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Geordie Shore 'being reworked as a dating show'

Geordie Shore 'being reworked as a dating show'
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MTV reportedly decides to retool Geordie Shore as a dating show in order to freshen up the format.

MTV has reportedly decided to turn Geordie Shore into a dating show as it marks 10 years on the air.

The reality show - following a group of predominantly Newcastle-born people getting drunk on the Toon - has now run for 21 series and made household names of original stars such as Vicky Pattison, Charlotte Crosby and Gaz Beadle.

According to the Daily Mail, however, producers have now decided that the time is right to shake up the show with a new format that will see stars such as Chloe Ferry, Amelia Lily and Abby Holborn try to find a boyfriend.

Called Geordie Shore: A Shot At Love, the new show is thought to have begun filming in Newcastle earlier this month.

"Geordie Shore has been in desperate need of freshening up and bosses feel turning the format into a dating show will do just that," a source told the newspaper.

"It means there will be many more new faces thrown into the mix who are bound to cause some arguments and make great TV.

"But the tweak in format is seen as the last throw of the dice to keep the show going."

The fate of the planned 10-year reunion series, which would have seen many of the show's many cast members from over the years unite for a number of epic parties, is currently unclear.

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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