Last updated on 09/03/2021
Joey Essex and Ellie Brown have opened up on how their reunion turns “sour” during their stint on Celebrity Ex On The Beach.
The reality stars briefly dated in 2018 after Ellie, 21, split from her Love Island co-star Charlie Brake but put an end to their romance just months later.
Now, the pair will once again come face to face — and this time on television — by starring on the first ever celebrity edition of the hit MTV show.
Speaking exclusively to OK! online, Ellie and former The Only Way Is Essex star Joey, 29, have now discussed how they felt when they were reunited in the Spanish villa.
Joey admitted: “It was fine,” with Ellie adding: “We never really ended on bad terms.
“Our thing wasn’t like a bad split so we were never really on awful terms.”
However, Joey hinted that the pair may have fallen out during filming, teasing: “There was no bad feelings, apart from on Ex On The Beach.”
Ellie continued: “Yeah, it does turn a bit sour in there.”
Speaking about the experience of being surrounded by their exes, Joey said: “It was terrifying.
“But do you know what happened in that show? I feel like you say, ‘I’m not gonna do this, I’m not fiona do that, I’m not gonna drink that much.’
“I actually said to my manager, ‘Everyone’s gonna be drinking, I’m gonna get my drink, go to the toilet, pour my drink away, fill it up with water and be the clever one’.”
But his plan didn’t work out, as he admitted: “I was the first one at the bar, I was begging for more drink.”
Ellie explained: “I think people are expecting it to be kick offs and fights but it’s not like that, it’s a good show.”
Joey and Ellie will be joined on the show by Love Island stars Georgia Harrison and Michael Griffiths and Geordie Shore favourite Sophie Kasaei.
Realty stars Calum Best and his ex-girlfriend Marissa Jade, and Olympian athlete Ashley McKenzie — who have all previously starred on Celebrity Big Brother — complete the initial line-up.
American television personality Tiffany Pollard has been announced as the first surprise arrival, with Ellie’s ex Charlie, Big Brother star Lotan Carter and Made In Chelsea hunk Miles Nazaire are also rumoured to be coming out of the ocean during the series.
Celebrity Ex On The Beach starts Tuesday 21 January at 10pm on MTV.