MTV's The Valleys to be axed?

MTV's The Valleys is set to be axed following three series and the broadcasters are now searching for "new and engaging content"

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The Valleys

The Valleys

'The Valleys' has been axed after three series.

The MTV show is believed to have had a drop in ratings and the entertainment channel's bosses have confessed they are now searching for "new and engaging content".

According to a statement, a spokesperson said: "'The Valleys' has performed exceptionally well for MTV with three successful seasons behind it.

"With our audience always looking for new and engaging content, we're focused on developing new original programme ideas for the MTV schedule, such as new smash hit 'Ex On The Beach' to sit alongside returning favourites like 'Geordie Shore'."

'The Valleys' follows youngsters as they make the move from the countryside in south Wales to the city of Cardiff to live out their dreams.

The series first aired in 2012 when it featured Aron Williams, Carley Belmonte, Darren Chidgey, Jenna Jonathan, Lateysha Grace, Leeroy Reed, Liam Powell, Natalee Harris and Nicole Morris.

It sparked outrage after its premiere as leaders from the local community were unhappy with the stars' portrayal of young people in Wales.

Welsh politicians including Rhondda MP Chris Bryant commented at the time, saying: "It's all about people getting very drunk and being as deliberately outrageous as they possibly can be. That's not what the Valleys are like."

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