Calum Best ‘signs up for Ex on the Beach spin-off’


Calum Best

by Nathan Katnoria |
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Reality TV veteran and bachelor extraordinaire Calum Best (seriously, name a show he’s not been on. It’s IMPOSSIBLE) has reportedly signed up for yet another telly programme in the hopes of finding love.

Although he’s tried his luck on Celebrity Love Island, Celebs Go Dating and Celebrity Ex on the Beach, Calum still hasn’t found The One but perhaps he’ll have better luck on upcoming EOTB spin-off Ex in the City.

The dreamy destinations of past Ex on the Beach series are currently out of bounds due to coronavirus restrictions - and somehow we don’t think it would quite the same if the exes washed up in Margate – so MTV bosses have relocated the show to London and reportedly signed up Calum as one of its stars.

“Calum was approached by producers and jumped at the chance to take part,” a TV insider told The Daily Star.

“They're thrilled he's signed up. Everyone at MTV reckons the new format will be a winner with viewers.

“Just as the dates are going well, they'll send in the ex and let the drama unfold."

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Calum Best

Calum's barely been off our screens since Celebrity Love Island, TBH. Most recently, he took part in E4's Celebs Go Dating. He also spends a lot of time in the gym, as you can probably tell.

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Abi Titmus

Abi dated fellow Celebrity Love Island-er Lee Sharpe for two years, but she now has a baby with husband Ari Welkom.

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Fran Cosgrave

Fran was the male winner of Celebrity Love Island, and he's now a music producer-meets-DJ-meets-life coach. Talented chap.

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Liz McClarnon

Atomic Kitten star Liz McClarnon's still very much in the band after appearing on ITV2's The Big Reunion in 2012.

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Michael Greco

Former EastEnders actor Michael (he was Beppe di Marco, remember?) now earns a SHEDLOAD as a poker player. Who knew?

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Du'aine Ladejo

Retired athlete Du'aine went on to appear as Predator on Gladiators. CONTENDERS, READY?

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Lady Isabella Hervey

Lady Isabella's now a personal trainer, don'tchaknow?

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Jayne Middlemiss

Jayne won Celebrity Love Island alongside Fran, and is now massively into yoga. In fact, she even hosted A Beginners Guide to...Yoga on Channel 4 in 2006.

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Lee Sharpe

You might remember Lee - who dated Abi Titmus for two years post-Love Island - from the 2007 series of Dancing on Ice.

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Judi Shekoni

Judi only went and starred alongside Robert Pattinson and co. as Zafrina in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. Nice one, Judi.

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Nikki Ziering

Since Celebrity Love Island, Nikki appeared on Celebrity Paranormal Project in 2006 and and Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling in 2008. Yup.

Other famous faces thought to have signed up for the series include TOWIE star Liam ‘Gatsby’ Blackwell and his former flame Summer Monteys-Fullam, who has also previously dated Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood.

Another source revealed, “Summer and Gatsby had a brief fling in December last year – but after he spent lockdown in the States, it will definitely be a shock for them to meet again after all this time on camera.”

They added to The Sun, “Paul will not be pleased with Summer taking part, the show is about previous partners – he will inevitably be mentioned, when all he wants is for that drama to be forgotten."

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Calum’s latest TV venture comes just months after he appeared on the first ever Celebrity version of Ex on the Beach alongside the likes of Joey Essex and Michael Griffiths.

Although Calum didn’t find love, Geordie Shore OG Sophie Kasaei got together with co-star Ash Taylor when filming ended but was left heartbroken when they split just two months later.

“They had been really loved up, but things took a turn after a furious row about Sophie's work schedule,” a source said at the time.

Still, Sophie got over her ex in typical fashion – tashing on with a randomer on a boozy Ibiza holiday. Classic.

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