The cast of MTV's new show, The Valleys have hit out at the critics who slammed the show as "patronising", by stating that they "love a bit of controversy".
Following the format of Geordie Shore, The Valleys, which aired its first episode last night (September 25), follows the lives of young girls and guys as they arrive in Cardiff looking to fulfil their career ambitions.
Defending her actions on the show, cast member, BBC's Newsbeat reports Nicole Morris, who confidently flashed her bum to us during our interview, as saying: "It's not for old people, for nanas and stuff. If you've got a bum like me, let me tell you, it's banging, so get it out. You're not going to get it out when it's wrinkly."
Meet the cast! (MTV)
Hoping to be a hit with MTV's audience, Liam Powell added: "There's a target audience that MTV are aiming for and hopefully we will make them happy."
Not bothered about the criticism the show has received so far, Nicole stated: "We love a bit of controversy."
Following the criticism from campaigners, The Valleys are Here, Chris Bryant, MP for Rhondda, also spoke of his dislike for the show, saying:
"The silicone-enhanced, Botox-reduced, steroid-assisted, collagen-plumped self-image that these programmes project, with their low-cut tops exposing inches of breast flesh, heavy guns and heavier drinking perpetuates all the worst social problems we have."
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