Ex On The Beach Season 5 - Here's What We Can Tell Fans So Far

MTV's hit show "Ex on the Beach" has gained a following after four successful seasons. According to IMDb, the show is a spin-off of the British reality TV drama by the same name. Ten participants are brought to a beautiful beach, thinking they are in for a nice vacation, only to be bombarded by their exes. Per Fandom, the show challenges the idea that you can easily get over someone you've dated in the past. The drama keeps fans coming back for more.

Even former contestants have enjoyed their time on the series. Aubrey O'Day told US Weekly this about her time on the show: "Three days in everybody was making out in the hot tub playing truth or dare and I was like, 'This is so tacky I just could never.' Then I stopped and I had this epiphany and I was like, 'When did I get old and not fun and like, judgmental?' Then I stopped and I was like, 'You know what? I'm going to really just enjoy this experience. I'm going to let go of the judgments that I have and truly allow myself to just be free.' That's when it really got good."

After the success of Season 4, it's not surprising that the network picked up the show for a fifth season. However, production delays have fans wondering just when the season will air.

Release date speculation for Season 5

The fourth season of MTV's hit reality show drama, "Ex on the Beach" ended back in February of 2020. It is no surprise that like many other television productions,  the show's filming process was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic (per Screen Rant). It seems as though casting for the upcoming season has already been completed.

While there haven't been many details released by MTV themselves, fans have begun snooping around to figure out what is going on with their favorite show. According to Fandom, Season 5 wrapped filming in August of 2021. Reportedly, the show began filming in July of 2021, following a two-week quarantine period for cast members.

The setting this time around is Spain, according to the fans who have been conducting their own digging. While none of this has been confirmed, if we are to believe these online sleuths, Season 5 should be airing soon!

Cast predictions for Season 5 of Ex on the Beach

If you are a fan of reality shows like "Big Brother" or "Love Island," you are in for a treat come Season 5 of "Ex on the Beach." Per Showbiz Cheat Sheet, former contestants of these shows are allegedly appearing on the MTV series' upcoming season.

Da'Vonne Rogers of "Big Brother" Seasons 17 and 22 is rumored to be a part of the cast. She was a fan favorite during her most recent season of "Big Brother" and went on to do two seasons of MTV's "The Challenge." Given both her history with reality television and an appearance on another MTV competition show, it is highly likely she will join the cast of Season 5.

If you watched the first season of "Love Island US," you'll recognize these names. Caro Viee, Ray Gantt, and Kyra Green are all rumored to be on Season 5 of "Ex on the Beach ” (via Fandom). Gantt and Green were finalists on "Love Island" but did not win. They continued a long-distance relationship post-filming but eventually split up.

How much do the contestants get paid?

If you were dying to know what the compensation plan looks like for players on "Ex on the Beach," former contestant Elena Davies spilled all the details on an episode of the "Trading Secrets" podcast, per US Weekly. To set the scene, she shared how much she made as a contestant on CBS' "Big Brother." 

"We're paid a stipend per week. $1,000 a week for as long as you film. Say you are the first person sent home and you only spend six hours in the house, you get $1,000. I was in the jury house, so I technically filmed the entire season. I got paid the entire 13-week stipend." She went on to explain the similarity in payment when she was on Season 3 of "Ex on the Beach." 

"I got paid almost as much as I got paid for Big Brother filming Ex on the Beach, but I only filmed Ex on the Beach for five days because I was the first person that they sent home. I just negotiated better than other people that I know."

According to Davies, coming from a CBS show like "Big Brother" allowed her to get more money than some of her fellow "Ex on the Beach" castmates. Come to find out, not every cast member on the show gets paid the same rate!