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THE VALLEYS reality TV show began last night, and we want to know what you thought about it. So love it loathe it - tell us what you think by leaving a comment.

Last night we ran a live blog as the programme was aired, and you can read people's reactions below:

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6:55am Wed 26 Sep 12

chris227 says...

people up the valleys and in newport (which is no different now to a run down valleys town just better located ) should look on the bright side where ever they move to in the future it will always be an improvement.
people up the valleys and in newport (which is no different now to a run down valleys town just better located ) should look on the bright side where ever they move to in the future it will always be an improvement. chris227

8:40am Wed 26 Sep 12

Dugstar says...

Since when has Cardiff been in The Valleys, MTV want to check their maps me thinks. Car crash TV at it worse.
Since when has Cardiff been in The Valleys, MTV want to check their maps me thinks. Car crash TV at it worse. Dugstar

8:43am Wed 26 Sep 12

Mervyn James says...

Crass pap TV with bias against Wales. CHAV TV.
Crass pap TV with bias against Wales. CHAV TV. Mervyn James

12:43pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Davi says...

Chris227...don't tell me you are a townie...god bless you...SWA I didn't see the programme...seen a few of them being interviewed some weeks back and that was enough to turn most people off..These morons should never have been allowed in front of the camera...lets hope it will die a death never to be seen again...
Chris227...don't tell me you are a townie...god bless you...SWA I didn't see the programme...seen a few of them being interviewed some weeks back and that was enough to turn most people off..These morons should never have been allowed in front of the camera...lets hope it will die a death never to be seen again... Davi

1:05pm Wed 26 Sep 12

A. R. Hill says...

The people in this are a disgrace to Wales, showing it up only so they can become Z-class celebs
The people in this are a disgrace to Wales, showing it up only so they can become Z-class celebs A. R. Hill

1:34pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Gareth says...

We're so good at faux disgust aren't we! Look, it's a reality show on a teenagers' channel ie designed for the "I'm mad i am" brigade... all of whom will be delighted that older people are shaking their fingers at it. The worst thing you can do is give it extra credibility by registering disgust.

That merely results in the news coverage (= higher ratings = the fame they want) that we're currently commenting on!

Life's too short to spend it getting angry over things we have no control over; a reaction that only helps the producers of such shows.

My suggestion: ignore it. Say nothing. Turn over. Go spend time with the family.
We're so good at faux disgust aren't we! Look, it's a reality show on a teenagers' channel ie designed for the "I'm mad i am" brigade... all of whom will be delighted that older people are shaking their fingers at it. The worst thing you can do is give it extra credibility by registering disgust. That merely results in the news coverage (= higher ratings = the fame they want) that we're currently commenting on! Life's too short to spend it getting angry over things we have no control over; a reaction that only helps the producers of such shows. My suggestion: ignore it. Say nothing. Turn over. Go spend time with the family. Gareth

1:39pm Wed 26 Sep 12

rightsideup says...

People actually get paid for churning this stuff out.......
People actually get paid for churning this stuff out....... rightsideup

2:27pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Cwmderi says...

Will probably go down well in parts of England and will be used as a factual add-on to the sheep and cave-dweller jibes that the people of Wales have been branded with for so long.
Let's hope that their TV ratings fall to zero and is consigned to the dust bin along with its producers and cast.
Will probably go down well in parts of England and will be used as a factual add-on to the sheep and cave-dweller jibes that the people of Wales have been branded with for so long. Let's hope that their TV ratings fall to zero and is consigned to the dust bin along with its producers and cast. Cwmderi

2:31pm Wed 26 Sep 12

josephedlin says...

