Desperate Scousewives Cast Member Jaiden’s Twitter Death Threats

The most vocal star of Desperate Scousewives, Jaiden Michael was stunned into an unusual state of retreat on Twitter earlier after receiving a torrent of hate tweets on the social networking site.

Dubbed as “Britain’s most Brutal Blogger” he is usually the one making comments and expressing some strong and often negative opinions on stars such as Jodie Marsh and Lily Allen – comments so nasty that he was thrown off MySpace.

He suddenly found himself on the opposite side of the fence as an overnight celebrity thanks to the first episode of Desperate Scousewives which first aired on Monday to a half million strong audience and got mixed reviews.

Many viewers from Liverpool were upset and felt that the show painted an inaccurate picture of Scousers and life in the city.

But nothing prepared him for the backlash and barrage of abusive tweets that cited him as a paedophile, attacked his sexuality, race, weight and physical appearance with the worst threatening his life.

Wez1990 Hate Tweet

 

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Hate Tweet Wes 1990

and the comments continued to get more and more sinister:

Twitter Threat Jaiden

Clearly some of tweets were crafted to provoke a reaction  - such as this one in response to Jaiden’s twitter post saying that he hoped sensational boy band, JLS were watching the show.

Chris Steele Jaiden Twitter

Jade Twitter Jaiden

Jaiden initially retweeted hateful comments with witty comebacks and tongue-in-cheek replies. But he was clearly frightened, hurt and upset with those messages that were darker in their content and those that contained thinly veiled threats. He declared that E4, the channel that broadcasts Desperate Scousewives monitors the twitter accounts of all the Desperate Scousewives Cast and take action against threats and libel.

Jaiden on Twitter

Jaiden shocked on Twitter

Jaiden even replied directly to some instead of retweeting, stating that those who called him a paedophile would be held to account:

Jaiden reply to tweet

Jaiden reply to JackRuddin

It is clear that as he is one of the most active cast members on the internet given his status as a professional blogger, he is bearing the brunt of people’s outpouring of negativity towards the show. Jaiden has demonstrated that he is as  thick skinned as the celebrities who have been on the receiving end of his outspoken opinions in the past – but we do wonder how he can remain standing after such a tidal wave of abuse and hope that E4 offer some media training to deal with the extremities that come with becoming a celebrity and having a presence on social networking sites.

What do you think? Is this payback for his nasty comments? Should he learn a lesson now that the boot is on the other foot? Or are these twitter posts extreme and do you feel sorry for Jaiden?

Desperate Scousewives First Episode Gets Trending on Twitter

Twitter buzzing as Scousewives hit the screen

We got formally introduced to the Scousewives tonight via the delightful E4. Twitter was full of people with an opinion on the show both good and bad. With the hastag #scousewives and #desperatescousewives quickly becoming trending topics on twitter alongside ‘cringe’ on Liverpool’s trendmap.

Despite a fair bit of negativity towards the show – which E4 said would be dramatised for entertainment, there were many people admitting that it was quickly becoming their ‘guilty pleasure’ alongside Made in Chelsea, Geordie Shore and The Only Way is Essex.

Welcome Home Jodie Lundstram!

As anticipated, Jodie burst onto our screen after returning from London, and couldn’t hide her delight about being back in Liverpool, saying she was going to ‘smash it’. She revelled in her return home with her family and friends and declared that London was behind her.

Have a go on the blow, Joe

Layla, on the other hand was much more discontented after o.nce again finding herself waking up in the shared flat of her on-off lover, serial philanderer, Joe – who was practically ushering her out of the door. Complaining that she felt used, Joe was quick to point out that he had just wanted to ‘give her a go’ on the inflatable air bed! Layla makes a swift exit finds herself outside Joe’s flat in last night’s clothes. She grumbles that although she feels used, she just can’t help but keep going back for more.

Meanwhile Amanda and Chloe are out shopping in velcro rollers (in true Scouse style) preparing for the Style Awards in which Amanda was presenting an award. She admitted that her favourite word after ‘free’ was ‘discount’ when referring to the freebies and perks that her reputation and socialite status earns her.

