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MTV UK to launch first Reality TV convention to fans in London next year

MTV UK is to host its first Reality Con, a three day immersive and interactive event celebrating its hit reality TV shows, in London next year.

The event will aim to bring to life reality TV show hits, such as Geordie Shore, Ex on the Beach, and Just Tattoo of Us, while activities for fans will include a re-creation of the Geordie Shore house, photo opportunities and games, challenges, and a live DJ set.

There will also be panels with cast members and industry insiders covering behind the scenes gossip, the life of reality TV stars and more.

The news follows an announcement earlier this year that MTV US would be hosting a debut Reality Con in 2020 with talent and creators from the flagship MTV US shows such as Jersey Shore and The Hills.

It also comes as MTV’s parent company, Viacom continues to expand its line-up of live events as a source of revenue, and a way to allow fans to connect with their brands.

The London event will take place May 8 to 10, targeting more than 5,000 fans a day by bringing to life MTV reality TV shows such as Geordie Shore, Ex of the Beach, and Just Tattoo of Us.

“MTV is the true and original home of modern reality TV, so it’s fitting that we continue to be pioneers in this space, with the launch of a reality TV event of this kind,” said Kelly Bradshaw, VP, MTV UK.

“We know that our audience are big fans of live events and love being able to capture instagrammable moments. By bringing the best of MTV’s world of entertainment together under one roof and giving fans the chance to get the reality experience up close and personal, we’re offering them something unique that they’ll enjoy sharing across their fields.”

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