Well well. I moved my family from the Valley's over five years ago because of scum just like this. The valley's has always had a bad name, even townies from Newport and Cardiff have for a long time looked down their noses at folk from the Valley's.
It has been a very, very long time since I was proud to be from the Valley's, I am ashamed to even still have the accent. Miners worked hard not so long long ago and they deserved pride, the scum that live in the ASBO generation of the Valley's deserve to have nothing. It is a shame as the hard working people of the Valley's have now been tarred with he same brush as this scum. I should not imagine that the dirty chav's that are on this show will ever work again. I know I wold not employ any of them. Nice work, not only have you shamed yourselves, you have shamed the Welsh Valley's too.
Well well. I moved my family from the Valley's over five years ago because of scum just like this. The valley's has always had a bad name, even townies from Newport and Cardiff have for a long time looked down their noses at folk from the Valley's. It has been a very, very long time since I was proud to be from the Valley's, I am ashamed to even still have the accent. Miners worked hard not so long long ago and they deserved pride, the scum that live in the ASBO generation of the Valley's deserve to have nothing. It is a shame as the hard working people of the Valley's have now been tarred with he same brush as this scum. I should not imagine that the dirty chav's that are on this show will ever work again. I know I wold not employ any of them. Nice work, not only have you shamed yourselves, you have shamed the Welsh Valley's too. josephedlin

4:09pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Owain Vaughan says...

josephedlin, you weren't a greengrocer by any chance? ;)
josephedlin, you weren't a greengrocer by any chance? ;) Owain Vaughan

7:32pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Limestonecowboy says...

so much emotion over a silly little TV programme - just the publicity the makers want!

'josephedlin' just calm down there is no need to get so offensive (or to be offended) these are desperados for publicity & like it or not are here to stay.

Don't like it - don't watch it!! laugh it off -right now there's a lot bigger things to worry about.
so much emotion over a silly little TV programme - just the publicity the makers want! 'josephedlin' just calm down there is no need to get so offensive (or to be offended) these are desperados for publicity & like it or not are here to stay. Don't like it - don't watch it!! laugh it off -right now there's a lot bigger things to worry about. Limestonecowboy

8:01pm Wed 26 Sep 12

craigo says...

It's so poo
it's funny

What a car crash
It's so poo it's funny What a car crash craigo

12:44am Thu 27 Sep 12

Kestra99 says...

The biggest load of bull, since bouncers!!! It shows what low self respect, and morals some young people have today. Straight away they were looking for sex with each other, flashing parts nobody wants to see!!! And all strangers to each other too, disgraceful, there ought to be a message at the start, how not to behave with people you have just met!!! I doubt it will get any better, and I'm glad my children will never think, or, behave like that!!!
The biggest load of bull, since bouncers!!! It shows what low self respect, and morals some young people have today. Straight away they were looking for sex with each other, flashing parts nobody wants to see!!! And all strangers to each other too, disgraceful, there ought to be a message at the start, how not to behave with people you have just met!!! I doubt it will get any better, and I'm glad my children will never think, or, behave like that!!! Kestra99

1:08pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Dalek Dave says...

Kestra99 wrote:
The biggest load of bull, since bouncers!!! It shows what low self respect, and morals some young people have today. Straight away they were looking for sex with each other, flashing parts nobody wants to see!!! And all strangers to each other too, disgraceful, there ought to be a message at the start, how not to behave with people you have just met!!! I doubt it will get any better, and I'm glad my children will never think, or, behave like that!!!
A lot of these types of tv programmes are nothing more than staged situatuons with the producers telling the participants how to behave.

It's more of an entertainment show, rather than any kind of social commentary on life in the Valleys

I would hope that its audience realise this but I dont hold out much hope
[quote][p][bold]Kestra99[/bold] wrote: The biggest load of bull, since bouncers!!! It shows what low self respect, and morals some young people have today. Straight away they were looking for sex with each other, flashing parts nobody wants to see!!! And all strangers to each other too, disgraceful, there ought to be a message at the start, how not to behave with people you have just met!!! I doubt it will get any better, and I'm glad my children will never think, or, behave like that!!![/p][/quote]A lot of these types of tv programmes are nothing more than staged situatuons with the producers telling the participants how to behave. It's more of an entertainment show, rather than any kind of social commentary on life in the Valleys I would hope that its audience realise this but I dont hold out much hope Dalek Dave

11:45pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Limestonecowboy says...

