BBC to release Coventry’s answer to TOWIE, Sent To Coventry!

by Anna Howell

We have had the reality antics of Essex, Chelsea and Newcastle and now Coventry are set to make their mark on the British public’s reality viewing, as anew TOWIE style show, Sent To Coventry, is in production according to the Coventry Telegraph.

However, before your eyes start rolling at the thought of yet another group of young socialites entertaining us with their lavish parties and champagne swigging, Sent To Coventry promises to be more real and gritty and will focus on more real issues such as unemployment and family – less Mark Wright, more Jeremy Kyle!

The show  will feature people from all different walks of Coventry life in this semi-scripted production, of which residents of the Town are being invited to audition for in the New Year.

Producer Richard Wood said: “The show will be much more real than its rivals, but still be very entertaining. We want to have a diverse range of people: young, old, professional, or jobless so that we can create a fantastic show that appeals to all ages.

“We ideally want everyone from the city to audition, so do not think twice about coming down, you might just be exactly what we are looking for.”

The show is also set to involve one of Coventry’s most famous exports, actress Holly Matthews, who is famous for her roles in shows like Byker Grove and Waterloo Road.

Matthews said: “I’m very excited to start casting the show and look forward to meeting people from all areas of Coventry life.

“Coventry is a fantastic city, so let’s put it on the map and show the country what it’s really like to be Sent To Coventry.”
The announcement of this new show sent social networking site, Twitter, into a Coventry frenzy and before long the new show was even trending!

Auditions for Sent To Coventry will take place at Seven Nightclub, in Hales Street, Coventry city centre, from 10am on Friday, January 11, with only people aged 18 or over welcome to try out.

Previous stars from Coventry include X Factor’s Charlie Healy, currently touring the country with his band The Risk, and former nurse Bex Shiner who starred in series nine of Big Brother four years ago.

Watch Bex in Big Brother action in the clip below: