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MTV International Commissions New Celebrity Ex On The Beach

London, 8th August 2019

PRESS RELEASE

MTV International today announced that it has commissioned a new celebrity version of its smash hit series Ex on the Beach, titled Celebrity Ex on the Beach.  

Celebrity Ex on the Beach, which has been commissioned as a 15 x 60 minutes series, will be produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment and begin filming this September. The series will air next year across MTV’s network of international channels and digital platforms, spanning 180 countries.

Celebrity Ex on the Beach will involve a variety of single celebrities enjoying a luxury holiday as they attempt to find love in paradise. One by one, their exes will begin to appear, with many twists and turns along the way.

Since its launch in 2014, Ex on the Beach has gone on to become MTV International’s most widely travelled and locally adapted show, with 14 local versions created across the globe for MTV channels (UK, US, Netherlands, Poland, Brazil, Italy, Mexico) and third parties (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, France, Russia, Hungary). In 2018, the series was the second highest performing show on MTV UK during 2018.

Craig Orr, VP Commissioning and Development, MTV International commented:  “With over 580 episodes of Ex on the Beach commissioned worldwide to date, it’s nothing short of a juggernaut – and the new celebrity version adds an exciting twist to this hugely popular format. We have a great line-up of famous faces all desperately looking for love and it promises to be a captivating ride for MTV’s viewers.”

Malcolm Gerrie, Chief Executive, Whizz Kid Entertainment adds “After nine successful series it’s the perfect time to launch a celebrity version of Ex on the Beach.  We have some sensational celebrities lined up in a super glamorous location and we are delighted to be working with MTV International again.”

Celebrity Ex on the Beach has been commissioned by Orr and Kerry Taylor, EVP, Youth and Music, Viacom International Media Networks. The series will be Executive Produced by Lisa Chapman, Rachael Parker and Jess Thomas for Whizz Kid Entertainment.

Celebrity Ex on the Beach is the latest international commission for MTV and follows on from a string of other recent commissions including a spin-off reality series of the smash hit Geordie Shore, titled Geordie OGs (Lime Pictures), brand new Love Squad (Workerbee) and a second series of True Love of True Lies? (Lime Pictures). All three series will air later this year.


For more information please contact:

Anna Dally 
Viacom UK
Tel: +44(0)203 580 2104
Email: anna.dally@vimn.com

Yinka Akindele
Viacom UK
Tel: +44(0)203 580 2872
Email: Yinka.akindele@vimn.com


About MTV:

MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios.