'Celebrity Ex On The Beach' bosses are planning to shoot a new series in Colombia.

Calum Best

Calum Best

The hit MTV reality show sent eight single celebrities - including Calum Best and Joey Essex - to Marbella earlier this year, where an array of exes popped out of the sea one by one, and now the series is set to send a batch of single stars to South America in 2021.

A TV insider told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: “'Celebrity Ex On The Beach' went down a treat with viewers so bosses wanted to really ramp up the next series. They’ve found an incredible location in Colombia in South America and plan to fly out the eight single stars for filming in the new year."

MTV bosses are hoping the extravagant location will attract big stars to take part.

The insider said: “Obviously a jaunt that far afield is going to attract bigger names than the idea of a two-week holiday in Spain, so they have high hopes for the talent they want to sign up. And the production team have people clamouring to work on this series because it feels like such an exciting trip."

However, plans could change due to the coronavirus pandemic.

They added: “Everything is dependent on Covid and travel restrictions but at the moment, the show has the green light and casting has begun.

“'Ex On The Beach' is all about scandal and explosive confrontations so the locals won’t know what’s hit them when the celebs finally arrive.”

Calum recently signed up for spin-off show 'Ex In The City', which will see the 39-year-old reality star's exes show up to cause havoc.

A source said: "Calum was approached by producers and jumped at the chance to take part. They're thrilled he's signed up. Everyone at MTV reckons the new format will be a winner with viewers."