EXCLUSIVE Holly Hagan: ‘I was relieved my wedding was cancelled’

She was due to marry Jacob Blyth in August

Holly Hagan

by Marianna Manson |
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Geordie Shore legend Holly Hagan has revealed that her Ibiza wedding to footballer Jacob Blyth getting cancelled actually came as a relief, after months of uncertainty.

The star is set to share her wedding planning nightmare with fans on the new series of Geordie OGs, which will also see Marnie Simpson’s break-up with fiancé Casey Johnson and Sophie Kasaei navigating the dating world during a pandemic.

But despite reports that she was “devastated” over the cancellation and Holly herself admitting answering followers questions about her plans was “impossible and draining”, Holly’s now said that travel restrictions not being lifted in time for the planned August date was actually “a relief”.

Speaking at the virtual launch of the series, Holly said, “To be honest, I got quite annoyed at a lot of points just because like, a lot of the times, I felt like I was being told how I should feel.

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“[Producers] were like, ‘tell us how angry upset you are’. And I was like, ‘Well, I'm not I'm actually relieved. And I think a lot of the times because they expected me to be angry and upset and sad and crying and whatever, that's the route they expected me to go down.

“So I felt myself kind of fighting away from that view of what I should be going through, because I wasn't. As soon as those flights got cancelled, I was like, ‘thank God, at least now we don't have to tell people that they've got to try and move their flights and they might not get their money back and whatever’.

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Charlotte Crosby in 2011

Charlotte Crosby takes to the red carpet before appearing in the first ever series of MTV's Geordie Shore.

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Charlotte Crosby now

Charlotte's had a massive transformation over the years, and has been smashing it in her career since her Geordie days. She hosts Just Tattoo Of Us' has released books and fitness DVDs, and a show all about her.

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Holly Hagan in 2011

Before her Geordie Shore debut, Holly Hagan looked like this.

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Holly Hagan now

Now, it would seem that Holly's taken some inspo from Kim K, as her look has drastically changed.

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Greg Lake in 2011

Greg appeared in Geordie Shore from the very beginning, but didn't make it past series one.

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Greg Lake now

Greg was married to Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe, with whom he has a baby.

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Gaz Beadle in 2011

Here's Gaz before embarking on his long-running career on Geordie Shore.

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Gary Beadle now - aged 29

In terms of poses not much has changed. But, believe it or not, this Geordie hunk has left the dating scene behind, because he's loved up with wife Emma McVey.

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James Tindale in 2011

James's debut on Geordie Shore saw him spend 90% of his time at the gym and the remaining 10% flexing his muscles in the mirror.

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James Tindale now

Looks like he stuck at it!

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Jay Gardner in 2011

'The dad of the Geordie group' Jay was the oldest member of the show. Who could forget those iconic 'brows...

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Jay Gardner now

And, years later, his brows are still on fleek.

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Vicky Pattison in 2011

Fiesty Vicky has had quite the transformation over the years...

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Vicky Pattison now

But she's since dropped her wild days and is now engaged to Ercan Ramadan.

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Sophie Kasaei in 2011

Sophie joined Geordie Shore show in series one, but was axed for her unacceptable behaviour two years later. She later returned to the show in 2016 with a slightly newer cast!

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Sophie Kasaei now

She's since glowed upppppppp, and is now back on the show.

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Ricci Guarnaccio in 2011

Ricci joined the show in series two, and had a rollercoaster of a relationship with Vicki Pattison.

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Ricci Guarnaccio now - aged 31

He now works as a DJ and occasional film actor.

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Rebecca Walker in 2012

Rebecca also joined the show in series two, and was known for her bust-ups, dramas and fallouts.

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Rebecca Walker now

Now, she's ditched the party days and has become a mum of three.

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Daniel Thomas

Dan joined Geordie Shore in the fourth series and left at the end of series five.

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Daniel Thomas now

He doesn't look all that different now, but he's certainly been enjoying life (and the gym).

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Life and soul of the party Scotty T joined the show in series four.

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Scotty T now

And WHAT a career this Geordie has had. Fromwinning Celebrity Big Brotherto landing a cameo appearance in Neighbours to even having a girlfriend, he's definitely seen success in the media industry.

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Marnie Simspon 2014

Marnie entered the house in series seven. Back then, she described herself a "natural beauty".

