The first series of Geordie Shore , a British television programme based in Newcastle upon Tyne , began airing on 24 May 2011 on MTV .  The series concluded on 12 July 2011 after 6 episodes and 2 specials including a reunion show hosted by Russell Kane and an episode counting down the best bits of the series. From 23 August 2011 until 30 August 2011, 2 Magaluf specials aired on MTV ,   however these episodes are featured on the series 2 DVD .  The series included Holly's turbulent relationship with Dan coming to an end,  the beginning of Gaz and Charlotte's ongoing love/hate relationship, and Jay and Vicky's rocky relationship.  This was the only series to feature Greg Lake. 
The eleventh series was announced on 23 May 2015 when it was confirmed that MTV had renewed the series for a further three series.  The show began on 20 October 2015 and concluded on 22 December 2015. This was the first series not to include original cast member James Tindale after he departed at the start of the previous series. Ahead of the series it was confirmed that the series would be filmed in Greece .  In September 2015 when the series premiere was announced, it was confirmed that the cast members would air for ten episodes, making it the longest series to date. It is also revealed that cast member Kyle Christie would depart in this series after four seasons. It was also confirmed that the cast had travelled to Zante , Malia , Ios , Santorini , Mykonos , and Athens for the series.