EX On The Beach returns to MTV tonight with a huge twist – and it's set to be the most emotionally devastating series yet.
The all-new series, The One That Got Away, will wash up singletons who have arrived to declare their undying love for their ex.
Couples will then face the ultimate decision to either give their lovers an unexpected second chance or draw a line in the sand forever.
Charlie Hannam – best known for being a ladies' man on Are You The One UK? – joins other recognisable faces from First Dates, Geordie Shore: Hot Single Summer and Blue Therapy in the new series.
The online fitness coach from Dorset describes himself as a "big family guy" and is keen to ditch his reputation as a "serial dater" and settle down with a family of his own.
Charlie, 23, says Ex on the Beach: The One That Got Away dramatically changed him as a person.
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In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Charlie said:"I've never cried so much in the space of two and a half weeks.
"I bawled and bawled my eyes out and I've probably never done that before in my life.
"It was traumatic at times. I felt like I was hung out to dry in there a couple of times.
"I had to be mentally strong. I had people gunning for me, you know, and multiple exes.
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"So it was, yeah, it was something that I had to be mentally strong for, but I was sort of prepared for it. I knew it wasn't going to be easy.
"It wasn't a holiday, shall we say?"
Fans will have to wait to find out if Charlie finds love in the villa.
But it's clear he left with a bromance having grown close to co-star Junior 'The Mover', 26, after discovering their unique bond.
"We just had so many similarities," said Charlie.
"Both of our little sisters have Down's Syndrome and they're the same age.
"We were just mind blown. It just came up mid conversation and we both looked at each other in shock.
"I just thought it's how surreal and the fact that we were, like, so close in there as well it was crazy."
Viewers can look forward to a new addition to the show's villa – a Love Island-style 'getaway' room.
There, the cast have the chance for some privacy to take their relationship to the next level.
"When you're in there for however many weeks, I think everyone was getting a little bit frustrated," said Charlie.
Chloe Adams – who previously starred on Geordie Shore: Hot Single Summer – claimed some of the cast will even be shocked by the bedroom antics set to be aired on-screen.
She said: "I think for some of us, we are not gonna know until the show comes out what actually happened because it wasn't always talked about.
"Especially because there's a there's a getaway so people go off into that and we don't have a view of that.
"So we're not gonna know what happens in the getaway until we actually watch it ourselves."
Alongside a new getaway, there's returning format favourites including glamorous sea entrances, luxurious dates and the return of the infamous Tablet of Terror.
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This new series also introduces the Confession Cabana – the perfect place for spilling secrets and reflecting on rekindled romances.
- Ex on the Beach UK: The One That Got Away airs tonight at 10pm on MTV and is available on Paramount+ UK now.
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