Ex on the Beach is a reality television series that's broadcast on MTV. The series was first announced in February 2014[2] and premiered on 22 April 2014.[3] It features eight single men and women enjoying a summer holiday in paradise whilst looking for love. Notwithstanding they were joined by their exes to shake things up. Each ex was there either for painful revenge or to rekindle their love. The show is narrated by Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell.[4]

Series

YearSeriesPredominant LocationNumber of EpisodesAverage MTV viewers
2014Series 1Marbella, Spain8764,000
2015Series 2Marbella, Spain8712,000
Series 3Cancun, Mexico10777,000
2016Series 4Algarve, Portugal8896,000
Series 5Thailand8TBA

Series 1 (2014)

The first series of the show was announced in February 2014[2] and premiered on MTV on 22 April 2014.[3] The series ran for eight episodes and concluded on 10 June 2014. The official list of cast members was released on 13 March 2014 and includes four single boys: Ashley Cain, Jack Lomax, Liam Lewis and Marco Alexandre; as well as four single girls: Chloe Goodman, Emily Gillard, Farah Sattaur and Vicky Pattison.[5] It was announced that Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison would be taking part in the series; she was joined by ex-fiancé and former Geordie Shore co-star Ricci Guarnaccio as well as Australian fling Daniel Conn who featured briefly in series 6 of Geordie Shore.[6] On 7 January 2015, cast member Chloe Goodman entered the Celebrity Big Brother house to compete in the fifteenth series. Notwithstanding on Day 10 she became the first Housemate to be evicted. Ashley later returned for Series 2 as an ex, whilst Vicky returned in Series 3.

Series 2 (2015)

The second series of the show began airing on 27 January 2015[7] and ran for eight episodes, concluding on 17 March 2015. This was confirmed on 23 July 2014 when it was announced that filming would begin soon, with the series airing in 2015.[8] The official list of cast members was released on 6 January 2015.[9] It included four single boys: Connor Hunter, Luke Goodfellow, Morgan Evans and Rogan O'Connor, as well as four single girls: Anita Kaushik, Kayleigh Morris, Loren Green and Melissa Reeves. It was additionally announced that Geordie Shore stars Charlotte Crosby and Gary Beadle would be taking part in the series.[10] Ahead of the launch of the new series, it was confirmed that Series 1 cast member Ashley Cain would be returning for the second series as an ex.[11]

Series 3 (2015)

The third series of the show began on 11 August 2015.[12] The official list of cast members was released on 14 July 2015. They include four boys: Graham Griffiths, Jayden Robins, Kirk Norcross and Stephen Bear, and four girls: Amy Paige Cooke, Laura Alicia Summers, Megan McKenna and Megan Rees.[13] With the announcement of the line-up it was confirmed that former Geordie Shore cast member and star of the first series, Vicky Pattison, would be making her return as an ex alongside Series 2 star Rogan O'Connor. The Only Way Is Essex cast member Kirk Norcross was additionally confirmed to be taking part in the series, with his ex-fiancée and Celebrity Big Brother star Cami-Li featuring as his ex. Star of Magaluf Weekender Jordan Davies was additionally revealed to be taking part in the series, additionally featuring as an ex.[14] Megan McKenna and Jordan later returned for the fourth series. On 5 January 2016, cast member Megan McKenna entered the Celebrity Big Brother house to compete in the seveneeth series.

Series 4 (2016)

The fourth series of the show is expected to start on 19 January 2016.[15] This series was filmed in Portugal.[16] The official cast list was revealed on 15 December 2015 and includes four girls: Helen Briggs, Nancy-May Turner, Naomi Hedman and Olivia Walsh, as well as four boys: Joe Delaney, Lewis Good, Youssef Hassane and Geordie Shore star Scott Timlin. It was additionally confirmed that Megan McKenna and Magaluf Weekender cast member Jordan Davies would be returning to the series as exes, having previously appeared throughout Series 3.[17]

Series 5 (2016)

The fifth series of the show is expected to start in 2016. The series was confirmed on 8 March 2016 after the finale of the fourth series. It was additionally announced that faces from the past would return for this series with "unfinished business".[18] On 28 April 2016 it was confirmed that Geordie Shore's Gary Beadle would be taking part in the series having previously taken part in the second series. It was additionally announced that Jemma Lucy, Olivia Walsh, and Charlotte Dawson would be in the series after rumours transpired that they had hooked up with Gary throughout filming.[19] Jemma appeared in the third series of the show, whilst Olivia featured in the fourth, and Charlotte is the daughter of Les Dawson.