Ibiza Weekender

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Ibiza Weekender
Ibiza Weekender.jpg
GenreReality television
Created byAndrew MacKenzie[1]
David Clews
Matt Pritchard
Jonny Coller
Tom O'Brien
Hamish Fergusson
Gemma Kirby Davies
Written byDom English
Narrated byJoe Lycett
Country of originSpain
No. of series7
No. of episodes(list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)Simon Cooper
Rob Lewis
Tom O'Brien
Gyles Neville
Melanie Darlaston
Running time60 mins (inc. adverts)3
Production company(s)Twofour
Release
Original networkITV2
Picture formatPAL (576i)
Audio formatStereo
Original release6 January 2013 (2013-01-06)

Ibiza Weekender is a British reality television series following a group of 18-24 year olds spending a weekend at a hotel resort on the island of Ibiza, Spain. Previously, the show was named The Magaluf Weekender and was located at Lively Hotel in Magaluf, located on the Balearic Island of Mallorca, from Series 1–3. In Series 4, the show relocated to Ibiza, and was renamed Ibiza Weekender.

The first of six episodes for the first series of The Magaluf Weekender aired on ITV2 on 6 January 2013. It returned for a second series on 17 September 2013. Series 3 premiered on 5 January 2014. Series 4, the first series of the new version of the show titled Ibiza Weekender, premiered on 8 February 2015. The show returned for Series 5 on 7 February 2016. Series 6 aired from 5 February 2017. Series 7, the most recent edition of the programme, first aired on 7 January 2018.[2] Following the success of Series 7, the show has been renewed for two more series with a new spin-off series called The Weekender Boat Party.[3] The Boat Party began airing on ITV2 from 9 October 2018.

Overview[edit]

Each week, the show follows two different sets of young friends. For some, this is their first holiday without their parents. In The Magaluf Weekender, guests checked into Lively Hotel, a holiday resort on the island of Mallorca, with their friends for three days. The hotel rigged cameras to film every aspect of their holiday in a Big Brother-style of filming. In Series 2, cameras were installed in the bedrooms. The final reps of The Magaluf Weekender were Imogen, Jordan, Ali and Tobi.

In 2015, the show relocated to Ibiza for Series 4 and became Ibiza Weekender, despite following a similar format to the previous version of the programme. Imogen returned in Episode 1, with Jordan returning in Episode 3. The remaining rep positions were covered by new reps.

Reps[edit]

Key
     Head rep
     Assistant head rep
     Rep
     Guest
     Did not appear
Series
Series 1 Series 2 Series 3 Series 4 Series 5 Series 6 Series 7 Boat Party
Jordan Davies
Imogen Townley
David Potts
Jackson Kneeshaw
Charlotte Hughes
Jaime-Leigh Paley
Brett Hamilton
Tobi Jasicki
Ali Crowley
Deano Baily
Rachael Rhodes
Kris Skinner
Ben Smith
Sophie Newton
Ellie Young
Amelia Bath
Craig Dalton
Hayley Fanshaw
Laura Louise
Rykard Jenkins
Bethan Kershaw
Marlie Lewis
Chyna Ellis
Molly Davies
Callum Izzard
Austin Eary

Other appearances[edit]

As well as appearing in Ibiza Weekender, some of the cast members have competed in other reality TV shows including Big Brother.

Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally airedAverage viewers
First airedLast aired
166 January 2013 (2013-01-06)10 February 2013 (2013-02-10)652,000
2617 September 2013 (2013-09-17)22 October 2013 (2013-10-22)884,000
365 January 2014 (2014-01-05)9 February 2014 (2014-02-09)635,000
488 February 2015 (2015-02-08)29 March 2015 (2015-03-29)502,000
587 February 2016 (2016-02-07)27 March 2016 (2016-03-27)565,000
695 February 2017 (2017-02-05)2 April 2017 (2017-04-02)602,000
7107 January 2018 (2018-01-07)18 March 2018 (2018-03-18)849,000

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2013)[edit]

Series 1 began airing on ITV2 on 6 January 2013. Series 1 was filmed in the summer of 2012. Brett was Head Rep. Imogen, Jaime-Leigh and Jordan served as reps.

