Top 10 reactions to news Watford could host 'The Only Way is Essex' style show

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Watfordians appear conflicted about the prospect of the town becoming the setting for a new 'The Only Way Is Essex' style scripted reality show.

People in the town have used social media sites to express everything from excitement to unbridled horror at news TV producers are auditioning for “We are Watford”.

The tweet that started it all

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a round-up of some of the best reactions:

1. The reaction from some people was immediate - and terse.

 

2. Some feared the show would not exactly enhance the town’s reputation.

 

TOWIE being filmed in Waltham Cross. Similar scenes could be coming to Watford.

Watford Observer:

 

3. Others wondered if the town is interesting enough to sustain the nation’s attention.

 

4. The news caused a few Twitter users to lapse into unrestrained despair.

 

5. One person hoped it was all a cruel joke.

 

6. At one point the Almighty was invoked to intervene.

 

7. However some suspected the protestations just haughty feigns from those who would happily watch the show anyway.

 

8. On the plus side for the producers, quite a few people instantly had fellow Watfordians in mind as potential characters for the show.

 

9. For some it seemed to represent a potential high-watermark for British TV.

 

10. Some people even sensed an opportunity to launch their own celebrity career.

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6:36pm Mon 12 May 14

Tizer001 says...

Surely not the kind of image Watford would want to project, embarrassingly naff programme
Surely not the kind of image Watford would want to project, embarrassingly naff programme Tizer001
  • Score: 6

8:45pm Mon 12 May 14

Retlas says...

I blame Dotty!!
I blame Dotty!! Retlas
  • Score: 8

10:36am Tue 13 May 14

LocalBoy1 says...

Worst possible idea ever! These TV companies never show the best side of any town, that wouldn't entertain would it? I think the people of Watford should have a vote and block it! Oh yes, of course the Mayor doesn't do local opinion.
Worst possible idea ever! These TV companies never show the best side of any town, that wouldn't entertain would it? I think the people of Watford should have a vote and block it! Oh yes, of course the Mayor doesn't do local opinion. LocalBoy1
  • Score: 1

10:47am Tue 13 May 14

#UKMum says...

Oh no! Watford's Pump House was renowned for proper comedy in the past but this proposed dross is not welcome. We are not even located in Essex. Yes indeed it does sound a bit 'Dotty'. Common Purpose think tank specialises in trying to push culture to the lowest common denominator and thus lowering the social expectations. It's been mentioned in another comment recently. How many of WBC have been trained by Common Purpose and why have they been trained in this way?
Oh no! Watford's Pump House was renowned for proper comedy in the past but this proposed dross is not welcome. We are not even located in Essex. Yes indeed it does sound a bit 'Dotty'. Common Purpose think tank specialises in trying to push culture to the lowest common denominator and thus lowering the social expectations. It's been mentioned in another comment recently. How many of WBC have been trained by Common Purpose and why have they been trained in this way? #UKMum
  • Score: 0

3:25pm Tue 13 May 14

badddaaaman says...

Just a PR stunt by Cameo to bring in more people to their club. 1 there is no production company or show called we are Watford. 2 a legit production company would have a legit email address. Not a @mail or gmail email. 3 producers casting agents and scouts for these type of shows NEVER go scout in clubs. Especially for like 6 nights. What it actually is Cameo have found out about the real reality show being produced in HERTFORDSHIRE and one of the cast is from WATFORD. So they thought they can pull this PR stunt. The real show producers are going to sue cameo and the lovely fake production company that doesn't even exist.
Just a PR stunt by Cameo to bring in more people to their club. 1 there is no production company or show called we are Watford. 2 a legit production company would have a legit email address. Not a @mail or gmail email. 3 producers casting agents and scouts for these type of shows NEVER go scout in clubs. Especially for like 6 nights. What it actually is Cameo have found out about the real reality show being produced in HERTFORDSHIRE and one of the cast is from WATFORD. So they thought they can pull this PR stunt. The real show producers are going to sue cameo and the lovely fake production company that doesn't even exist. badddaaaman
  • Score: 4

6:22pm Tue 13 May 14

Popeonarope says...

"Stupid is as stupid does" - Mrs Gump
"Stupid is as stupid does" - Mrs Gump Popeonarope
  • Score: 0

4:35pm Wed 14 May 14

Kyria123 says...

This is really going to lower the tone of Watford. When people apply for jobs and potential employers see you live in Watford I dont believe its going to look good on a CV form after this programme is aired...Alot of people think Watford is full of Chavs..I certainly do not as Im not one and neither are my family or friends, but this stupid chavvy tv programme is really going to make us look like we are all the same as the sort of people that watch and star in these awful trashy tv programmes aimed mainly at teenagers and the illiterate.
This is really going to lower the tone of Watford. When people apply for jobs and potential employers see you live in Watford I dont believe its going to look good on a CV form after this programme is aired...Alot of people think Watford is full of Chavs..I certainly do not as Im not one and neither are my family or friends, but this stupid chavvy tv programme is really going to make us look like we are all the same as the sort of people that watch and star in these awful trashy tv programmes aimed mainly at teenagers and the illiterate. Kyria123
  • Score: 1

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