ReFreshers Week: New reality show featuring all star line up of celebrities

ReFreshers Week cast and celebrities

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ReFreshers Week presented by Strongbow begins tonight on MTV - here's all you need to know.

ReFreshers Week launches this evening on Monday 24th September at 10pm on MTV.


British actor and comedian Tom Rosenthal is set to host the brand-new reality TV show, which will follow eight ‘ReFreshers’ on a journey discovering new places, new people whilst fearlessly taking on new challenges.

An all-star line-up of celeb guests include queen of reality herself, Gemma Collins, rapper Lady Leshurr, superstar DJ Jodie Harsh, Charlotte Dawson, and comedians London Hughes and Ed Gamble, whose participation in hosting uni-inspired tasks will remind both the viewers and cast of a time when life was carefree.

More celebs include Celebs Go Dating's Tom Read Wilson and Queen of Clean Kim Woodburn

ReFreshers Week cast

EVAN SWIFT: 26 year old Evan is a builder from Nottingham and has worked in the industry since leaving school.

CHAMBERS WHITTLE: Chambers is a 26 year old self-confessed mummy’s boy, who works in the motocross industry as a salesman and is also a Stripper for the Dreamboys and a bodybuilder.

AMY PASCOE: 29 year old Amy is a Betting Shop Assistant from Sunderland and mum to a 5 year old daughter.


GARETH JONES: Gareth is a 30 year old bartender from East London.

LAURA BROOKES: 29 year old Laura works in digital marketing. She is originally from Aberystwyth, but now lives in Leeds.

JORDAN JACKSON: Jordan Jackson is a 27 year old fitness coach, from Huddersfield

SHANTANIA BECKFORD: Shantania is a 25 year old YouTube beauty blogger and social influencer originally from Jamaica.

ELYSIA DOWNING: Elysia is a 27 year old freelance photographer and mum from Buxton.

Each week the ‘ReFreshers’ will compete in everything from exploring a brand-new city to last minute cramming for a presentation all about Gemma Collins. Participants will be put through their paces with one ultimate winner bagging a cash prize of £25,000 and the opportunity to refresh their lives.

What’s more, Strongbow is giving everyone the chance to be a winner and relive a special memory from a time they felt most free. By simply heading to Strongbow UK’s Facebook or Twitter and commenting or replying to the pinned post with a favourite memory using @StrongbowUK #RefreshYourStatus. The most special memory will be relived for one lucky winner!

Tom Rosenthal, actor and comedian said: “I was honoured to be given the position of the Dean at ReFreshers University. Taking on such an esteemed role gave me a chance to educate, to mentor and to question my professional decision-making. Just like Freshers’ Week style this show will introduce you to some great people, some fine people and some absolute bozos.”

Gemma Collins, queen of reality TV added: “As a natural diva, I absolutely love being in charge as a Professor and I’m considering speaking to the Uni of Essex about launching an official degree in GC. I didn’t go to university, but this show really gives me a flavour for Freshers’ Week and all the lols that come with it.”

Emma Sherwood-Smith, Brand Director of Cider at Heineken UK commented: “Refreshment is in Strongbow’s DNA. It was most people’s first drink of choice and reminds us of a time when things were more open and fun. And what better symbol of a time you felt most free than Freshers’ Week?


"This is exactly why we teamed up with MTV to make ReFreshers Week. Our ultimate goal is to get everyone involved and give people the opportunity to relive those feelings and memories from our treasured twenties whether you went to University or chose a different path.”

ReFreshers Week presented by Strongbow launches on Monday 24th September at 10pm on MTV, and will run across five weekly, one-hour episodes.

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