EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ex on the Beach Stars Share Sexy Secrets of Season 3
Tonight, eight new sexy singles arrive on an exotic Mexican island for what they expect to be a summer of love: until their exes start arriving!
The unmissable third season of Ex on the Beach has more romances, breakups and celebrity exes than ever before.
We spoke to stars Laura, Megan R and Jordan about the sexiest series on television:
What did you guys think when you first heard the concept of Ex on the Beach?
M: I’d seen the first and second one. I thought it just looked like fun! You meet the same people where I’m from – you know everyone. It’s nice to meet different people from difference places.
J: I thought the concept was brutal. They’re all single, having fun, and then exes keep coming and coming and coming. I think it’s a brilliant idea [and] one of the best reality shows out there.
L: Lots of drama!
J: Drama’s an understatement for our one! 24/7 madness!
Did you guys all watch it before you went on?
M: I did, yes.
J: I watched it as soon as I knew I was going to be on it and I was like, “what have I let myself in for?” I think I should have researched it better.
“We’re so individual, we’re so unique, we just can’t ever all get along. Ever.” – Jordan
Did you have any favourites in the last house, or anyone you think you’re like?
L: I think everybody is so different this series. We’re not copies at all. There’s not one single person that’s like anybody before. That’s what makes it great.
J: It’s because we’re all so individual that the madness happens! We’re so individual, we’re so unique, we just can’t ever all get along. Ever.
L: We did sometimes!
J: Yeah, for half an hour until the alcohol started.
What do you think’s different about this series?
L: Everything. The people. The location – we’re in hot sunny Mexico.
M: A lot more fireworks in this one!
L: So many explosive arguments, they were just mega big.
J: Two people have an argument and another five people get involved or pretend to get involved.
L: It’s not just the arguing, it’s like moving [friendship] triangles.You’ve already made friends in there – we’ve already got a bond, and then you’re bringing in exes. It was just crazy.
J: [It was a] pack of wolves for me walking in there. An ex walks in and has eight people on them at once!
L: Oh, there are a few couples that are still together! That makes it different from seasons one and two.
J: Yeah, [couples that] survived Ex on the Beach.
Wow, I was going to ask did anyone find love?
J: I’m one of them, with one of the girls I met from the show. I didn’t expect that going in there – I thought I’d be up to my womanising ways. But I’ve actually met somebody.
Is it love?
J: It’s looking that way, yes.
L: Oh Jordan, you’re going red!
“I think when you’re an ex you’re always a little bit psycho.” – Megan R
Are there any psycho exes?
M: I think when you’re an ex you’re always a little bit psycho. In different ways – some still love their ex, some … don’t want to be friends.
J: Some can never see reason and cause their ex an absolute nightmare.
Is there anyone in particular you think we should look out for?
L: All of them! None of them are good surprises!
M: Every single entrance caused friction. Obviously, we were such a good group – the originals – and everyone keeps coming in. We were close so when someone came in we all got defensive straight away.
J: There was a loyalty between the originals. When you were someone new in, you’d got a hard task to make friends. Put it that way.
How does it feel to sit there waiting for an ex?
L: I was nearly sick. You don’t understand the feeling. It is dramatic. Even though you know an ex is coming, you don’t who they are, you don’t know what they’re going to do, you don’t know if they’re out for revenge. And obviously everyone’s got that one bad ex that no-one wants to see ever again and if they turn up, your whole experience is over.
J: If you’re getting on somebody, it’s a nightmare. You don’t know which way to go. I don’t want to hurt my ex but I wanna go further with this new person.You can’t describe the feeling until you’re actually there. You watch it and you’re like, that would be easy, but when you’re in that environment with all these people you’ve only known for a few weeks…
L: The build up is phenomenal though. You’re not there for two minutes. You’re sitting there [on the beach] for an hour. You’re looking over your shoulder every two seconds.
M: I think the most stressful part was because there were three of us from South Wales, I was worried someone would turn up who was an ex to us three.
Did the exes you expected show up?
