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The Best British Reality Shows on Live TV

31 January 2022 | 0 comments | Posted by Branka Virily in Geek Chic

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How great is some quality reality show viewing? Although some shows may completely bring us out of touch with reality through the lavish and luxury lifestyles led by those featured within the show, our inner intrusive side appears as we take an interest in every detail of others' lifestyles.

Reality TV is highly favoured by viewers as there is, in some shows, audience participation required. Alongside this, the novelty of keeping up with celebrity and reality stars' lifestyles is highly interesting and entertaining.

The best part?

Here in Britain, we have the opportunity to watch these shows free of charge with Freeview TV services, meaning that monthly streaming service subscriptions, alongside satellite TV services and payments, are not required!

For any Freeview or aerial installation enquires, speak to a service provider like tv-aerials-uk.co.uk. But enough about the technicals, without further ado, let's jump into the brilliant British reality shows live TV has to offer.

Love Island

Want to watch a show documenting a group of attractive, real-life people living their best life within a villa in Mallorca? Well, simply tune into ITV2's hottest show. The series initially begins with five boys and five girls, who are all single and looking for love; after coupling up, they realise if they are compatible with their chosen partner or prefer to take an interest in someone else. As singletons are constantly being introduced every other day and removed from the villa, viewers watch peak entertainment and drama unfold.

The Great British Bake Off (GBBO)

Airing on British TV in 2010, The Great British Bake Off is currently on its 12th season. It continues to provide viewers with the entertainingly stressful competition that involves amateur bakers attempting to impress the judges with their baking skills to reach the final. With favourite chefs like Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, presenting and judging, baking, and cooking game show lovers will vouch that this show is one for the watching.

Geordie Shore

Targeted at teens and young adults, this wild reality TV show isn't for everyone. The group of Geordies, including OG favourites such as Charlotte Crosby, Holly Hagan, and Gary Beadle, live a party-dominated lifestyle as the show documents their lives living amongst one another, in a home that is usually trashed, and their crazy party antics. With 22 series so far, watching young Geordies partying certainly must be entertaining and classed as a quality British reality show for the many who continue to tune in.

Made in Chelsea

Another show on its 22nd series, much like Geordie Shore, is the wildly popular Made in Chelsea. Although this show is arguably scripted reality, it does give us an insight into the lifestyle of lavish and successful young adults who reside within the West and South West areas of London. There is not much to say on the show, as it simply documents the everyday lives, conflicts, and relationships of rich people; however, it is an entertaining watch!

Celebrity Big Brother

This celebrity reality game show premiered 17 years ago, ending in 2018, and provided the British public with some great entertainment over the years as we watched top presenters such as Brian Dowling, Emma Willis, and most recognisably, Davina McCall interview celebrities before watching them walk along a long stage, up a steep set of stairs, and into a house that was completely cut off from the outside world.

With sometimes up to 18 contestants in the Big Brother House, the show never lacked entertainment considering the challenges and celebrity personnel involved. If you are looking for one season to watch on your laptop, choose season 17. Iconic!

Strictly Come Dancing

Ideal for the older generation Strictly is the perfect evening entertainment show that goes perfect along with a cup of tea and a biscuit. Tune in if you would love to watch celebrities pair up with professional dancers as they are taught routines in which they will perform in front of judges and a live audience. Between the judge's and public votes, the UK watches the best duos reach the final to compete for the title.

Ex on the Beach

Broadcast on MTV, Ex on the Beach is another British reality show diverted towards young adult viewers, simply due to the explicit and crazy content displayed within. You have surely witnessed images of reality stars coming headfirst out of the sea, haven't you? Well, this is down to the dramatics of this show.

The production team has assembled a group of individuals, all of which have an ex within the group. Once an individual's ex-significant other appears from the sea, they act extremely surprised...as if this isn't the whole purpose of the show!

If you love a reality show full of drama, this is unquestionably the one for you.

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

I'm a Celebrity truly is the pinnacle of British Reality shows and dates back to as far as we can remember! 2002 to be exact.

The show indicates to viewers that Christmas is coming, as it usually takes place mid-November, featuring a variety of celebrities from different backgrounds and career paths as they join forces to live within the Australian jungle.

Completing a variety of disturbingly hilarious trials, the audience can participate in voting and eventually choose their king or queen of the jungle.

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