We meet ‘Britain’s Most Brutal Blogger’ Jaiden, who was live tweeting throughout the show. He claims that he’s no bully though – just opinionated and says it as it is. He offers words of advice to Elissa, Joe’s ex. Elissa is struggling after their break up because although consistently hurt her, she admits that nobody made her laugh the way he did and that deep down she could still have him.

The mood is lightened when Jodie is interviewed for a job at The Priory Salon – run by gay couple, Mark and Chris. They don’t quite know what to make of Jodie – especially when during the interview she asks for time off to watch her brother play football. One of our favourate one-liners of the show came from Jodie, when the guys say that they want to expand the services of the salon to include “analbleaching”. Her reply? “Er, it’s a bit Hollywood…we’re in Anfield”.

We then watch as Amanda and Chloe spend all day preparing for the Style Awards – where Chloe is bleaches her own hands with household bleach in order to remove the disasterous fake tan stains from her palms.

Nice Guy Adam

Meanwhile the guys, Adam, Joe and Danny are out discussing the girls with Joe citing Layla as his ‘fall back plan’ – until they practically hide under the table when Layla and Sam (Danny’s on-off partner) enter the venue. It’s left to good old nice guy Adam to cover for the other two by telling the girls they have left.

But Layla knows that Adam is covering for Joe, because that’s what guys do. Sam tells Layla to get over Joe – she said that Danny was the same and used to always put DJ’ing before her. Later Joe invites the O’Toole sisters – which includes another of Danny’s ex’s, Debbie, to the Style Awards.

The Scouse Brow

Back at The Priory salon, Chris and Mark have reservations about hiring Jodie – that is, until she demonstrates her speciality – the Scouse Brow. The client is won over and Chris and Mark hire her – as the customer is always right!

We get to see Amanda talking openly about the difficulties in starting out as a model – the long hours in London for no pay – just to get her name out there. She talks about life as a mum behind the glitz and glamour – like doing the school run and making the tea. We also get a sneak preview of Amanda’s calendar and the girls practice their favourite modelling poses.

Another bit of the first episode that made us chuckle was Chris and Mark talking about hiring Jodie and then their own sex life – before saying that the ‘kids’ (their dogs) can’t be in the room whilst they get some!

Bunny boiler Layla?

When Sam and Layla rock up at the Style Awards, they rearrange the seating so that they are sat with their on-off partners Joe and Danny. Cheeky Joe says that if Layla couldn’t speak he’d marry her whilst player, Danny says that they are ‘both gorgeous but psychos’.

Both Gill and Debbie O’Toole use the opportunity to chat up property tycoon, George (who Jaiden describes as knicker dropping) who has just scooped an award for his family run hotel, The Hilton in Liverpool.

Living every bit up to Danny’s psycho label, Layla is seen pinning the seating plan names to her dress as ‘Layla loves Joe’ and proceeds to give Joe a grilling as to why he invited Debbie and Gill to the evening and not her – demanding to know in what capacity Debbie was here with him. Danny, quite obviously intoxicated, sprawls himself over Debbie, telling her how much he loves her and that he doesn’t want her to end up with a ‘wrong un’.

Chloe tips off Amanda that Jaiden has been slating her on Twitter. She vows to have words with him about it if she sees him.

Elissa ain’t over Joe

We see the first bit of real emotion after Elissa and Joe talk candidly outside about their break up. It’s quite easy to see that Elissa hasn’t got over him and she bursts into tears when she talks about the woman he was emailing behind her back when they lived together. She tells him he has ‘no respect’ before hurling some four letter obscenities at him and storming off. Joe admits to the camera that he is genuinely shocked by her reaction.

It isn’t long before Amanda catches up with her Twitter nemesis, Jaiden – she proceeds to tell him exactly what she thinks of him, describing him as a ‘z-lister’ and ‘wannabe Perez Hilton’. The final straw comes when he describes her extensions as s**t – to which she responds by throwing her drink over him but missing by a country mile.

So what did you think of the first episode. Did it live up to your expectations? Will you be tuning in next week?

War of the Velcro Rollers: Scousewives and TOWIE girls in Twitter spat

Desperate Scousewives hasn’t even hit our tellybox yet, and already the manicured and polished claws seem to be out.

