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Monday, 21 April 2014

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Barrow bookworms Ibiza adventure exposed on TV

An episode in which four Barrow bookworms flew to Ibiza to be socialised aired on television yesterday.

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TRANSFORMATION Four self-confessed teenage “geeks” from Barrow tried out a new way of life on party island Ibiza. Pictured are, from left, Lorna McCarthy, Charlie Lepelletier, Rebecca Hunter, and Louise Wilkes, all 19.

Best friends Louise Wilkes, Lorna McCarthy, Rebecca Hunter and Charlie Lepelletier, all aged 19, were flown to Ibiza this summer for the E4 programme Geeks.

The weekly programme transports self-confessed “geeky” teenagers to some holiday party hotspots to indulge in all that the resorts have to offer.

Rep Matt Peacock took the girls and a group of male computer nerds from Stalybridge on to a booze cruise and later into Privilege, the world’s biggest nightclub.

Miss Wilkes was the first to be seen to shed a tear after the sights of other partygoers brought out her insecurities.

She said: “Everybody was attractive and tanned.

“It’s like they can smell the loser on you.”

She later described the bikini-clad clubbers on the party boat as the type of girls who would have bullied her in school.

Mr Peacock said of Miss Wilkes: “She just needs to learn to chill out.

“She’s already on the defensive.”

After an awkward first day the groups started mixing and a love triangle developed between Louise, Andy and Alastair, with the latter winning her affections, culminating in a kiss on the dance floor.

Miss Wilkes, who earlier in the week confessed boys in general “make her feel uncomfortable” said: “I’m sick of boys and I haven’t even had anything to do with them yet.

“I always imagine the worst case scenario. Maybe happiness is just decision.”

Miss Wilkes concluded: “The mantra of this trip for me is don’t judge a book by its cover.”

Charlie said: “I wanted to get more confidence. I realise now nobody here cares what you look like.”

Lorna said: “I think I have learned not to judge anybody.”

The girls also decided that “Barrow is better” than Ibiza.

At the end of the episode the commentator said: “For some it will never get more chic than geek.”

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