The weekender is back! However this time they show has moved from Magaluf to Ibiza. We took the time to catch up with Ninushka Oller-Stracey, Series Producer of Ibiza Weekender to find out what the Ibiza Weekender has in store for us.
The new series starts on Sunday 8th February at 9pm on ITV2.
Ibiza Weekender Interview.
1.The show is back and in a new location, what prompted the move to Ibiza?
The programme had spent 3 seasons in Magaluf and we felt it was time for a change of scene, so where better to go than the party capital of Europe.
Ibiza is a cooler, more sophisticated and glamorous location and with Imogen also growing and transforming herself into a sexy siren, the two together are a perfect reflection of this progression.
2. We notice that only Imogen kept her job from the current reps, how comes?
Imogen is a truly unique woman, she’s the girl next door who all the viewers can relate to. We’ve all had heartache in our lives but Imogen isn’t afraid to share her feelings with us at home and this makes her a captivating character. She’s funny, wears her heart on her sleeve and is also prepared to hold her hands up when things go wrong, but is she the only returning rep??? You’ll have to watch the series to find out.
3. How do you feel the show will different between the two locations?
Ibiza itself brings a whole different vibe to the series. You can still expect high jinks and excessive nights out, but in Ibiza there’s a more laid back scene. After all it’s the holiday destination of A listers, in fact anyone who’s anyone spent the summer there including Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom, although their vacation was anything but chilled.
4. Are there any plans to take the format to other locations?
We would love to take the series around the globe, but for right now, there’s no beating Ibiza.
5. If someone wanted to be on a future series as a rep or a holidaymaker how would they go about this?
We have a casting process that possible holidaymakers go through but as a starting point, they are more than welcome to contact us via our @IbizaWeekender twitter page where followers are also the first to see exclusive clips and unseen scenes from the series.
6. How did the team find Ibiza compared to Magaluf? Did you face any difficulties or challenges while filming?
Filming abroad is always harder than you think, there are language barriers and afternoon siestas to take into account, something I wish we’d adopt here in the UK. Plus access to some of the larger super clubs was difficult, after all they don’t need the publicity with millions of party goers already frequenting their dance floors, but never put off by a challenge our team worked tirelessly to get us into some banging clubs which you will experience from the comfort of your couch when you watch the show. It was a really positive experience and we gained some great access, but we’re always happy to hear from any clubs that might welcome us in the future.
7. What should we expect in the upcoming season of the Ibiza Weekender?
You can still expect those warm funny moments from first time holiday makers as well dramatic surprise guest arrivals. We focus more on our reps this season, there are 6 of them to start with and the relationships between them fluctuate from romantic to dramatic. It promises to be a truly captivating series, your new guilty pleasure that will see viewers through the cold winter months here in the UK.