Vicky Pattinson from 'Geordie Shore' has accused 'TOWIE' of being too "contrived".
The reality star - who got engaged to her co-star Ricci Guarnaccio in front of the MTV cameras in May - says 'The Only Way Is Essex' is too "contrived and structured" and claims it would be "more interesting" if the Essex stars took a leaf out of the party-mad Geordies' books.
Speaking to heat magazine about when she last watched the ITV2 soap, 24-year-old Vicky said: "I thought it was contrived and structured. They're given a topic to talk about, and then the real action starts.
"If they had cameras constantly following them around, it would be a lot more interesting. That's what happens with us."
The couple claim their reality show - which follows the ups and downs of seven binge-drinking party animals in Newcastle - is completely unscripted, joking that the cast wouldn't have the brain power to memorse lines.
Ricci, 25, quipped: "You couldn't script the arguments and fights we have. Not in a million years."
Vicki chimed in: "Half the 'Geordie Shore' cast couldn't learn lines, anyway. They haven't got it in them."
The reality show's third series, 'Geordie Shore: Chaos in Cancun', premiered on Tuesday June 26.