Keen to capitalise on the wave of sucessful reality TV shows like The Only Way is Essex, Geordie Shore and Made in Chelsea, Channel 4 have announced a brand new docu-soap following the lives of a selection of Liverpudlian ladies in their quest to bag themselves their perfect (read: rich) man. Ladies and gentlemen, please be upstanding for the ‘Desperate Scousewives’
Liverpool is well known for its glitzy nightlife and culture. This new series on E4, promises to wow viewers with the antics of the scouse socialites. Executive producer Michael Massey claims that the series will feature ‘some fantastic characters with fascinating lives and great storylines’, whilst Channel 4′s Kate Teckman promises ‘the characters are bigger and the dresses are shorter’.
Filming for the working title ‘Desperate Scousewives’ got underway outside Liverpool Lime Street where one of the first stars of the show was unveiled. Bursting onto the steps outside the station, yelling “Liverpool…I’m back!”, Jodie Lundstram – a relatively unknown Merseyside make-up artist baffled passers by. Kitted out in a vibrant Missoni dress, fuschia pink jacket and chunky heels whilst hauling a rather large bright pink suitcase, it’s easy to see that she attracted a lot of attention. It is reported that she splits her time between Liverpool and London. Her brother is on Everton Football reserves squad – Could this prove useful for our wannabe WAG in terms of introductions?
Rumours are also rife that other stars of the show include top model and well known Liverpool socialite, Amanda Harrington. Media reports would suggest that Amanda is a seasoned pro on the WAG circuit. She’s been romantically linked with footballing bad boy, Joey Barton back in 2007 which she denies and more recently Everton ace Jose Baxter…we reckon it’s all in the initials…unlucky John Terry – so near, yet so far!
Another model predicted to take the spotlight on the new show Chloe Cummings – cousin of Abbey Clancy who married former Liverpool FC striker, Peter Crouch earlier this year. Abbey is said to be disgruntled by Chloe’s decision to take part in the series as she feels the show will play up to the stereotypical idea that every Liverpool girls wants to hook up with a footballer and live the WAG lifestyle. She understandably doesn’t want the rest of her family to be tarnished with this image or made a laughing stock.
Chloe has appeared in Britain’s Next Top Model and she insists that she’s not desperate to score herself a footballer husband and has no aspirations to be a WAG. She simply wants to carve out a successful career as a model in her own right.
The show is set to air in December. Will it lift the lid on Liverpool’s so-say ‘WAG culture’? We certainly hope so! We are waiting with baited breath to see how it’s done, ladies!