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(2007–2013)

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During the auditions, Kaya Scodelario, who was 14 at that time, claimed to be 16 on the forms to get herself noticed. She later felt that she was too young for the show and was about to leave. But a producer told her to stay and encouraged her to read for the part of Effy.
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Tony, Effy, Sketch and Rich are the only characters who break the fourth wall by looking directly into the camera.
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Luke Pasqualino (Freddie) originally auditioned for the role of Tony Stonem.
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The part of Effy Stonem initially went to another actress. Kaya Scodelario replaced her after she dropped out.
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In one episode, JJ performs a "magic trick" by blowing fire. As soon as the flame bursts out, you can see (and hear) the reactions of Cook, Effy and Freddie. According to Ollie Barbieri, the reactions of Luke Pasqualino and Jack O'Connell, even the scream of Kaya Scodelario, were all genuine. It was told to them that there will be a fire-blowing scene, but it won't be real. What they didn't know was that Ollie Barbieri would actually blow fire.
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The first show ever created for the channel E4.
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During the fight between Katie and Emily, Kathryn Prescott was so in character that she accidentally hit Giles Thomas (Doug) in the face.
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Jack O'Connell (Cook) and Kaya Scodelario (Effy) dated in real life during filming.
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Many people think Effy is the only character to appear in 4 seasons, (or 2 generations) but the characters Pandora Moon, Anthea and Jim Stonem (Effy and Tony's parents) the teacher, Doug and Eric all reoccur.
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While filming the lake scene of the episode Skins: Naomi (2009), Kathryn Prescott went into a hypothermic shock after jumping in, because the temperature of the water was really cold. The scene was actually planned to be longer, with Emily and Naomi playing around in the water, but the scenes didn't get made because of that.
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Series 2 is set 6 months after the finale of series 1.
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Luke Pasqualino can be seen in a promotional poster for the second season. He would later play Freddie in both series three and four.
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The first series was shot entirely in HD.
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Is one of channel 4's flagship schemes to show more British shows on their channel.
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Hannah Murray and Mitch Hewer who plays Cassie and Maxxie in Generation 1 both shares the same birthday (July 1st 1989)
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The show's pattern to change from a teenage drama with comedy elements to a more serious coming-of-age drama is intentional. In each generation, the first season introduces the characters, while the second season focuses on their psyche.
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Justin Edwards appears in Season 3 as one of Johnny Whites' Heavies/Henchmen, however he also appears in Season 6, playing Shelley McGuinness's boyfriend, Eric.
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It is mentioned in the series that Katie (Megan Prescott) is the older twin, while Emily (Kathryn Prescott) is the younger one. In reality, Kathryn is six minutes older than Megan.
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Myspace was given exclusive access to show the first 4 parts of the new episode for series 2.
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This show coined the term "Skins Party", which was mostly contributed by news outlets reporting about several house parties that have been celebrated in a vaguely similar fashion as in the show. One particular incident occurred in County Durham during the 2007 Easter holidays, where a girl posted an invitation to a "Skins Unofficial Party" on her MySpace page (which she claimed was hacked). This resulted in two hundred people arriving at her house, causing about £20,000 of deliberate damage during the course of the party. In 2008, official Skins parties were introduced in several clubs in Britain, which where often called "Skins Secret Parties".
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Sid and Tony have the same post code.
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The episode Skins: Thomas (2010) has the longest opening shot of the entire series, which lasts 2 minutes and 5 seconds.
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Aimée Kelly auditioned for the role of Mini McGuinness before Freya Mavor was cast.
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Freddie, JJ and Cook refer to themselves multiple times as the three musketeers. Luke Pasqualino (Freddie) went on to play one of the three musketeers in the BBC drama "the Musketeers".
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Nicholas Hoult (Tony) and Sean Teale (Nick) have both played X-Men, with Hoult playing Hank McCoy/Beast in X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men: Days of Futures Past, & X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), and Teale playing Marcos Diaz/Eclipse in The Gifted (2017-).
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On several occasions in Skins: Sketch (2008) and in one scene in Skins: Michelle (2008), Sketch is singing. This is Aimee-Ffion Edwards's actual singing voice. In fact, Edwards is a talented singer and was a runner-up in the Welsh music talent show Wawffactor (2003) several years prior.
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JJ and Cook's real names are Jonah Jeremiah Jones and James Cook.
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Kathryn Prescott & Sean Teale both appear on The CW's "Reign" (2013- 2017). Also Hannah Murray and Joe Dempsie both appear on HBO's "Game of Thrones" (2011-2019)
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According to Kaya Scodelario, in the first year, the cast spent in the Bristol Marriott hotel, until they were eventually banned from there. The cast was relocated to another hotel for season 3.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

While having sex with Sketch, Anwar lists Hugh Grant movies from the 90's and up. Right after he climaxes he states: I never get past "About a Boy". In fact, "About a Boy" stars Nicholas Hoult, one of the series main cast.
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One character from all of the three generation dies. In Generation 1, Chris dies from Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. In Generation 2, Freddie is beaten to death by Effy's psychotic counselor. In Generation 3, Grace dies from her coma after being in a car crash. In Skins Redux, Naomi gets terminal cancer and it is implied that she will die shortly after the episode, however, nothing is revealed.
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Jal and Mini are the only characters in the series to have been pregnant. However, Mini was the only one to go through with her pregnancy while Jal had hers aborted.
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It remains unclear if the name of Aimee-Ffion Edwards' character, Sketch, is either her nickname or her surname. Everyone calls her like that, except her mother, who calls her "Lucy". Although it hasn't been confirmed, many people believe that her full name might be Lucy Sketch.
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Every season features a gay character. In season 1&2 it's Maxxie, Season 3&4 it's Emily and Naomi, Season 5 it's Franky's parents and then in Season 6 it's Alex. This is to show that being Gay is normal and common while teenagers grow up. The same reason that someone dies ever two season.
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A family member either dies or has already died in each generation. In generation 1, Sid's dad passes away. In generation 2, you learn that Freddie's Mum has already died. In generation 3, Alex's grandmother dies in bed. Then, in Skins: Pure, you find out that Cassie's Mum has passed away. This is to show that death is a part of life.
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