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Marnie Simpson now - aged 25

Marnie had several cosmetic procedures done since being on the show, including a nose job, lip fillers and a boob job.

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Aaron Chalmers then

Tatted-up Aaron Chalmers joined in the eighth series and had an infamous on-off relationship with Marnie. It was SO juicy to watch.

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Aaron Chalmers now

Aaron quit Geordie Shore to focus on his career as an MMA fighter, along with his spending more time on his relationship.

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Kyle Christie then

How young does Kyle look?! We barely even recognised this Geordie Shore star.

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Kyle Christie now

Well HELLO there Kyle. Talk about a transformation people.

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Marty McKenna

Marty McKenna was the cheeky chappie who joined the cast along with Chantelle Connelly who didn't quite cut the mustard with the all alpha boys – especially after he played Chloe and tashed on with Charlotte behind Gaz's back.

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Marty McKenna

Marty was axed from the show along with Scotty T for bad behaviour, but while Scotty was reinstated and is now one of the longest serving Geordie Shore cast members EVER, Marty didn't make the cut.He's grown some stubble, and is dating a fellow Geordie lass called Kat.

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Chantelle Connelly

Pint size Chantelle Connelly was determined to cause chaos when she entered the house, and certainly made some enemies during her brief stint on the show.

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Chantelle Connelly

Chantelle baffled the world over when she shared a picture of herself with some impressive abs at five months pregnant, leading some fans to speculate she was faking her pregnancy.

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Abbie Holborn

The longest lasting housemate from the prolific Radgie Rampage series, Abbie Holborn initially set her sights on Love Island's Sam Gowland before he got together with Chloe.

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Abbie Holborn

Abbie wasn't in the promo for series 19, but denied she'd been sacked when she took to Twitter to say, "Oh, I've been sacked apparently..."She later turned up a caused a stir by snogging new boy Beau Brennan, who'd been getting close to new girl Bethan Kershaw.

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Elettra Lambourghini

Quite frankly, we couldn't understand why Elettra ACTUAL Lamborghini, heiress to the actual Italian car business, was even in Newcastle in the first place.

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Elettra Lamborghini

Elettra has returned to Italy to pursue her one true dream of becoming a popstar.

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Eve Shannon

As part of a fresh line up of cast members for the Radgie Rampage series for 2017, Eve Shannon broke the mould with BLONDE HAIR (shocker)

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Eve Shannon

Eve had been living her best Insta-influencer life and posting plenty of sexy lingerie selfies on her social feeds. She's also got an Only Fans account, favourited by fellow G Shore alumni Holly Hagan.

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Billy Phillips

Brought on for the same season, Billy Phillips didn't make enough of an impression and was axed from the show after just one series.

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Billy Phillips

Still doing the rounds as a lad about 'toon, Billy looks to have settled down with a nice Geordie lass. Hiscousin Nat has joined the show for series 19.

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Chelsea Barber

Also to leave was Chelsea Barber, who fell out with long time pal Marnie Simpson in the house over Aaron Chalmers.

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Chelsea Barber

Chelsea dated Kyle Christie long before either of them joined the G Shore cast, and claimed that after his split from Holly Hagan he was right back in touch.

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Sam Bentham

One Radge Academy to make the cut slightly longer term was Sam Bentham, who reportedly dated Charlotte Crosby way back in 2014 after meeting at one of the infamous Geordie Shore house parties.

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Sam Bentham

Now heavily tattooed, Sam has put his reality TV past behind him and opened up a trendy barber shop in his native Hoults in Newcastle, and has styled the hair of Kyle Christie and Marty McKenna.

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Sarah Goodhart

Sarah Goodhart was enrolled into the Radge Academy thanks to her links to Marty McKenna. The two dated as teenagers, and sparks instantly few between her and Marty's current squeeze Chloe Ferry.

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Sarah Goodhart

Sarah now has 23k subscribers to her YouTube channel, where she makes honest, emotional videos about her time on Geordie Shore. Recently she uploaded an 18 minute one where she claimed producers had manipulated and taken advantage of her, leading her to quit her job before she was made permanent.

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Zahida Allen

Zahida Allen entered the Geordie Shore house fresh from the more exotic coastlines of Ex on the Beach, claiming she had 'unfinished business' with Gaz Beadle.