L: No! Not at all. I was really shocked. I don’t understand how they found them, I don’t understand what happened there
M: I was shocked because I was actually on speaking terms with the ex that came in for me and they didn’t say nothing about it whatsoever. They kept it a big secret. It makes it a lot more awkward!
J: I have a lot of [exes]. It could have been any one of them. A lot of my exes weren’t long term things, more one night stand things. I could have filled the beach with the amount of exes I have.
L: They could have come over on a cruise liner!
Did you worry about not recognising them?
J: Yeah, sometimes.
L: You’re a naughty boy, aren’t you Jordan?
J: I’m not the most innocent – looks can be deceiving. I had an inkling what was coming when I signed up for the house.
Jordan, you come in as an ex this series. How’s that different and what’s that like?
J: Coming in as an ex is quite nerve-wracking because you do know who is going to be there, but you don’t know how they’re going to react to seeing you or how close the bonds are with everyone [at the beach]. I was on the beach as well as coming out of the sea, and they’re both just as bad, because coming out the sea you’re on your own and at least on the beach you’re in a three.
Would you guys come back on a future series as an ex?
J: I would do it again. 100%.
M: I would do it again. Yeah.
L: It was definitely an experience.
J: It’s traumatic. You learn a lot about yourself doing it. As soon as you leave it, you miss it. At the time you might hate it, but when you get home you wish you were back in the villa with all these people. Anybody would do it again.
What did you guys hope to get out of the experience and did you get it?
L: I think I hoped to find love! I also wanted to make friendships as well. I always want to grow as a person, and I think to do that you have to put yourself in strange situations and I think going on Ex on the Beach is definitely a strange situation.
J: I just wanted to go there to make love to as many women as possible. I ended up [with] kind of the opposite really. I didn’t expect to finally meet somebody. I’ve done TV before and I’ve always thought you’re never going to meet somebody on a show like this, but I did. It was the [most] bizarre thing possible. When I told my mates when I got home, they were like, “how was it?” I was like, “well boys, I got a confession.” They didn’t believe me to start with.
M: I went there with the whole mindset of no-one is going to be loyal. No-one is going to be my friend in there – everyone will be in it for themselves, so I thought you know what, I’m gonna go one better and treat you like that as well. Looking back at that now, I shouldn’t have done that. I think I’ve grown up quite a lot since being on Ex on the Beach.
“I try to make it as fun as possible, because you don’t want to end up all killing each other.” – Jordan
Tell me what you guys think you individually bring to the show?
L: I think I bring maturity because I’m the oldest [person in] all three series. People looked at me for a shoulder to cry on, like a bit of an agony aunt. I also think I brought a lot of funny one-liners, aaaand a bit of drama and a bit of explosions!
M: I’m straight talking. I think I bring a lot of honesty. I think because I’m all straight-talking, honest and standoffish, it’s a nice surprise for [the viewers] to see me letting my hair down, dancing a lot, have some cheeky fun with guys.
J: I think I was the bad boy looking for a reason to be good. That’s what I was going for. I got a bit of a bad reputation –
L: Before the soppiness?
J: Yeah, I’ve grown up a bit. The reputation can ruin things for me, which it does in the villa. I think I was looking for a party and to have a good time, because I’ve been here [on TV] before and there’s a lot of drama. I try to make it as fun as possible, because you don’t want to end up all killing each other.
Laura, I read you had a bit of a secret. Does that come out?
L: I’ve got a lot of secrets! [Laughs] Yeah, a few of them do come out on the show. Everybody’s got a past, and in the villa it was just really nice because everybody’s really accepting in there. It didn’t matter if you were fat, thin, black, white, blonde, brunette, everybody just got on with each other and it was a dead easy environment.
Finally, what have you guys got planned for the future?
M: I’m moving to London to study at the University of London and become an editorial makeup artist.
L: I wanna be on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, so I’ll be on the lookout for my husband.
J: Ibiza Weekender want me back again, but now I’ve met somebody it’s a bit hard. If I go for three weeks and leave her, she’d probably kill me. But [I’d do] anything really. Big Brother, if they want me, I’m here waiting. Bring it on.
Ex on the Beach season three premieres on MTV tonight at 10pm.