Former Ex on the Beach star says she "begged" producers not to air sex scene

Sam Warner
Photo credit: Channel 5

From Digital Spy

Former Ex on the Beach star Jess Impiazzi has claimed she "begged" producers to not show a sex scene involving her on the show.

The star appeared on the MTV series between 2015 and 2016, and said that she "cried [her] eyes out" while asking producers not to show footage of her having sex with her boyfriend while drunk.

"I said, 'Please don't show this'," she told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme, though the moment ended up being broadcast.

Photo credit: Channel 5

The star alleged that there was pressure to "hook up with someone" for her second series on the show, claiming: "I had a producer say, 'Lots of shagging tonight please girls', and I thought, 'I need to leave now'.

"You feel like you're in a brothel. It made me feel really cheap… these were all random guys."

In the end, Impiazzi quit the series, adding: "We know what the show is about but I never said, 'I will come on this show and behave in that way'."

Fellow Ex on the Beach star Farah Sattaur spoke of a more positive experience, telling the BBC: "Great cast members, great experience, going abroad, I love to travel.

"Your social media rockets. You can collaborate with different brands. You're driving your career the way you want it to go."

MTV has since responded to the allegations, telling the BBC: "Contributors' welfare across our programming is of paramount importance to us. We work with our production company partners to ensure there is an appropriate support structure for contributors and protocols in place to protect them."

Ex on the Beach's production company Whizz Kid Entertainment added in a statement: "Contributors are made fully aware of the nature of the programme before filming and we clearly highlight the impact of an increased public profile resulting from appearing in the show.

"Strict protocols around sex are in place to protect our cast."

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