Geordie star 'shocked' by Magaluf video

Published Tuesday, 08 July 2014
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As a viral video of a young woman from Northern Ireland performing sex acts in a Magaluf bar for free drinks continues to grab headlines, This Morning talks to Geordie Shore's Jay Gardner who witnessed the incident and debates whether such holiday 'games' have become the norm.

Geordie star 'shocked' by Magaluf video
Geordie Shore's Jay Gardner says he was approached by the girl during the 'game' (© Rex Features)

The 18-year-old from Co Armagh was caught on camera performing sex acts on 24 men in a club.

It has been reported that she thought she could win a holiday from the event organisers, Carnage Magaluf, but the 'holiday' turned out to be a cocktail with that name.

According to Jay Gardner, who was making a personal appearance at the venue at the time, the girl asked if he wanted to be her "number 25". He declined.

"It's probably ... Well, it is the most shocking thing I've ever seen," he told Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on Tuesday.

"It's worrying, it's frightening. And I think this sort of thing can cause psychological impacts on people. It's so extreme, the amount of people that are involved."

Particular concerns have been raised about how drunk the girl was and whether she was exploited by those taking part in events in the bar.

She's obviously done this - but there's another 24 people involved.

Jay Gardner

Hundreds of people were present, yet no one appeared to intervene.

"No one at all jumped in, which again brings the question to me: 'Where were her friends?' She's obviously went on holiday with friends - where were they?" Jay asked.

"Because I think they were the people responsible to jump in."

Questions have also been asked about how "normal" such games have become among young people on holidays abroad, and whether they are really a new development or just something now more easily documented on smart phones and shared on social media.

"That was the first time I'd seen something like that," Jay said.

"But I think this has been going on for a long time in Magaluf. Magaluf has got a reputation for being like that."

Reporter Jessica Boulton went undercover in the popular holiday resort to see for herself and said that people out there admitted such games did go on, but that this case had been more extreme.

The young woman's family, who are deeply religious, are said to have been shocked by the footage.

But a friend told the Irish Mirror: "She made a terrible mistake and she has been fully forgiven. Her family love her and will protect her in their faith.

"It may be a positive thing that this story has got out because now the situation can be addressed and she can regain her strength and dignity."

They added: "She has been a victim, a target of evil, of wickedness and she has most definitely been led astray in a vulnerable moment."

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Comments Comments
annie in newtownabbey wrote (204 days ago):
The worlds gone mad lol these girls and fellas go there for sun sea and *** whys this a big deal?! Its 2014 this behaviour from 18 year olds is just the norm!!
Peter in finaghy, belfast wrote (204 days ago):
What a hypocritical family. "forgive her"? If it was anybody else would they forgive them? I doubt it very much indeed. But more importantly instead of rolling out the same old tired religious platitudes why don't they support her and help her. The girl has her whole life ahead of her and thanks to instant news coverage it is nearly ruined before it has begun. I agree with the comment about her friends. Where were they?
ric in armagh wrote (204 days ago):
ashers probably wont bake her birthday cake colin in bangor beause they are from newtownabby and the girl is from co armagh you troll
Thomas in Co Antrim wrote (205 days ago):
Colin in Bangor - catch a grip son, this has nothing to do with Ashers bakery and is a bit more important than some pathetic non-story about a stupid bloody cake, get over it! Having a teenage daughter myself I can understand how she would feel under pressure to be part of the group and do things she wouldn't normally do when sober. I hope she gets the support she needs from her friends and family to get past this and get on with her life.
John in Belfast wrote (206 days ago):
Sick games ! My daughter will never set foot over there .... Terrible what that girl has to go through now . Ban that holiday resort ! Its making are kids messed up .
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