Dalek Dave wrote:
Kestra99 wrote: The biggest load of bull, since bouncers!!! It shows what low self respect, and morals some young people have today. Straight away they were looking for sex with each other, flashing parts nobody wants to see!!! And all strangers to each other too, disgraceful, there ought to be a message at the start, how not to behave with people you have just met!!! I doubt it will get any better, and I'm glad my children will never think, or, behave like that!!!
A lot of these types of tv programmes are nothing more than staged situatuons with the producers telling the participants how to behave. It's more of an entertainment show, rather than any kind of social commentary on life in the Valleys I would hope that its audience realise this but I dont hold out much hope
agreed!!
[quote][p][bold]Dalek Dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kestra99[/bold] wrote: The biggest load of bull, since bouncers!!! It shows what low self respect, and morals some young people have today. Straight away they were looking for sex with each other, flashing parts nobody wants to see!!! And all strangers to each other too, disgraceful, there ought to be a message at the start, how not to behave with people you have just met!!! I doubt it will get any better, and I'm glad my children will never think, or, behave like that!!![/p][/quote]A lot of these types of tv programmes are nothing more than staged situatuons with the producers telling the participants how to behave. It's more of an entertainment show, rather than any kind of social commentary on life in the Valleys I would hope that its audience realise this but I dont hold out much hope[/p][/quote]agreed!! Limestonecowboy

8:10am Fri 28 Sep 12

chris227 says...

having worked once in llantrisant most of the stereo types in the programme are true but hey it was a good laugh working there. I learnt lots of new swear words and a run down every morning of what the ladies got up to in the bedroom last night.
having worked once in llantrisant most of the stereo types in the programme are true but hey it was a good laugh working there. I learnt lots of new swear words and a run down every morning of what the ladies got up to in the bedroom last night. chris227

4:53pm Fri 28 Sep 12

NakedDancer says...

Watched the first one one as its supposedly in Wales but it could be anywhere.

Just low-life scum degrading themselves for cash. You'd expect their family and friends to tell them how disgusting it is but based on the language of the chav mum and the dad with the shotguns probably shows where these idiots come from.

Oh - and do the production staff put that on their CV ? setting up brain dead fools and picking out the worst bits (like Bouncers) just for ratings ? was all that training for a media career really worthwhile ?

...and like all the similar programmes its BORING, nothing happened. Not funny, sexy, clever, interesting - not anything. Don't bother watching and just maybe TV channels will get the message.
Watched the first one one as its supposedly in Wales but it could be anywhere. Just low-life scum degrading themselves for cash. You'd expect their family and friends to tell them how disgusting it is but based on the language of the chav mum and the dad with the shotguns probably shows where these idiots come from. Oh - and do the production staff put that on their CV ? setting up brain dead fools and picking out the worst bits (like Bouncers) just for ratings ? was all that training for a media career really worthwhile ? ...and like all the similar programmes its BORING, nothing happened. Not funny, sexy, clever, interesting - not anything. Don't bother watching and just maybe TV channels will get the message. NakedDancer

5:09pm Fri 28 Sep 12

Cymru Am Beth says...

Mervyn James wrote:
Crass pap TV with bias against Wales. CHAV TV.
Quite agree.
Another stereotypical negative view of Wales, which will be seized upon and used against us by our fellow Brits in England.
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: Crass pap TV with bias against Wales. CHAV TV.[/p][/quote]Quite agree. Another stereotypical negative view of Wales, which will be seized upon and used against us by our fellow Brits in England. Cymru Am Beth

5:12pm Fri 28 Sep 12

Cymru Am Beth says...

