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The Only Way Is Dalston: The Stars Of MTV’s Hoxton Hipster TV

by | 13th, October 2011

ESSEX has The Only Way is Essex. Chelsea has Made In Chelsea. Newcastle has Geordie Shore. Belfast has yet to air Loyalist And Lovin’ It. But Dalston and Hoxton in EastLondon do have The Only Way Is Dalston. The call to arms goes out:


“I’m getting in touch with you as I’m casting for an international MTV documentary series about young creative people living, working and hanging out in East London, fulfilling their creative dreams. We will be bringing together a group of diversely talented individuals to create a collective and a brand ultimately a factory of creativity to harness talent.

“This is about celebrating youth culture, through self-expression and the hub is East London. It’s about subverting people’s expectations of the scene here and showing how raw talent is emerging. During the show, mentors and experiences will help nurture innovative flair and give you the chance to showcase your unique ideas. The eventual winner will be supported by MTV and their skills and visions will be shown to the world.

“We want unique characters with something to say who are up for challenging and developing themselves! Fancy being part of this experience?

“We’ll be meeting people Monday evening in Shoreditch for casting. Let me know if you, or anyone you know, would be interested in coming along. Age 18-25(ish).

“Get in touch

It’s people who want to work in big media filming people who want to be filmed on big media. As with all reloty telly shows the pleasure in picking out who to hate most. Vice met a few of the cast:

Name: K-Tron

Age: 27

Job: musician/ artist/ fashion writer.

Interview: “It was good, I liked them. They seemed okay and genuine enough people. I’m just hoping going on the show won’t make me look like a dick. Because I’ve done reality TV before; I was on Singing With The Enemy. But the people there were mostly interested in the drama of it all. They kept making me look stressed. But I was in it for the process, and so am I now. ”

Me: “I’m radical! I’m all about politics, and I try to express this through my art, and my music.”

Name: Hannah

Age: 21

Job: Music Journalism student

Bag Lady: “I’m homeless now. I live out of my bag. It’s alright really, I’m this kind of party girl, I’m a little crazy. I just got back from Croatia, I’ve done 12 festivals this summer! I’m going to Barcelona in two days for my birthday.”

Quote: “East London has gotten way more international lately, too.” Vice: Do you have a problem with that? “No, all my housemates are internationals.”

Name: Lynsey Coke

Age: 24

Job: MA Textiles and Technology student

Interview: “Like, how I feel about the East London scene. As I said, I was really honest so I told them that I feel it’s really changed in the past couple of years. It seems to be all about people not washing for a couple of weeks. I mean, what’s the deal with that?”

Name: Sharon

Age: 24

Job: animation student at RCA

Quote: “I don’t know much about East London. I come here to have drinks and dance but I don’t really hang out here. I live in Edgware Road.”

Name: Louie Banks

Age: 20

Job: photographer.

Quote: “What would you say sets you apart? I change my look every day according to my mood…” Vice: What is your current mood? “I don’t know.”

Names: Chris (he’s with Joshua)

Age: 19

Job : student/ unemployed writer

Quote: “We’re just regular people that try really hard.”

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