Geordie Shore star Anth Kennedy leaves TV fame behind to join army after brutal attack

Anth Kennedy on Geordie Shore and (inset) in his army uniform
-Credit: (Image: MTV/Instagram)

Less than five years years on from him joining the cast of Geordie Shore, Anth Kennedy now looks set to embark on completely different career path, having successfully completed rigorous training for the British Army.

Gateshead lad Anth was one of three newcomers to join the MTV show in 2019, together with Louis Shaw and former X Factor finalist Amelia Lily, as filming commenced on its 21 series. and then made a return to the fold in 2022, as he starred in the Geordie Shore reunion shows.

Anth's was back in front of cameras just weeks after he was left with potentially life changing injuries after being attacked on a night out in Ibiza, with him taking to Instagram to post a photo of himself in a Spanish hospital with a heavily swollen face and jaw. He told concerned fans: "Came to Ibiza to get away, relax and have fun but instead I’ve had my jaw broken in 3 places both upper and lower, wires put in to keep my mouth shut, I have a numb face due to nerve damage from the punches!"

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Anth added: ""The feeling may or may not come back we don’t know and they have thrown in few stitches added in there for good measure. Pretty much resembling the elephant man at this point."

Anth hasn't been seen on Geordie Shore since talking about his upset at how some of his closest friends on the show had taken the time to visit him in hospital, despite being in Ibiza at the time he was attacked.

But now Anth, who has also worked at Northern Gas & Power, has left the TV world behind to undergo training for the British Army. Sharing photos and video of his passing out parade last week on his Instagram grid, Anth wrote: "The accumulation of 2.5 years of hard work and perseverance! After initially being deferred and having to wait to be medically fit, I persisted and created Memories I will cherish for the rest of my career and life. thanks to everyone that came."

Several of his ex Geordie Shore co-stars were quick to congratulate Anth, with Louis replying: "Proud of you brother" and Natalie Phillips telling him: "So proud of you mate. Well done"