Ex on the Beach (British series 5)

The fifth series of Ex on the Beach, a British television programme, began on 16 August 2016 on MTV, and concluded on 18 October 2016 after ten episodes. The series was confirmed on 8 March 2016 after the final episode of the fourth series, where it was also announced that past contestants would return to the series with "unfinished business".[1] On 5 July 2016, it was confirmed that this would be an "All stars" series with all eight cast members previously appearing in past series. They were eventually joined by exes which also included ex-cast members as well as new ones.[2] The series was filmed in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Ex on the Beach
Season 5
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes10
Original networkMTV
Original release16 August (2016-08-16) –
18 October 2016 (2016-10-18)
Series chronology
← Previous
Series 4
Next →
Series 6

While the series was airing, Stephen Bear took part in the eighteenth series of Celebrity Big Brother. He later went on to win the series.[3] David Hawley later returned to the beach for the seventh series.[4] Kayleigh also went on to appear in the eighteenth series of Big Brother,[5] but was removed from the house on Day 13 due to threatening behaviour.[6] Later in the year, in August 2017, both Jemma Lucy and Jordan Davies took part in the twentieth series of Celebrity Big Brother, who were both followed by Jess Impiazzi, who later went onto appear in the twenty-first series.[7]


After the series four finale, it was confirmed that a fifth series would feature old faces with "unfinished" business. The official list of cast members were released on 5 July 2016.[8] It features four boys and four girls from previous series. From the first series it includes Chloe Goodman and Liam Lewis. Geordie Shore star Gaz Beadle and Jess Impiazzi return having previously appeared in the second series, while Jemma Lucy, Jordan Davies and Stephen Bear from the third series all return. Finally Olivia Walsh returns having previously appeared in series 4.[2]

All original cast members arrived at the beach during the first episode and were immediately told to prepare for the arrival of their exes. Bear's ex-one night stand Kayleigh Morris made her return to the beach during the first episode having previously appeared in Series 2, and was later joined by the first new cast member of the series David Hawley who turned up to cause trouble for his ex-girlfriend Jemma. Charlotte Dawson made her debut during the second episode as a face from Gaz's past, while Bear was given the choice to send somebody home. He chose Chloe. Jess decides to follow Chloe during the third episode as she voluntarily leaves the villa. Bear's second ex and Series 3 star Holly Rickwood also arrives during this episode with a score to settle. This episode also features the return of Series 1 and 2 cast member Ashley Cain, who arrives as Kayleigh's ex. The fourth episode saw the debut of Gaz's next ex, Lillie Lexie Gregg who arrived wanting closure from their break-up, and the Tablet of Terror delivered another shock when Olivia was forced to choose send somebody home. She chose Liam. During the fifth episode, Holly's ex-boyfriend Conor Sculock showed up at the beach with an axe to grind. The sixth episode featured the arrival of Gaz's third ex Chrysten, who arrived with a big secret set to destroy his time in the villa. Alex Stewart made his debut during the seventh episode wanting to rekindle the romance between his ex-girlfriend Charlotte. This episode also featured the departure of Jordan following a twist from the Tablet of Terror, and Jemma after she chose to leave following another violent showdown. The eighth episode included the arrival of Aimee Kimber as she made it her mission to stir up trouble for her ex-boyfriend Conor. Melissa Reeves returned to the beach during the ninth episode as Ashley and Gaz's ex having previously appeared in Series 2. The final ex to arrive was Series 1 star Joss Mooney, who returned to the beach during the tenth episode as the ex of both Kayleigh and Olivia.

