Geordie Shore: What happened to Greg Lake from series one?

Published Thursday, May 5 2016, 11:04 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Remember Geordie Shore star Greg Lake? He wasn't exactly your average Geordie...

Greg was a Geordie Shore original, but fans only saw him on the first series of the show and the Magaluf Madness special. Just one episode in, he was considering packing his bags and that's because he didn't have anything in common with the other boys in the house - his words.

They were into pumping up their muscles before a night out, slicking back their locks with plenty of hair gel, topping up their tans and heading out on the pull. Greg said: "Their canny lads, but they're not the type of lads I would go drinking with on a night out..."

Greg Lake on Geordie Shore, Series 1


That was five years ago and still to this day, Greg is convinced that you don't have to be all about the fake tan and rock a buffed up bod. His Twitter bio reads: "I eat alot, Sleep alot and you can usually find me on a beach somewhere ...oh and geordies dont need to have muscles or fake tan (sic)."

These days, Greg has pretty much taken a bit of backseat when it comes to being in the limelight - and judging by his Twitter and Instagram accounts he's been much more focused on supporting Newcastle FC (his BFF Danny Simpson used to play for the team), jetting off on holiday and, of course, his relationship with Hollyoaks favourite Jennifer Metcalfe.

Greg and Jennifer have been dating for over three years now and it's clear the couple are super smitten. Both have said they definitely see marriage and kids in their future together, and proving he couldn't be more loved-up, Greg gushed on Valentine's Day: "Hope everyone is as happy as me."

Greg Lake with girlfriend Jennifer Metcalfe, Instagram
14 February

© Instagram / @greglake_

Like Rebecca Walker (you can see what she's been getting up to here), Greg decided not to return for Geordie Shore's five year special which will see the likes of James Tindale, Sophie Kasaei, Jay Gardner, Daniel Thomas-Tuck and Ricci Guarnaccio make a comeback.

Back in 2013, Greg revealed he decided to walk away from Geordie Shore as he didn't want his "good reputation" to be "tarnished." Compared to the rest of the cast, Greg was quite quiet and more mature.

He had his fair share of laddish moments (remember that night he bossed it at getting girls to give him their numbers on napkins?) and did have a few spats with the girls, including Vicky, Charlotte and Holly, but it soon became clear her felt like a bit of an outsider.

Opening up about his exit, he told Chronicle Live: "I knew the second series was going to be crazier than the first and that's just not what I'm about. I wasn't going to change for anybody.

"In the first series people got to know my character and I think I came across as a normal, genuine guy. I didn't want that good reputation to be tarnished and so I got out."

He did, however, add that he 'doesn't regret' throwing back a jagerbomb or two during his short stint on the show.

Watch Greg in action here:

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