E4's Stage School has been mauled by viewers online who have variously branded it fake, scripted and just plain awful.
However Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle was tuning and loved it, so that's something.
We also didn't think it was too bad, taken for what it is, a light-hearted structured reality show, even if it was completely over the top and just quite ridiculous.
When it came to the Twitter reaction, the show came under particular attack for portraying Stage School students as competitive and bitchy.
— Zac Braddock (@No1Hopeful4eva) September 5, 2016
Then there was *THAT* performance of Fight Song in the dressing room...
#StageSchool is my favourite program in the world. I remember when I didn't get in the girlband and sung Fight Song angrily into the mirror
— Ollie Gyani (@OllieGyani) September 5, 2016
WHY IS SHE SINGING IN YHE DRESSING ROOM IM CRYING AM I WATCHING GLEE OR?? #STAGESCHOOL
— megan grier (@_megangrier) September 5, 2016
What kind of btec glee is this #STAGESCHOOL
— Emily Burke (@emilyjaneburke) September 5, 2016
— Oilie Locks (@OilieLocks) September 5, 2016
Some couldn't get over how 'fake' it was...
Was really looking forward to #StageSchool... 2 minutes in it's horrific. Fake, staged, unrealistic, poor acting. Sigh.
— Hayley Pope (@hayleytompope) September 5, 2016
And finally, the actors who couldn't act...
Mate I am cringing so bad #STAGESCHOOL
— HAVVA (@havvarebke) September 5, 2016
#STAGESCHOOL its so funny because they cant act
— amy (@dolphinbutera) September 5, 2016
More like Staged School. None of them will make it as an actor, if that's the best they can do. #stageschool
— DJ Sven & MC Miker G (@MaraudingWinger) September 5, 2016
BUT if you did enjoy it, you can catch Stage School every week night on E4 from 7:30PM.