josephedlin wrote:
Well well. I moved my family from the Valley's over five years ago because of scum just like this. The valley's has always had a bad name, even townies from Newport and Cardiff have for a long time looked down their noses at folk from the Valley's. It has been a very, very long time since I was proud to be from the Valley's, I am ashamed to even still have the accent. Miners worked hard not so long long ago and they deserved pride, the scum that live in the ASBO generation of the Valley's deserve to have nothing. It is a shame as the hard working people of the Valley's have now been tarred with he same brush as this scum. I should not imagine that the dirty chav's that are on this show will ever work again. I know I wold not employ any of them. Nice work, not only have you shamed yourselves, you have shamed the Welsh Valley's too.
Unfortunately, I think that you are correct.
[quote][p][bold]josephedlin[/bold] wrote: Well well. I moved my family from the Valley's over five years ago because of scum just like this. The valley's has always had a bad name, even townies from Newport and Cardiff have for a long time looked down their noses at folk from the Valley's. It has been a very, very long time since I was proud to be from the Valley's, I am ashamed to even still have the accent. Miners worked hard not so long long ago and they deserved pride, the scum that live in the ASBO generation of the Valley's deserve to have nothing. It is a shame as the hard working people of the Valley's have now been tarred with he same brush as this scum. I should not imagine that the dirty chav's that are on this show will ever work again. I know I wold not employ any of them. Nice work, not only have you shamed yourselves, you have shamed the Welsh Valley's too.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, I think that you are correct. Cymru Am Beth

12:05pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Strider says...

Dalek Dave wrote:
Kestra99 wrote:
The biggest load of bull, since bouncers!!! It shows what low self respect, and morals some young people have today. Straight away they were looking for sex with each other, flashing parts nobody wants to see!!! And all strangers to each other too, disgraceful, there ought to be a message at the start, how not to behave with people you have just met!!! I doubt it will get any better, and I'm glad my children will never think, or, behave like that!!!
A lot of these types of tv programmes are nothing more than staged situatuons with the producers telling the participants how to behave.

It's more of an entertainment show, rather than any kind of social commentary on life in the Valleys

I would hope that its audience realise this but I dont hold out much hope
Brilliant just Brilliant.. So a bunch of actors are pretending to be fecklessly promiscuous chav's trying to earn the respect of there peers? Or did MTV hire some Call Girls and Rent Boys?

The Dalek's are not up to much these days, you couldn't even kill Rory' in that Dalek prison and now they think MTV is entertainment..
[quote][p][bold]Dalek Dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kestra99[/bold] wrote: The biggest load of bull, since bouncers!!! It shows what low self respect, and morals some young people have today. Straight away they were looking for sex with each other, flashing parts nobody wants to see!!! And all strangers to each other too, disgraceful, there ought to be a message at the start, how not to behave with people you have just met!!! I doubt it will get any better, and I'm glad my children will never think, or, behave like that!!![/p][/quote]A lot of these types of tv programmes are nothing more than staged situatuons with the producers telling the participants how to behave. It's more of an entertainment show, rather than any kind of social commentary on life in the Valleys I would hope that its audience realise this but I dont hold out much hope[/p][/quote]Brilliant just Brilliant.. So a bunch of actors are pretending to be fecklessly promiscuous chav's trying to earn the respect of there peers? Or did MTV hire some Call Girls and Rent Boys? The Dalek's are not up to much these days, you couldn't even kill Rory' in that Dalek prison and now they think MTV is entertainment.. Strider

2:43pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Limestonecowboy says...

Strider wrote:
Dalek Dave wrote:
Kestra99 wrote: The biggest load of bull, since bouncers!!! It shows what low self respect, and morals some young people have today. Straight away they were looking for sex with each other, flashing parts nobody wants to see!!! And all strangers to each other too, disgraceful, there ought to be a message at the start, how not to behave with people you have just met!!! I doubt it will get any better, and I'm glad my children will never think, or, behave like that!!!
A lot of these types of tv programmes are nothing more than staged situatuons with the producers telling the participants how to behave. It's more of an entertainment show, rather than any kind of social commentary on life in the Valleys I would hope that its audience realise this but I dont hold out much hope
Brilliant just Brilliant.. So a bunch of actors are pretending to be fecklessly promiscuous chav's trying to earn the respect of there peers? Or did MTV hire some Call Girls and Rent Boys? The Dalek's are not up to much these days, you couldn't even kill Rory' in that Dalek prison and now they think MTV is entertainment..
haven't heared the term 'Rent Boy' since the 80's!
[quote][p][bold]Strider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dalek Dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kestra99[/bold] wrote: The biggest load of bull, since bouncers!!! It shows what low self respect, and morals some young people have today. Straight away they were looking for sex with each other, flashing parts nobody wants to see!!! And all strangers to each other too, disgraceful, there ought to be a message at the start, how not to behave with people you have just met!!! I doubt it will get any better, and I'm glad my children will never think, or, behave like that!!![/p][/quote]A lot of these types of tv programmes are nothing more than staged situatuons with the producers telling the participants how to behave. It's more of an entertainment show, rather than any kind of social commentary on life in the Valleys I would hope that its audience realise this but I dont hold out much hope[/p][/quote]Brilliant just Brilliant.. So a bunch of actors are pretending to be fecklessly promiscuous chav's trying to earn the respect of there peers? Or did MTV hire some Call Girls and Rent Boys? The Dalek's are not up to much these days, you couldn't even kill Rory' in that Dalek prison and now they think MTV is entertainment..[/p][/quote]haven't heared the term 'Rent Boy' since the 80's! Limestonecowboy

