Surrey Hills to hold X-Factor style auditions

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Surrey Hills

I am appalled at the choice of title - it will in no way reflect the character of the Surrey Hills and it's inhabitants. I am proud to live here and don't want the area to be reflected in this way. Having moved from Cobham a few years ago and I can see why the programme makers have jumped on the band wagon, I can however see that the town has morphed into a more 'superficial' place over the past few years. The programme will represent a chosen few who live far from the reality of most peoples everyday living. Please , please do not bring the beautiful AONB into this horrendous television spectacle. Hopefully the programme will not reach our screens, surely a more realistic view of the place would capture the audience more and appeal to a wider community!

Janie more than 10 years ago

Surrey Hills

I am a born and bred Surrey girl, as are my sons, living in the area that this programme is supposedly covering and the fact that a County that is already ridiculed because of it's wealth will be shown in an even more negative light is appalling. There is extreme wealth in Surrey, as there is in every county if you look hard enough, and it is, in the main, condensed in to this area. However, also in this area are people on average wages (which in Surrey means that they are living almost in poverty) trying to live ordinary lives. So perhaps a programme asking how people who live side by side with this incredible wealth but on normal incomes cope with the day to day problems of affordable housing, Council Tax etc., all pushed up and up because of the wealth pouring in to the County by the minority, how most of the youngsters have no hope of ever being able to be first time buyers in their home towns - now that would probably make more realistic and certainly more interesting viewing!

Ordinary Weybridge/Walton Resident more than 10 years ago

What's new?

I really can't see this show being a success like the others - sure TOWIE, Made in Chelsea and Jersey Shore have no doubt been popular, but there's a reason for it. TOWIE was the original reality docu-soap and had all the ingredients right, hate to say it, I could see why people got into it. This sounds like it's trying to be a new 'MIC' but the difference is, Chelsea is in London, and has always been renowned as a high flying area, with the majority of it's residents genuinely living such a lavish lifestyle that the majority of the population could only dream of ; the location, among the bars and clubs and luxury of London, is limitless and interesting... London is the best place to be living an endless social life! Surrey on the otherhand covers a large and varied demographic - the places in which they seem to be filming are far from the social roar in MIC ... how trendy bars, restaurants and clubs are there in Esher and Weybridge?! The people that they're going to be televising are really such a small percentage of what the entirety of Surrey is. Seems to me they're just trying to ride the wave of the success of the previous mentioned shows for the sake of it - without actually thinking about whether the format of such TV will actually be able to work and be sustained in this area.

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Louise more than 10 years ago

No thank you!

I really hope that this programme doesn't get commissioned. As an Esher resident, I can't think of anything worse than TV cameras following 'wannabe' celebrities around the local area. If 'The Only Way is Essex' is anything to go by, the programme will give people the impression that Surrey's youngsters are spoilt, sex-hungry bafoons. What kind of message will this send out to our children?
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Susanne more than 10 years ago

no, please no!

i'm 23, have lived in Esher my whole life (really all of it) and worked all over Surrey, Surrey Hill represents the kind of people who make it unpleasant to live/work here. Esher especially, they travel here in 4x4 Mercs, illegally park on the green, set fire to stuff with BBQs, piss on peoples doors and threaten the elderly residents. put these scumbags infront of a camera and they will only behave worse.
Say No to Surrey Hell!

Esher Green Keeper more than 10 years ago

Surrey hills embarrassment!!!!

No thanks, we do.not need these sort of people representing Surrey. Surrey is a lovely beautiful place with lovely people, but I am ashamed to say with a few Ponsey idiots.

nicky more than 10 years ago


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Kevin Nolan more than 10 years ago

Oh Dear

"This makes me feel ashamed to be from Surrey." - Completely agree. The producers need to get some real life people on there not just those that live at home with mummy and daddy living a parasitical existence on their parents bank account. Find some people who are real life. It is also funny how all the people on there so far are from similar social circles!

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