It seems that some of the tweets and comments by Desperate Scousewives stars have aggrivated some of their Essex counterparts.

It started with an alleged comment made by Elissa:
‘It’s going to be bigger tan TOWIE. The characters are bigger and more colourful and it looks so glossy,’ promised Elissa Corrigan, one of the Scousewives cast members.
‘It’s different to anything you’ve seen before. Hardly any of it is scripted. We tell producers what’s been going on in our lives and we lead them, rather than them leading us,’ she told Reveal magazine.

Twitter gets Scousewives into trouble with TOWIEThen Jodie and Amanda unwittingly added fuel to the fire by retweeting negative comments about TOWIE mixed with compliments about the show.

One retweet by Amanda read ‘Will put TOWIE to shame’ whilst some retweeted by Jodie were a little more controversial. ‘Swerv all them southern c**ts ‘Essex’ and ‘Chelsea’, all about the Liverpool birds SCOUSEWIVES.’

Whilst the Scousewives girls saw this as a bit of cheeky banter, it provoked a response from The Only Way is Essex Star, Sam Faiers
‘Aww been reading and hearing Desperate Scousewives have been slaggin’ off TOWIE. That’s not nice! Was looking forward to that show as well! Boo.’

But the youngest of the Desperate Scousewives girls, Sam jumped to the defense of her fellow cast members and was quick to reassure TOWIE star, Sam that she was in actual fact a fan of the Essex show:
‘@SamanthaFaiers. Yep, total lies, us Scousewives love Towieee!’ Followed up with a hashtag suggesting that she shouldn’t believe everything she reads.

Other tweeters who have been filming with the Desperate Scousewives girls also tweeted to confirm that the cast of the new show were fans of TOWIE.

Regardless of whether the rivalry is real or not, the banter keeps the new show in the headlines andis certainly great for its promotion and subsequent ratings – we bet E4 are delighted!

EXCLUSIVE Desperate Scousewives On Location Pics

As we are now on countdown to the first ever episode of Desperate Scousewives which is set to hit our screens on Monday, we thought we would give you a sneaky peek of our exclusive on-location photos from the set.

Last Saturday saw the cast and crew hit one of Liverpool’s most popular nightspots, Circo – frequented by many celebs, footballers and WAGS. Their VIP list includes Alex Curran, Jennifer Ellison, Tulisa from N-Dubz and Liverpool ace, Jamie Carragher.

But Saturday saw Amanda Harrington and the other Scousewives take centre stage at the club. As well as filming for the show, they were believed to be shooting promotional photos for the show.

Amanda looked stunning in a gorgeous, floaty white babydoll dress featuring long chiffon sleeves and black sash detail.

We are now even more looking forward to Monday’s show!

First Episode Teaser – and it looks like it’s gonna be ‘Boss’!

Have you seen E4′s teaser of the first episode? Despite lots of negativity on Twitter and reports of some of the Desperate Scousewives receiving hate mail – over 6,400 people have already watched the trailer – and there have been more ‘likes than ‘dislikes.

The clip starts with an opening shot of the Liver building which then cuts to glamourous Amanda Harrington, looking stunning on the red carpet in a gorgeous gold dress. then we meet Debbie O’Toole getting her scouse brows preened by co-star, Jodie Lundstram.

The shot then cuts to the boys – out on the party scene with Layla and Sam before introducing the ‘girls’ – showing Amanda and Chloe kitted out in velcro rollers with Amanda confessing that she’s “only ever been out with one footballer’.

We then get to see Jodie getting all destructive with the champagne corks when celebrating her return to Liverpool with her family and a quick glimpse of gay couple Chris and Mark looking all cosy.

Finally we are treated to a bit of the drama and tantrums when Elissa and Joe are seen arguing, before Elissa storms off. We then get to see blonde stunner and ex-Miss Liverpool, Debbie looking stunned and rather miffed when she catches Danny Latimer in the throes of a passionate snog with his on-off girlfriend, Sam Woolley.

But the show-stopper and the real enticer to tune in on Monday is Amanda’s rant at Jaiden where she calls him out as a ‘z-lister’ and ‘Perez Hilton’ wannabe before dousing him with her drink.

