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WATCH: 'If this is reality TV then I don't live in reality' - Rubberbandits' guide to Made in Chelsea and Geordie Shore

Made in Chelsea
Made in Chelsea

Sasha Brady

Blindboy Boatclub of Rubberbandits reviewed Made in Chelsea and Geordie Shore... so you don't have to.

The review was broadcast on Monday' Republic of Telly on RTE. It sees Blindboy Boatclub reveiw two of TV's most popular reality shows.

"I know f**k all about reality television but I was thirsty to give it a go," he says.

First up is the BAFTA-winning Made in Chelsea.

Nicola Hughes in E4's Made in Chelsea
Nicola Hughes in E4's Made in Chelsea

In case you're not familiar with the E4 show, it centres around a group of privileged, 20-somethings as they go about their daily lives and drama in London's exclusive Chelsea (obviously).

Or, according to Blindboy: "It's about rich English people drinking champagne and having their hair cut under the supervision of a small black dog with an inflatable carrot attached to its head and small black eyes that look like apshalts."

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As the credits roll on screen to introduce the characters, he observes: "In Chelsea, people are so wealthy that their names appear from their chests in case they forget them."

He adds: "I started to think if this is reality television then I don't live in reality."

Following that is a review of Geordie Shore, the show about hard-partying 20-somethings (again) eager to drink, create drama and who seem to have no shame in letting loose and making fools of themselves on TV.

According to Blindboy: "Geordie Shore is one of the worst pieces of television that I have ever seen in my entire life.

Geordie Shore Season 8 cast
Geordie Shore Season 8 cast

"The participants look like composite images of every 16-year-old girl's Instagram page."

As his reviews end and he starts to ponder on the future of reality TV before realising that he "doesn't know" and "doesn't care".

Holly Hagan and Geordie Shore
Holly Hagan and Geordie Shore

"I don't know and I don't care because I'm too busy enjoying reality."

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