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REALITY TV show Geordie Shore has been axed by MTV after 12 years, according to reports.

Here's everything you need to know.

Why has Geordie Shore been cancelled?

According to reports, television bosses are pulling the MTV show amid plummeting ratings.

A source said: “MTV chiefs have decided the time has come to call it a day on Geordie Shore.

“The already commissioned series, which is the show's 24th, will go ahead with filming kicking off this weekend and the reunion will go ahead as planned later this summer.

"But once those have been filmed MTV have decided to rest the series and will not be commissioning any more.

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"Think of it as resting the format rather than cancelling it out right.

“It's been one of the most successful runs of all time but the truth is it's not been the same for quite a few years. Bosses think it's the right time.

"The current stars of the show haven't been told it is being rested yet. Bosses can expect a mixed reaction – they love this show and they love filming it."

However, an official MTV spokesperson commented: "Geordie Shore has not been cancelled and continues to be one of MTV’s biggest shows.

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"We can't wait for fans to see what we have in store next season".

When did Geordie Shore start?

The MTV show was a smash hit when it first aired in 2011.

It created a number of household names including Charlotte Crosby, Vicky Pattison and Gaz Beadle.

At its peak, it was pulling in more than one million viewers per episode.

How many episodes of Geordie Shore has there been?

Since the series began, there have been a total of 204 episodes of the show.

The 24th series is due to start filming this weekend (February 25)

What happens on Geordie Shore?

Geordie Shore follows the daily lives of eight-twelve housemates, as they live together for a number of weeks.

The house all go out to work and then go clubbing and get absolutely plastered on national TV and get paid for it. 

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When the programme first premiered it was met with huge backlash after viewers accused the show of glorifying binge drinking.

But despite the controversy, the show proved to be a success with fans and even sparked several spin-offs including All Star Shore and the reunion shows.

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