# Title Original air date Viewing figures
11"Episode 1"6 January 2013 (2013-01-06)632,000
22"Episode 2"13 January 2013 (2013-01-13)614,000
33"Episode 3"20 January 2013 (2013-01-20)648,000
44"Episode 4"27 January 2013 (2013-01-27)607,000
55"Episode 5"3 February 2013 (2013-02-03)802,000
66"Episode 6"10 February 2013 (2013-02-10)611,000

Series 2 (2013)[edit]

On 4 September 2013, it was announced that The Magaluf Weekender would return for its second series on 17 September.[4] Series 2 was filmed in the summer of 2013. Imogen, Jaime-Leigh and Jordan returned as reps. They were joined by new rep Tobi following the departure of Brett.

# Title Original air date Viewing figures
71"Episode 7"17 September 2013 (2013-09-17)916,000
82"Episode 8"24 September 2013 (2013-09-24)840,000
93"Episode 9"1 October 2013 (2013-10-01)820,000
104"Episode 10"8 October 2013 (2013-10-08)875,000
115"Episode 11"15 October 2013 (2013-10-15)900,000
126"Episode 12"22 October 2013 (2013-10-22)955,000

Series 3 (2014)[edit]

Series 3 began on 5 January 2014. It was the third and final edition of The Magaluf Weekender. Series 3 was filmed in the summer of 2013 after the completion of Series 2. Imogen, Jordan and Tobi returned as reps. Jaime-Leigh departed in the Series 2 finale and was replaced by Ali.

# Title Original air date Viewing figures
131"Episode 13"5 January 2014 (2014-01-05)681,000
142"Episode 14"12 January 2014 (2014-01-12)481,000
153"Episode 15"19 January 2014 (2014-01-19)426,000
164"Episode 16"26 January 2014 (2014-01-26)742,000
175"Episode 17"2 February 2014 (2014-02-02)844,000
186"Episode 18"9 February 2014 (2014-02-09)634,000

Series 4 (2015)[edit]

Series 4, transmitted from 8 February 2015, relocated to Ibiza, and was hence renamed Ibiza Weekender. Imogen became Head Rep in the new series and was joined by new reps Deano, Ben, Kris, Rachael and Sophie. Jordan, now also taking part in the show Ex on the Beach, returned as a rep in Episode 3. Rachael replaced Imogen as Head Rep when she stood down from the role. The lowest viewing figure that the show has ever had was recorded on Episode 1, most likely due to the renaming of the show and lack of public awareness.

# Title Original air date Viewing figures
191"Episode 19"8 February 2015 (2015-02-08)370,000

Cameras head to the holiday island to follow British tourists on their first parent-free excursion abroad. Resort head Imogen causes problems with her new team of reps when she bonds with one quicker than the others, and Ben over-indulges in his quest to give a group of single ladies a night out to remember.

First appearances: Deano Baily, Sophie Newton, Rachael Rhodes, Kris Skinner and Ben Smith
Returns: Imogen Townley
202"Episode 20"15 February 2015 (2015-02-15)447,000
Imogen has a new look, a confident new attitude and a brand new team of holiday reps, including tattooed wild man Ben, fellow blonde scouser Rachael, pretty Deano, catty Sophie and quiet and dependable Kris. As Ben's non-stop party attitude raises tensions within the team, the male reps are excited by the arrival of a pair of Playboy bunny guests.
213"Episode 21"22 February 2015 (2015-02-22)675,000

Deano breaks his own rule and asks Imogen out. However, his plans for romance are threatened when her former flame and ex-colleague Jordan arrives at the resort, and is asked to stay on as a rep to help keep control of troublesome Ben.

Returns: Jordan Davies
224"Episode 22"1 March 2015 (2015-03-01)584,000
Jordan becomes pally with the rest of the male reps, including Deano, meaning Imogen could face being left out in the cold altogether.
235"Episode 23"8 March 2015 (2015-03-08)455,000
Tensions rise among the reps, culminating in a night of arguing between Imogen, Deano and Jordan. Ben and Kris enjoy the company of two female guests, and both Rachael and Sophie are smitten with two male tourists — but are the boys spinning them a yarn in the hopes of pulling them?
246"Episode 24"15 March 2015 (2015-03-15)542,000
Things come to a head as Imogen loses her cool and decides to step down as principal rep and hands over to Rachael — but will it relieve the tension within the team?
257"Episode 25"22 March 2015 (2015-03-22)496,000
Ben is pleased that Rachael is Head Rep whilst Imogen feels she has let the team down, and Jordan suddenly shows some interest in Rachael — but it remains to be seen if she would be willing to break the 'girl code' and go for Imogen's ex-lover.
268"Episode 26"29 March 2015 (2015-03-29)445,000

Imogen discovers that Jordan has set his sights on Rachael, and the two girls have an almighty showdown. With emotions running high, Imogen decides she needs some time away to consider all that has happened, leaving Jordan and Rachael with a chance to finally get together.

