Desperate Scousewives was the show that promised to be 'Liverpool's answer to Made in Chelsea' - but unlike its southern counterpart, the Scouse reality programme was notably short lived.

It first hit our screens in November 2011, at a time where television networks were throwing money at UK based reality shows.

Some, like The Only Way Is Essex and Made in Chelsea, established themselves as part of the fabric of British reality TV.

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But others, such as MTV's The Valleys, had a relatively short shelf life and were dropped by networks almost as quickly as they started.

Desperate Scousewives fell into the latter camp, with a brief period of interest failing to translate into mainstream success.

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The E4 show ran for just eight episodes before being cancelled, despite initially positive viewing figures.

Reality shows like Desperate Scousewives and Geordie Shore were intended to offer an insight into how a group of individuals lived in a particular area of the country, focusing in on their relationships, dramas and successes.

Back in 2012, hopes were raised when repeats of the show were shown on 4Music, with some cast members sparking speculation it meant series two was in the pipeline - but nothing ever came to fruition.

E4 have since reaffirmed their decision several times to not resurrect the show via their Twitter account.

We revisited the cast to see what they're all up to now and what they went on to do for a living.

Amanda Harrington

Amanda Harrington
Amanda Harrington at Aintree

Amanda was known in Liverpool before the show, having won Miss Liverpool when she was 16 and forged a modelling career off the back of her success.

Since the show Amanda has set up a weight loss and wellness company called ZeroFat, a weight loss and lifestyle company.

She has also appeared in pantomime and appears to have kept up her modelling career, sharing several snaps to her social media accounts.

Amanda's Instagram is filled with photos of her travelling the world and staying in glamorous locations from Ibiza to Miami and New York.

Amanda has maintained her glam appearance, with her Instagram littered with photos from parties and events in Liverpool and beyond.

Jodie Lundstram

Jodie Lundstram
Desperate Scousewives star Jodie Lundstram

Make-up artist Jodie made her homecoming on the show after living in London.

Jodie was an advocate of the Scouse brow and since the show she has kept up her glamorous line of work.

She describes herself on her Instagram profile as the founder of Lash Beach false eyelashes and Viva Aesthetics in Liverpool.

Lash Beach specialises in 'hand crafted' and 'cruelty free' lashes made from human hair, as well as 'high quality mink false eyelashes'.

Jodie's Viva Aesthetics Instagram offers botox, fillers and skin needling, as well as skincare advice to her thousands of followers.

Jodie has two daughters - her eldest, Viva, turned six in June and baby Stella was born in January 2020.

She regularly shares adorable snaps of her little girls and partner Declan.

Chloe Cummings

On the show Chloe wanted to follow in her cousin Abbey Clancy's shoes and become a model.

Amanda took her under her wing to show her the tricks of the trade and her cousin Sean Clancy was also very protective of her.

Since the show ended Chloe appeared on Britain's Next Top Model and has become a nurse, model and TV personality, according to her private Instagram account.

Chloe is still based in Liverpool and runs a company called "Aesthetics by Chloe."

She regularly shares photos of her clients on her company Instagram page - alongside the occasional selfie.

Debbie O'Toole

Miss Liverpool 2009, Debbie O'Toole
Miss Liverpool 2009, Debbie O'Toole. Photo by Andrew Teebay

Debbie was another Scousewife that had formerly been crowned Miss Liverpool.

Debbie was also the younger sister of cast member Gill O'Toole.

In 2015 she flew out to Las Vegas to represent England in the Miss Tropic Beauty bikini competition and came third out of 100 women.

Desperate Scousewives star and former Miss Liverpool Debbie O'Toole
Desperate Scousewives star and former Miss Liverpool Debbie O'Toole

Debbie also set up a fashion business called Farasha Boutique.

Most recently Debbie has become an "aesthetic practitioner" doing facials, microblading and lip fillers.

Debbie splits her time between Liverpool and Marbella according to her Twitter account.

Gill O'Toole

Gill was the older sister of Debbie who also starred on the show.

During her time on the show Gill said she was desperate to settle down and get married.

Desperate Scousewives stars Debbie and Gill O'Toole
Desperate Scousewives stars Debbie and Gill O'Toole open the Internacionale store in Liverpool One in August 2012

And in 2013 Gill married an LA film producer Charley Lodi, just 24 hours after meeting him - their union was later annulled.

In 2014 she set up her own jewellery company, Gillibean Jewels and said she was also returning to her former career as an estate agent.

Since the show Gill has stayed out of the spotlight with her social media profiles set to private.

Layla Flaherty

Layla was a part time model and psychology student who had lived in Liverpool for eight years when she appeared on the show.

Her on-off romance with fellow cast member Joe McMahon was one of the show's storylines.

Layla Flaherty, CEO of Urban Paws
Layla Flaherty, CEO of Urban Paws

She also appeared on Celebrity Salon and more recently in 2015 she appeared in the Real Housewives of Cheshire.

When the show ended Layla set up a dog modelling business called Urban Paws UK.

Sick of the "fake" party lifestyle, model and reality TV star Layla Flaherty gave up the celebrity spotlight to launch her own animal casting agency.

Little did she realise that half a decade on, her brand Urban Paws would become what is known as the "go-to" animal agency for luxury brands and leading high street names - with massive names from John Lewis, IKEA, Aldi and a host of high-fashion labels among its list of clients.

After combining modelling, TV and animals - her three favourite things - Layla's Liverpool-based firm now helps these top companies wanting to add anything from cats to camels in their campaigns.

They’ve appeared in videos for chart megastars Rihanna and Little Mix, as well as in theatre and films where they’re given their own chill-out green room to relax in between takes.

As well as the retail giants, her pet supermodels have also worked for labels including Tom Ford, Burberry, Gucci and Stella McCartney.

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