MTV is bringing its UK dating and drama reality show Ex on the Beach to the US, and has cast it with reality stars from MTV and other networks, including Big Brother’s Paul Calafiore and Vanderpump Rules’ Faith Stowers.
The U.S. version will be hosted by Romeo and debut April 19. The series filmed last November and December on Hawai‘i, aka the Big Island, near Hilo at the Waterfalling Estate, according to Big Island Now.
While the original Ex on the Beach had a Geordie Shore cast member as one of its four single women, MTV is doing the same thing it started to do with The Challenge and stuffing it full of cast members from other shows, though there are some who’ve never appeared on reality TV before.
The format is not unlike The Real World Ex-Plosion, which brought the cast’s ex-lovers/boyfriends/girlfriends into the house to create drama. That show aired in spring 2014, at almost exactly the same time as Ex on the Beach’s first season in the UK.
MTV says U.S. Ex On the Beach:
“…features 10 romantically embattled reality stars from The Bachelorette, Big Brother, Bachelor in Paradise, The Challenge, Vanderpump Rules, Are You The One? and Bad Girls Club alongside everyday singles who show up for what they think is a run-of-the-mill love and dating show in paradise, only to be completely blindsided by their exes (in some cases multiple) face-to-face. A complicated web of hookups, deceit, revenge and drama unfolds against the sultry backdrop as couples decide if their love can be reignited, or if the flame of romance is gone for good.”
Ex On the Beach season one’s cast
Those cast members are divided into two groups. The singles:
- Jasmine Goode, Bachelor in Paradise
- Chase McNary , The Bachelorette
- Paul Calafiore, Big Brother
- Faith Stowers, Vanderpump Rules
- Cory Wharton, The Challenge
- Angela Babicz, Bad Girls Club
- Taylor Selfridge, Are You The One?
- Tori Brooks
- Victoria Alario
- Chris Pearson
And the exes:
- Shanley Mcintee, Are You The One?
- Derrick Henry, Are You The One?
- Cameron Kolbo, Are You The One?
- Joe Torgerson, Are You The One?
- Alicia Wright, Are You The One?
- Andre Siemers, Are You The One?
- Marcus Rosenzweig
- Marco Delvecchio
- Skyler Mikkelson
- Lexi Marsella
- June Robinson
- Luis Rivera
- Haley Read
- Chelsko Thompson