses had axed the reality TV show Desperate Scousewives.

It seems that the show received negative coverage on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, despite starting out positively with over 562,000 viewers tuning in to the first episode – which was over 100,000 more than E4′s usual viewing numbers.

Many viewers didn’t warm to the characters in the way in which the cast and crew of the show had hoped. Ideally they wanted the show to hit the heady heights experienced by TOWIE and Made in Chelsea.

Many viewers felt that the series was overly scripted and did not feel as natural as TOWIE.Naturally, the cast were disappointed that there would be no second series. So what will the cast do now?

Scousewives resident gay couple, Chris and Mark will continue to run their salon – with a renewed demand for the latest celebrity beauty trend – the scousebrow.

Head Scousewife Amanda Harrington and O’Toole sisters Gill and Debbie have teamed up to launch Scouse Boutique which will feature all the latest glamorous Liverpool fashion. The Desperate Scousewives dresses and style received a lot of interest from girls wanting to get the look. Local boutiques like April’s Boutique and Miss Francesca Couture got lots of attention and enquiries for their lines.

Layla Flaherty has made a few public appearances, recently doing a lingerie fashion show for a charity event in Manchester’s Bijou Club. At the same event was fellow Scousewife, Elissa – who as well as a few public appearances has returned to her journalist job as a columnist for Gossip Monthly Magazine.

Rioutous top scouse bird, Jodie is continuing her career as a make up artist – and fulfilling the rising demand for her signature scousebrow.

We are in no doubt that the Desperate Scousewives will continue in the limelight of Liverpool and remain the cream of Liverpool’s socialites. We will be following their antics with great interest and coverage on here, despite E4′s foolhardy decision not to currently run with series 2.

Debbie O’Toole wears LOVE

We’ve been asked about the LOVE sweater worn by Debbie in Episode 3. We have snapshots of the sweater when Debbie Jessica Wright from TOWIE wears LOVE oversize sweaterwent to Miss Francesca Couture Boutique and we also see it when Debbie and Gill are discussing Gill’s forthcoming 30th birthday party over coffee.

Gill wears the white oversize sweater from LOVE which has become quite popular with celebs as it was also spotted on TOWIE star Jessica Wright.

LOVE are currently out of stock at the moment, but it’s worth checking back every now and again as it is expected back in stock soon.

UPDATE: The LOVE Oversize Sweater you’ve all been asking about is now back in stock at Inlovewithfashion. Buy it now

Layla’s Cowl neck Embellished Top from Episode One

For those of you asking about the top Layla was wearing in the pub during the first episode of Desperate Scousewives – Layla has confirmed that the top is from All Saints.

We are waiting for All Saints to get back to us to see if this can be purchased online. We will post an image, price and link as soon as we have more info.

Gill’s 30th Birthday Bash – Debbie and Gill’s Dresses

Gill and Debbie’s dresses worn for Gill’s 30th birthday party were created by Miss Francesca Couture.

Gill wore a gold plunge dress with cut out sides whilst Debbie wore a black sequin plunge halter neck dress with full short skirt.

Fran now sells online – you can purchase Debbie’s black halter neck tutu dress here. 



Desperate Scousewives Episode 3

Christmas is drawing nearer and of course our Scousewives are busy preparing for the festive season as we see Amanda and Chloe hitting Liverpool centre in search of Christmas gifts and outfits.

As well as all the festivities for Christmas, the eldest of the O’Toole sisters, Gill is about to turn 30. At a dinner party with salon owner couple, Chris and Mark – Gill confesses how she despairs at being single at the age of 30 whilst her friends are all married and having kids. She emotionally reveals how she feels she is being left on the shelf.

But that disappointment soon disappears as preparations for her 30th birthday party begin. The girls hire a city centre apartment where they spend most of the day with their hair in rollers, forming an orderly queue for Jodie’s infamous scousebrows.

The O’Toole sisters hit the town with their friends glammed up in bespoke dresses from Miss Francesca Couture. Gill gets a great surprise when out of a gift-wrapped box jumps her very own “Butler in the Buff” – the usually quiet and shy, Adam Ramsey.

As the girls leave their venue and head off to a Chinese restaurant, the party spirit is dampened for Debbie as she is confronted by her ex, Danny – who is smarting from the public humiliation of everybody knowing about his failed serenade outside Debbie’s window. He is given the complete brush off by Debbie after she saw him kissing Sam outside the Hilton Liverpool whilst promoting George’s new club, Playground.

Emotions boil over at the restaurant when it is revealed that Mark has confided in Jodie about his desire to have kids with Chris. Naturally, Chris is not best pleased about their marital issues being discussed outside of their relationship and a heated and bitter argument ensues in the toilets.

Meanwhile, resident Romeo, Joe has convinced Jaiden to put in a good word for him with Elissa as she has been ignoring his texts and calls. Elissa finally folds after some persuasion and agrees to meet Joe for dinner.