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Zahida Allen

Zahida was reportedly dropped from Geordie Shore after she failed to act upon her 'unfinished business' wit Gaz, leaving producers disappointed.

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Grant Molloy

The casting of Grant Molloy was contentious from the very beginning, after Chloe Ferry threw a tantrum demanding he was removed after hearing bad things about him from friends on the 'toon. It was especially awkward when he made firm friends with Chloe's boyfriend, Sam Gowland.

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Grant Molloy

After just one series on Geordie Shore, Grant returned to focusing on his two true loves – playing rugby and getting lots of tattoos.

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Alex MacPherson

Another day, another Geordie shake up. For series 17 the cast moved over to Australia's Golden coast. Alex MacPherson was the long haired adonis who quickly hooked up with G Shore LEDGE Sophie Kasaei.

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Alex MacPherson

Other than spending lots of time in the gym, Alex has clearly been missing his Geordie besties as he's been posting plenty of throwback pics to his instagram.

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Chrysten Zenoni

Bikini model Chrysten Zenoni quickly caught the eye of the lads and ruffled more than a few feathers with the girls – man handling Sam's crown jewels as well as claiming she slept with former cast member Gary Beadle while he was on a promotional tour in Oz and still together with Lillie Lexie Gregg.

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Chrysten Zenoni

Chrysten is still modeling swimwear on the Sunshine Coast, and not long after appearing on Geordie Shore joined the cast of Ex on the Beach, where she revealed she'd also had a fling with reality TV's biggest lothario, Stephen Bear.

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Dee Nygen

Smiley smiley pole dancer Dee Nygen made no secret of her desire to "get a shag" in the house. She made a beeline for Adam Guthrie when he came into the house midway through the season, who later branded her "easy" – charming.

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Dee Nygen

Super fit Dee has recently taken part in grueling reality show The Challenge: War of the Worlds alongside Bear and Love Island's Georgia Harrison.

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Nick Murdoch

Nick boasted about the fact that he'd dumped his girlfriend by text the night before filming started because he didn't want to cheat on her, and then threw a tantrum when Chloe Ferry and Sam Gowland wanted the shag pad after not seeing each other for days.

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Nick Murdoch

Perhaps embarrassed by his stint on the show, Nick's chosen to shun the Australian limelight and has set his social profiles to PRIVATE, which is unheard of in reality TV world.

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Adam Guthrie

Adam Guthrie entered the house halfway through the Gold Coast series, despite being a bona fide Geordie through and through.

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Adam Guthrie

Adam has been enjoying the raised profile of being on G Shore by posting lots of pouty selfies. He returned in series 19 as a part timer.

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Faith Mullen

Producers decided to shake things up with Faith Mullen, a plus-sized influencer and Christian who believes sex before marriage is a sin.

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Faith Mullen

Faith was originally billed to return to the show part time but declined to come back after producers hired her arch nemesis. In the mean time, she's been doing what all youths should be doing and living her best life on holiday with her mates.

“So yeah, it was it was kind of difficult to film just because it was a really frustrating time period of my life. And a lot of friends want to know things that I didn't know because I'm not Boris Johnson and I don't even think he knows what he's going on about half the time.”

She finished, “But yeah, I'm just glad that I'm not gonna have a COVID wedding anymore.”

She also talk about the reported ‘sex ban’ she’d put in place ahead of the original wedding date, admitting that though it wouldn’t be in action up until the revised date, “It will be reinstated again a few months before the wedding because the last thing I ever want to be is a pregnant bride.”

Following the mum-shaming that her friend and co-star Marnie Simpson says she faced after welcoming her first son Rox in 2019, Holly said that she’s in no rush to start a family with Jacob.

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“I'm kind of put off having kids at the minute to be honest,” she said. “I mean, it's so stressful. I think everyone glorifies having children, they post cute pictures on Instagram. I mean, I look at Rox, I think 'oh, my God he's so beautiful'. But then there’s the tough side of it. Like Marnie said, he's going through the early, terrible twos.

“Women are pressured to have children. And it's a huge step. It takes your entire life, at least 18 years, and you've got to know if you're ready for that, and if you want to give up all of a lot of fun things in your life.

“I like my sleep. I like my freedom. And you have to be prepared to give all of that up. I'm not sure I'm ready to do that.”

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