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Geordie Shore cast member opens up on MTV show's biggest secrets - drink tallies, banned swear words and more

Many reality TV fans across the United Kingdom will know all to well of MTV's Geordie Shore, which has been on screens consistently since it's debut in 2011.

The widely-watched saga propelled the likes of Charlotte Crosby, Vicky Pattison, Chloe Ferry, Aaron Chalmers and Marnie Simpson to superstardom - while giving many others from around the North East a chance to make a name for themselves.

And while it would be easy to feel as though die-hard viewers of the show and it's 23 seasons may know more about the Geordies than they do some of their close friends, there are certain things that were not captured by the MTV cameras throughout the 12-year screening stint.

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The Daily Star reports fan favourite Abbie Holborn has recently opened up about some of the MTV show's biggest secrets. The 25-year-old said: "A lot of people are surprised to know that we have to have to hand our bank cards in and they wonder who pays for the bottles on the nights out."

The reality TV star also explained how they have to give producers their phones before entering the MTV house also. She added: "We doubt pay for a thing, our bank card gets handed in and our phone gets handed in and everything is paid for by MTV."

Abbie joined the show in season 14 (MTV)

She also explained how the programme has changed from its chaotic ways. Abbie said: "It's changed completely to even a couple of years ago now a lot of welfare has come into place which has changed TV a lot to what it used to be.

"There are definitely more strict rules that have been put into place you can't just drink an endless amount of alcohol anymore there is actually a crew member who hands us our drinks and keeps a tally of our drinks and writes down exactly what we have had. They can refuse us drinks and stuff, I've been refused, and I was like 'c'mon, give us as shot and I was like go on give us one shot - I'm fine!"

But what does Abbie think about the changing ways of reality TV? She explained: "It's definitely changed things how wild everyone was. People were having a lot more sex and arguing more because they were fuelled with drink.

"But now it's there to protect people really, yes it's not as wild as what it used to be but there's a reason why a lot of things have changed, even certain swear words we're not allowed to say."

She continued: "I also remember back in the day going to the green screen we would go in on each other and we can't do that now and we have to be aware of other people's feelings. There are now psychs on set which we never had before so there are a lot of positives to it too but myself I love dry humour and I think that has been taken away a bit now."

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