January 2020 is set to kick off the year nicely with some juicy reality TV on the horizon.
The first-ever winter series of Love Island, as well as the first-ever series of Celebrity Ex on the Beach, are two new seasons to look out for.
MTV’s Celebrity Ex on the Beach will see eight celebrity singletons reunited with their exes in sunny Marbella.
After breaking up some of the singles and exes haven’t seen each other since and the MTV show is set to reunite them, so we can expect fireworks – and we don’t mean in a good way!
So, let’s meet the Celebrity Ex on the Beach 2020 cast!
Joey became something of a TV icon when he joined TOWIE at the age of 20. The then boyfriend of Essex legend Sam Faiers burst onto our screens and captured the nation’s attention.
Joey has gone on to star in many more reality TV shows and has a huge following on Instagram of 1.6 million (@joeyessex).
But when it comes to love, 29 year old Joey is a helpless romantic. And things seem to have lucked out with him and fellow cast member Lorena Medina – the two have been loved-up ever since filming Celebrity Ex on the Beach! We can’t wait to see it all unfold…
Michael Griffiths made his reality TV debut in 2019, on the Love Island series 5.
The 27-year-old managed to make a bad name for himself on the show after publicly breaking his partner Amber Gill’s heart. Things worked out ok for Amber though, as she went on to win the entire series!
Michael is a straight-talker with an impressive CV and an equally impressive physique. He has a degree in biomedical science and previously worked as a firefighter. Follow Michael on Instagram where he has 1.2 million followers.
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Also featuring in the drama-packed series of Ex on the Beach is Lorena Medina. She is a model and singer from Mexico.
Lorena, 27, is a big-time model who has posed for many a magazine including Playboy. She writes in her Insta bio that she’s “currently in Miami”.
She was working as a waitress when she got scouted for a modelling agency and is now represented by Elite Model Management Miami and No Ties Management.
Considering that Lorena is now Joey’s beau, we’re sure she’ll be popping up on our screens in Essex from time to time. She’s even been shown around Brentwood and met some of the cast!
It was reality TV show The Valleys that propelled Lateysha Grace to fame in 2012.
Six years later Lateysha, 26, went on to star in her own MTV show – Million Dollar Baby – centred around raising a £1 million for her daughter Wynter.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 10 years you’ll probably know who Calum Best is.
The 38-year-old is renowned for his way with women and he’s pretty much an OG of reality TV.
Calum has appeared on 44 reality TV shows in his time including Love Island, Big Brother, MTV’s Totally Calum Best and more.
In 2017 Calum had a TV romance with Mob wives’ Marissa Jade. Their meeting on Celebrity Ex on the Beach will be the first time they’ve seen each other since they called things off!
TOWIE and Love Island are two reality TV shows that Georgia Harrison can be recognised from.
She had a brief fling with Geordie lad Sam Gowland on Love Island series 3. Now, Georgia, 24, has become something of a model and social media influencer with around 900,000 followers on Insta.
Previously a model and actress, Marissa made a name for herself on Mob Wives.
The 34-year-old has over 100,000 followers on Instagram and is recognised for her New York no-nonsense approach as well as her wild personality.
Marissa hails from Staten Island and has posed for the likes of Ralph Lauren, Tahari, Nine West and Brian Atwood. Some of her acting credits include Gossip Girl, The Good Wife and Law & Order.
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Olympic athlete Ashley is next up on the Celebrity Ex on the Beach 2020 cast list. He’s a British judo champion, but we’ll see whether his dating game lives up to his sporting ability.
Ashley appeared in BBC documentary Bad Boy Olympian in 2012 where he revealed that he suffered with ADHD all his life which got him into trouble.
Ashley already has some reality TV experience as he entered Celebrity Big Brother in 2012. Following the show, he secured a modelling contract with clothing brand Duck & Cover.
The first-ever celebrity ex appearing on the show is 21-year-old Ellie Brown.
The blonde bombshell appeared on Love Island series 4. Ellie and Joey Essex dated in 2018 and since then she’s been very much single.
Speaking to MTV since their split, Ellie said: “What me and Joey had was something special. I want to rekindle what we had. I’m definitely ready to be in love again.”