After a frosty start where Elissa tells Joe  ’Even when you pour your heart out you go home with her (Layla).’ She confesses that she still thinks fondly of him and she is sad about what happened in their relationship. She leaves the restaurant to join Gill’s party just as Layla shows up – with the impeccable timing we have become so accustomed to with her.

Seizing the opportunity to corner Joe, she asks “What’s going on? Looks like you and Elissa are getting back together.” Joe sharply tells her that it is “none of her business”.


Desperate Scousewives Episode 2 – The Lowdown

Episode Two kicks off with Jaiden and Elissa on a video conference where Jaiden is filling Elissa in about his confrontation with Amanda Harrington at the recent Juice FM Style Awards. Jaiden is seen sporting a rather fetching face mask. Elissa can’t quite believe that Amanda swilled him with a drink after Jaiden called Amanda’s hair extension’s sh*t.

This episode we get to see the popular Miss Francesca Couture Boutique – a popular haunt for the glamour girls of Liverpool to stock up on dress-to-impress outfits. Aspiring model, Chloe is with Amanda and she reveals that she’s secretly nervous about the forthcoming Miss Francesca Couture Charity Fashion Show in which Chloe will be modelling.

Debbie drops by to see the lads football training. Danny invites her to the event where he is DJ’ing – but she declines as she’s also modelling for Miss Francesca Couture. Danny sneaks a quick kiss through the railings before Debbie heads off to prepare for the show.

At April Boutique, the workplace of Sam and Layla, we see the girls discussing their on-off relationships. Layla reveals that she finds the mind games between her and Joe challenging and shows explicit photos of Joe on her phone in response to Sam asking her why she keeps going back when he treats her so badly. When Chloe and Amanda come into the boutique, Layla cannot hide her contempt for Amanda – if looks could kill!

The comedy gold bit of tonight goes to Jodie Lundstram, who gets packed off to the beauty academy to learn how to spray tan…only she hasn’t arranged a model to demonstrate her newly learned skills. Poor unsuspecting Chris is dragged to the academy and is promptly turned into one of Willy Wonka’s Oompa Loompas – well apart from a pasty white ass and green underarms where the fake tan has reacted with his deodorant!

At Francesca’s fashion show, the boys turn up to watch the girls strut their stuff on the catwalk. Amanda is less than impressed that Layla has been selected as one of Miss Francesca’s models. She tells her straight that her hungover performance on the catwalk was unprofessional.

Once again, with impeccable timing, Layla shows up in the middle of Joe and Elissa’ heart-to-heart. She sure picks her moments.

Danny has big plans to win over his old flame, Debbie and he ropes his good friend Adam into his plan – which basically culminates in him standing underneath Debbie’s window with an electric keyboard which he plays whilst serenading her…well, we say serenading in the loosest term.

At the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool, it’s the promotional night for George’s newest venture – the exclusive Playground club. He has roped Debbie, Layla and the others into selling exclusive memberships to his elite club – at £500 a pop. Sweet, unassuming Chloe tries to cajole Sean Clancy (brother of WAG Abbie Clancy and Fleetwood Town footballer) into buying her a membership on a “buy one, get one free” deal. When that fails, she just asks George outright for a free membership. Her request falls on deaf ears.

Despite all his grovelling and telling anyone who will listen that Debbie is marriage material, Danny just can’t help himself. When Debbie goes in search of him, she discovers him outside in a passionate clinch with Sam – much to the disgust of Debbie.





Desperate Scousewives Dresses at Style Awards

Loads of you have been asking about the green dress that Elissa wore at the Style Awards. Her dress was from Liverpool’s Lola Loves Boutique and is featured in their latest collection. On their website they show it with a faux fur collar, but here Elissa has teamed it with a chunky gold collar necklace and matching gold heels.

The gold shoes are from Carvela and necklace is from Accessorize


Amanda Harrington’s Gold Dress

We had Amanda confirm that the dress she wore for the promo shots for Desperate Scousewives. We’ve had a lot of interest in this dress – the one she wore at the JuiceFM Style Awards where we saw her presenting an award.

The sparkly gold sequinned tutu halterneck dress is by Miss Francesca Couture and although they only have an information website at the moment, they have confirmed that they are looking to have an online store very soon. We will keep you updated. You can still contact Francesca via the website and order the dress, but you will need to be quick if you want it in time for Christmas as demand is extremely high at the moment.

Desperate Scousewives Dresses, Outfits and Everything Else

Our email inbox has been literally ram packed with fans wanting to know where the girls have got their outfits from. Wherever we can, we will tell you where you can get the dresses and outfits that the girls (and the guys outfits) can be found.

A lot of the outfits are from bespoke boutiques in Liverpool. If you can’t get to Liverpool or you can’t order online from the boutique we will try and find similar high street or online equivalents so you can get their look and style.

Watch this space…and keep your eyes on our Desperate Scousewives Style section where we will be dress and accessory spotting!