Make sure you tune in to E4 on Monday at 10pm – or catch it on More E4…or at the very least – get it Sky plussed! We will be tweeting on the hashtag #scousewives throughout the first episode.

Elissa and Joe – The new Lauren and Mark from TOWIE?

Elissa Desperate ScousewivesAs Reality TV junkies everywhere wait for the very first episode, Elissa Corrigan, the brainy brunette of Desperate Scousewives is promising fans a real and genuine insight into their lives which is set to take reality tv by storm. She told Reveal Magazine:

‘It’s going to be bigger tan TOWIE. The characters are bigger and more colourful and it looks so glossy’.

‘It’s different to anything you’ve seen before. Hardly any of it is scripted. We tell producers what’s been going on in our lives and we lead them, rather than them leading us.’

With her ex, Joe McMahon, making an appearance as a complete player with an addiction to attractive women, we can’t help but liken the couple to the woes of their TOWIE counterparts, Lauren Goodger and Mark Wright. The two ended their engagement and split after a ten year  long relationship. They split after continual interference of friends and family telling them that they were not right fore each other. Rumours circulated in their social circles that Mark had been spotted kissing another woman.

Despite both Mark and Lauren saying they still love each other, Mark says that they just can’t get on and that it always ends in arguments.

This is a familiar story that rings true to Elissa, who split with Joe after finding raunchy texts and emails to other girls on his phone whilst living together in their apartment in Liverpool city centre.

Elissa says

‘There’s a lot of history with me and Joe and it’s completely real. I don’t want anyone to think we’re just saying stuff for the cameras, because it’s not the case at all.

‘We met at uni, started dating for a while, moved in together and then he cheated on me. I was totally devastated and the way I found out was horrible. I’ve never loved anyone like I loved him.

‘But Liverpool’s such a small place. I call it the “village” – you can’t get away from people, so we still see each other all the time.’

Will their volatile past relationship keep reality tv fans hooked in the same way as Mark and Lauren?

 

City Divided as Scousewives Receive Hate Mail

Rumours are rife that selected members of the recently announced cast have been receiving hate mail following recent promotions of the show.

The show’s title seems to have provoked an emotional response with some of the locals – one of which is abuse by mail. Some Liverpudlians are saying the show’s title is a sham as the gorgeous girls in the show clearly are not desperate and others are upset that some of the cast are not real Scousers. Layla is originally from Ireland and Joe is originally from Wales.

Liverpool residents - particularly those born and bred in Merseyside are concerned that the show will ridicule their beloved city and turn it into a national joke. They find this particularly difficult to swallow after they city has worked so hard in previous years to establish itself as a city of culture.

Amanda Harrington said

“There are mixed emotions in Liverpool. Half the people are saying they can’t wait for it and half are saying it’s going to embarrass the city. People don’t want to say that they are excited about it.

“We want to show that Liverpool people have a lot more to them than all the misconceptions and stereotypes. We’re not all airheads. We can laugh at ourselves and love a joke, but we have a caring side, too.”

What do you think of the show’s title? Do you think it will make Liverpool a laughing stock?

E4 Announces the Desperate Scousewives Cast

Cast of Desperate Scousewives

Desperate Scousewives starts 28th November 2011

So today E4, the hip child of Channel 4 announced the cast of next regional focus reality TV series. The Desperate Scousewives girls, and their male counterparts consist of Liverpool’s finest socialites and fame chasers, all vying to hit the big time.

The show starts on E4 on Monday 28th November at 9pm. Make sure you tune in to get your fix of the glitz, glamour and discover how these aspiring wannabe’s spend every hard earned penny on looking absolutely immaculate as well as partying hard.

Check out The Scousewives Girls for all the information about the ladies.

Check out The Scousewives Guys for all the information about the Merseyside male varieties.

 

Move over TOWIE – Liverpool answers back with Desperate Scousewives

Channel 4′s, E4 launches new reality TV series Desperate Scousewives

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’.

Jodie Lundstram outside Liverpool Lime StreetJodie Lundstram

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?

Amanda Harrington

Amanda Harrington with Jose BaxterRumours 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!

Chloe Cummings

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!