TOO Hot To Handle star Francesca Farago has “signed up” for Ex On The Beach in a new series that will show the first lesbian couple.
The MTV show, which is currently casting for its next series, is rumoured to have included the reality star in the hot new line up.
Francesca, 27, is thought to be one of the stars fans can expect to see travelling to Colombia to come face to face with their exes on a luxury holiday with a twist.
The star – who had a whirlwind romance with The Only Way Is Essex star Demi Sims this year – will be part of the first lesbian couple on the show.
It comes after Love Island bosses ruled out the possibility of the ITV2 including gay contestants due to “logistical difficulties”.
Ex On The Beach will see celebrities and their former flames jetting off to South America in a “ramped up” new series soon to hit screens.
Former stars have included Geordie Shore’s Gaz Beadle, Charlotte Crosby and Marnie Simpson, as well as Towie’s Megan McKenna and Joey Essex.
It’s been hinted that Francesca will take centre stage of the new series after she found fame on Too Hot To Handle alongside ex-boyfriend Harry Jowsey.
Since then, the reality star hit the headlines thanks to her relationship with Towie favourite Demi, 25, and their subsequent messy split.
It’s thought that both Harry and Demi could potentially appear on the show alongside her, the Mail Online have reported.
Francesca and Demi split in May and the star revealed they were “not on good terms” following their breakup – as they no longer speak.
The Canadian brunette claimed that Demi had “blocked her” and “deleted her” and told her to leave the country following their break.
Devastated Demi took to social media to reveal how she had been left “hurt” and “broken” by the breakdown of their relationship.
The Essex beauty admitted that she did block the star because she found it hurtful seeing Francesca posting straight after the split.
Rumours of Francesca’s Ex On The Beach appearance come after rival show Love Island ruled out the possibility of gay contestants.
Despite a number of bisexual stars taking part, including Katie Salmon, Megan Barton Hanson and the late Sophie Gradon, boss Kevin Lygo insisted the show was for “boys and girls coupling up”.
He added that the team “haven’t yet found a way’ to make Love Island more inclusive” and allow gay couples to enter the villa.
Lygo explained: “Love Island is a particular thing, of course, it’s about boys and girls coupling up.
“So if you wanted to do a gay version, or you wanted to widen it, it is discussed and we haven’t yet found a way that would make it suitable for that show.”
Commissioner Amanda Stavri told the Radio Times about the issue: “In terms of gay Islanders, I think the main challenge is regarding the format of Love Island.
“There’s a sort of logistical difficulty because although Islanders don’t have to be 100 percent straight, the format must sort of give Islanders an equal choice when coupling up.”
Ex On The Beach currently has no set return date, but is rumoured to take place in Columbia, South America, to “really ramp up” the season.
Sources told The Sun Online: “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.
“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.”
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