11:05pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Strider says...

Hi Limestone I got the saying from Trainspotting 'Begbie' says couldn't think of the more politically correct term if there is one..

Must admit I've never watched anything on MTV and have no intention of watching this Big Brother mark 2..
Hi Limestone I got the saying from Trainspotting 'Begbie' says couldn't think of the more politically correct term if there is one.. Must admit I've never watched anything on MTV and have no intention of watching this Big Brother mark 2.. Strider

8:45pm Sun 30 Sep 12

chris227 says...

what did one of the girls on the show say get me away from all the shittey pound shops "remind you of anywhere"?
what did one of the girls on the show say get me away from all the shittey pound shops "remind you of anywhere"? chris227

1:22pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Dalek Dave says...

Strider wrote:
Dalek Dave wrote:
Kestra99 wrote: The biggest load of bull, since bouncers!!! It shows what low self respect, and morals some young people have today. Straight away they were looking for sex with each other, flashing parts nobody wants to see!!! And all strangers to each other too, disgraceful, there ought to be a message at the start, how not to behave with people you have just met!!! I doubt it will get any better, and I'm glad my children will never think, or, behave like that!!!
A lot of these types of tv programmes are nothing more than staged situatuons with the producers telling the participants how to behave. It's more of an entertainment show, rather than any kind of social commentary on life in the Valleys I would hope that its audience realise this but I dont hold out much hope
Brilliant just Brilliant.. So a bunch of actors are pretending to be fecklessly promiscuous chav's trying to earn the respect of there peers? Or did MTV hire some Call Girls and Rent Boys? The Dalek's are not up to much these days, you couldn't even kill Rory' in that Dalek prison and now they think MTV is entertainment..
Strider - sorry to disapoint you but I am not really a Dalek

Also I'm not suggesting their actors - just gullible hopeful wanabees that the Producers can manipulate.

Not that I feel sorry for them mind you
[quote][p][bold]Strider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dalek Dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kestra99[/bold] wrote: The biggest load of bull, since bouncers!!! It shows what low self respect, and morals some young people have today. Straight away they were looking for sex with each other, flashing parts nobody wants to see!!! And all strangers to each other too, disgraceful, there ought to be a message at the start, how not to behave with people you have just met!!! I doubt it will get any better, and I'm glad my children will never think, or, behave like that!!![/p][/quote]A lot of these types of tv programmes are nothing more than staged situatuons with the producers telling the participants how to behave. It's more of an entertainment show, rather than any kind of social commentary on life in the Valleys I would hope that its audience realise this but I dont hold out much hope[/p][/quote]Brilliant just Brilliant.. So a bunch of actors are pretending to be fecklessly promiscuous chav's trying to earn the respect of there peers? Or did MTV hire some Call Girls and Rent Boys? The Dalek's are not up to much these days, you couldn't even kill Rory' in that Dalek prison and now they think MTV is entertainment..[/p][/quote]Strider - sorry to disapoint you but I am not really a Dalek Also I'm not suggesting their actors - just gullible hopeful wanabees that the Producers can manipulate. Not that I feel sorry for them mind you Dalek Dave

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