  • Bold indicates original cast member; all other cast were brought into the series as an ex.
Episodes Name Age (at start of series) Hometown Exes
2 Chloe Goodman 22 Brighton
10 Gaz Beadle 28 Newcastle Charlotte Dawson, Chrysten Zenoni, Lillie Lexie Gregg, Melissa Reeves
7 Jemma Lucy 28 Manchester David Hawley
3 Jess Impiazzi 27 Surrey
7 Jordan Davies 23 Cardiff
4 Liam Lewis 27 Hartlepool
10 Olivia Walsh 24 Manchester Joss Mooney
10 Stephen Bear 26 East London Holly Rickwood, Kayleigh Morris
10 Kayleigh Morris 27 Port Talbot Ashley Cain, Joss Mooney, Stephen Bear
10 David Hawley 25 Newcastle Jemma Lucy
9 Charlotte Dawson 23 Blackpool Alex Stewart, Gaz Beadle
8 Holly Rickwood 24 Portsmouth Conor Scurlock, Stephen Bear
8 Ashley Cain 25 Nuneaton Kayleigh Morris, Melissa Reeves
7 Lillie Lexie Gregg 25 Birmingham Gaz Beadle
6 Conor Scurlock 22 London Holly Rickwood, Aimee Kimber
5 Chrysten Zenoni 19 Gold Coast, Australia Gaz Beadle
4 Alex Stewart 23 Blackpool Charlotte Dawson
3 Aimee Kimber 22 Essex Conor Scurlock
2 Melissa Reeves 24 Liverpool Ashley Cain, Gaz Beadle
1 Joss Mooney 26 Manchester/Norwich Kayleigh Morris, Olivia Walsh

Duration of castEdit

Cast members Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Table Key
Key:   = "Cast member" is featured in this episode
Key:   = "Cast member" arrives on the beach
Key:   = "Cast member" has an ex arrive on the beach
Key:   = "Cast member" arrives on the beach and has an ex arrive during the same episode
Key:   = "Cast member" leaves the beach
Key:   = "Cast member" does not feature in this episode


No. in
No. in
Title Original air date Duration UK viewers[9]
351"Episode 1"16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)60 minutes851,000
362"Episode 2"23 August 2016 (2016-08-23)60 minutes839,000
373"Episode 3"30 August 2016 (2016-08-30)60 minutes850,000
384"Episode 4"6 September 2016 (2016-09-06)60 minutes800,000
395"Episode 5"13 September 2016 (2016-09-13)60 minutes846,000
406"Episode 6"20 September 2016 (2016-09-20)60 minutes713,000
417"Episode 7"27 September 2016 (2016-09-27)60 minutes728,000
428"Episode 8"4 October 2016 (2016-10-04)60 minutes772,000
439"Episode 9"11 October 2016 (2016-10-11)60 minutes843,000
4410"Episode 10"18 October 2016 (2016-10-18)60 minutes753,000


Episode Date Official MTV rating[10] MTV weekly rank[10] Official MTV+1 rating[10] Total MTV viewers
Episode 1 16 August 2016 831,000 1 20,000 851,000
Episode 2 23 August 2016 770,000 1 69,000 839,000
Episode 3 30 August 2016 830,000 1 20,000 850,000
Episode 4 6 September 2016 763,000 1 37,000 800,000
Episode 5 13 September 2016 823,000 1 23,000 846,000
Episode 6 20 September 2016 694,000 1 19,000 713,000
Episode 7 27 September 2016 702,000 1 26,000 728,000
Episode 8 4 October 2016 742,000 1 30,000 772,000
Episode 9 11 October 2016 820,000 1 23,000 843,000
Episode 10 18 October 2016 716,000 1 37,000 753,000
Average viewers 769,000 1 30,000 800,000


  1. ^ "MTV tease Ex On The Beach series 5: "Stars of the past have got unfinished business" - Celebrity News News - Reveal". reveal.co.uk. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Ex On The Beach 5 Cast Announced: Gary Beadle Will Cry After Emotional Reunion With Lillie Lexie Gregg, Jemma Lucy Has 'Unfinished Business' - MTV UK".
  3. ^ Power, Ed (27 August 2016). "Celebrity Big Brother 2016 final: Stephen Bear is the most divisive winner ever, plus other talking points". The Telegraph.
  4. ^ "Ex On The Beach Series 7 Cast Tease Major Shock As Start Date And Line-Up Confirmed - EXCLUSIVE - MTV UK".
  5. ^ "Meet some of the new Big Brother housemates". Digital Spy. 2 June 2017.
  6. ^ bbspy. "Big Brother 2017 removes Kayleigh over 'threats of violence'".
  7. ^ Harp, Justin (5 January 2018). "Meet ALL of the new Celebrity Big Brother housemates". Digital Spy.
  8. ^ "Ex on the Beach cast tease the All-Star series". Digital Spy. 4 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Top 10 Programmes". BARB. Archived from the original on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  10. ^ a b c "Top 10 Programmes". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Retrieved 30 April 2013.

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