MTV will broadcast Ex On The Beach’s 11th series after it was temporarily dropped from our screens this year
Telly bosses made the decision to suspend the hit reality show, which sees former flames flung together on far off shores for foreign flings and fiery fights, after the death of one of the cast mates, Mike Thalassitis.
This was set to be Mike’s third reality dating show, having failed to find love on Love Island in 2017 or Celebs Go Dating the following year.
With series 10 already in post-production at the time of his tragic suicide in March, MTV released a statement saying, “Last year, Mike, 26, took part in filming for the next series of Ex on the Beach, which was due to air on MTV later in the year.
“In light of the news of Mike’s death, we have decided not to broadcast the planned tenth season of the show.”
But now insiders have said the show WILL be returning.
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“It looked like the show might have been over for good when it didn’t come back, but that isn’t the case,” a source told The Sun.
“Bosses still believe in the format and they’re going to try to learn the same lessons as Love Island.
“They definitely don’t feel it’s over yet, even though some fans might question the decision.”
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Reality TV formats have come under huge criticism in 2019, following the deaths of Mike and 2016 Love Islander Sophie Gradon, as well as a Jeremy Kyle guest, Steve Dymond.
Their suicides have sparked a nation-wide discussion about the psychological aftercare provided by producers as cast members adjust to their new-found fame.
"I think it has taught people to be more mindful and open up slightly more about their problems and their differences,” said 2018 Islander Eyal Booker in an exclusive chat with Closer online earlier this year.
"Sadly, it's just something we all have to learn from."