What’s trending on Twitter in the UK today? MTV is making waves on the Geordie Shore, the search for Leeds teen Ben Manning continues, and Chancellor Gideon relates economic decline to temperature decline.
Looks like MTV isn’t just importing shows from the UK, it’s exporting as well! The network announced yesterday (January 24) that it would be creating a British version of their hit show Jersey Shore. Titled Geordie Shore, the show will take place in Newcastle, on England’s northeast shoreline. According to MTV Networks UK’s director of television, Kerry Taylor, Geordie Shore will be “loosely based on the American show,” with the main focus being on finding a great cast. Follow @MTVUK, @MTVGeordieShore, and @MTV_UK_PR for more updates. But here’s what others are saying on Twitter:
@MTVUK: “We’re casting for Geordie Shore! If you think you fit the bill – email us at email@example.com”
@DirtyShirtyTees: “MTV in the UK is casting for Geordie Shore. The world is definitely ending in 2012.”
@j_muleba: “aaaaaaaaahaa! i cannot wait for geordie shore to start filming ! deffo gonna have to worm my way onto MTV. hopefully they hit the quayside.”
17-year-old Ben Manning of Swillington, Leeds has been missing since early Saturday morning (January 22). Ben was last seen leaving a concert in Wakefield and has not been seen since. Police are investigating the disappearance, using search-dogs and the Force Helicopter in their attempt to find the teen. Meanwhile, the Manning family has been putting up posters and using Facebook and Twitter to spread the word about their son. Many Twitter users are spreading the word with tweets like @TheBramster. Anyone with information on Ben’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the police.
@The Bramster: “Help find 17yr old Ben Manning from Leeds, missing after a night out in Wakefield …”
GDP and Gideon
The pound has dropped 1.5 percent in value today as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell nearly half-percent in the last quarter. According to The Daily Telegraph, this is the most it has dropped in over a year and has set the country back after the 0.7 percent increase during the third quarter. George Gideon Oliver Osborne (often called “Gideon”), UK financial Chancellor, has blamed the decline on the heavy snowfall in December and remained optimistic that it would not affect the government’s effort to fix the budget deficit.