A FIREFIGHTER is promising sparks to fly when he stars in an MTV show featuring plenty of old flames.
Hartlepool’s Liam Lewis will be watched by millions on the famous channel’s latest show Ex On The Beach when it hits screens next week.
It will see the single 25-year-old being whisked away with a host of muscle-bound men and bikini-wearing girls to Marbella for what he thinks is a chance to find love.
But the tranquillity is soon smashed to pieces when all the holiday-makers see their former partners arrive on the golden sands to cause chaos.
Liam, a chemical firefighter, said: “I thought I was going to be on a show called Summer of Love and it was going to be a chance to find a bit of holiday romance and then the exs turn up one by one.
“It was a case of ‘which ex is next’. It made for a lot of fireworks.”
MTV previously brought the infamous reality TV show Geordie Shore to screens around the world and Liam, who lives off Park Road, admits to being anxious about how he comes across in their latest offering.
However, the former lifeguard does know a few things about TV shows after appearing on BBC One’s 101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow in 2010 and ITV’s Take Me Out in 2012.
Liam, who won’t reveal who his ‘ex’ is, said: “You don’t know how you are going to come across on TV and, to be honest, I was a bit of a stirrer during this show.
“I did it for pure entertainment value. People were being a bit arrogant so I caused a few dramas, which I think will be great to watch.”
While he expects his friends to find it funny, Liam is more nervous about his brother Jamie Lewis, 23, 18-year-old sister Rebecca Lewis and his parents, Denise and Billy, seeing the episodes.
Liam said: “My dad says he won’t watch it, but I think he will on the sly. He’ll probably record it and watch it back when no-one is around.
“They are all a little bit nervous because of Geordie Shore but it’s not as bad as that, I hope.”
The first episode will air on MTV at 10pm on Tuesday, April 22, and the show will run for eight weeks.
“There’s a real buzz about it and I think everyone is getting excited about seeing it”, added Liam.
“But I’ll definitely be watching it with my friends and not my family!”