Last appearances: Sophie Newton, Kris Skinner and Ben Smith
Departures: Rachael Rhodes and Imogen Townley

Series 5 (2016)[edit]

Series 5 began airing on 7 February 2016. It is the second edition of Ibiza Weekender. Deano and Jordan returned in Episode 1, with Imogen making a full return in Episode 2. New reps Amelia, David and Ellie joined the show. This series, Jordan replaced Rachael as Head Rep.[5][6] Deano replaced Jordan as Head Rep after his departure and David was given Assistant Head Rep. Craig joined to replace Jordan in Episode 6.

# Title Original air date Viewing figures
271"Episode 27"7 February 2016 (2016-02-07)508,000

Jordan returns as Head Rep along with Deano, joined by new recruits David, Ellie and Amelia, as another band of young British holiday-makers arrive at the resort.

First appearances: Amelia Bath, David Potts and Ellie Young
Returns: Deano Baily and Jordan Davies
282"Episode 28"14 February 2016 (2016-02-14)544,000

As Imogen rejoins the team, the reps are tasked with showing a group of three Essex lads and two foxy blondes who hail from Wales a weekend to remember. One of the guests is determined to create a bond with Jordan whilst Imogen tries her luck with Deano, who happens to fancy new rep Ellie.

Returns: Imogen Townley
293"Episode 29"21 February 2016 (2016-02-21)578,000

Jordan's old flame turns up for a holiday whilst attempting to reconcile, and Imogen is not pleased to see her. Deano trashes his room in a fit of jealousy when Ellie catches the eye of a male stripper.

Guest appearances: Rachael Rhodes2
304"Episode 30"28 February 2016 (2016-02-28)545,000

Jordan bans Imogen, Ellie and Deano from drinking. Amelia is distracted from her responsibilities by the arrival of two of her friends. Jordan is having trouble with girlfriend Megan McKenna and is forced to make a difficult decision.

Departures: Jordan Davies
315"Episode 31"6 March 2016 (2016-03-06)640,000
Deano wastes no time relishing in his new role as Head Rep following Jordan's departure. Imogen continues to be unable to put her relationship with Deano aside and David is left trying to pick up the pieces.
326"Episode 32"13 March 2016 (2016-03-13)631,000

Assistant Head Rep David lays on a family meal just in time for a new arrival — cheeky Dubliner Craig, who promises trouble in paradise just as the reps are getting back on track.

First appearances: Craig Dalton
337"Episode 33"20 March 2016 (2016-03-20)584,000
Deano and Ellie suffer some troubles with their relationship. The reps play a risky dare game with the guests. Craig settles into his new role as rep and expresses his interest in Amelia.
348"Episode 34"27 March 2016 (2016-03-27)487,000

As the summer draws to a close, Craig's advances towards Amelia creates tension and Deano comes to terms with his responsibilities as the new Head Rep — but will it be Ellie or Imogen?

Last appearances: Amelia Bath and Craig Dalton
Departures: Ellie Young

Series 6 (2017)[edit]

Series 6 began airing on 5 February 2017. It is the third edition of Ibiza Weekender. David returned and became Head Rep, replacing Deano who was the existing Head Rep from Series 5. Imogen and Deano also returned to the show in Episode 1, and were joined by new reps Laura and Hayley. Jordan returned later on in Episode 1 and was chosen by David to take on the role of Assistant Head Rep. Rykard, a contestant on ITV2's Love Island, joined the show as the seventh rep. Jordan became Acting Head Rep throughout Episodes 2 and 3 after David fell ill until he recovered and returned to his role in Episode 4. Following ongoing friction within the team, David demoted Jordan from Assistant Head Rep in Episode 4. Also, Laura was removed from the team in Episode 4 for failing to acknowledge the consequences of her actions. Episode 5 saw the return of Ellie Young, a rep who left the show in Series 5, who David chose to replace Laura and become the new Assistant Head Rep. However, Rykard decided to leave in Episode 5 after he didn't feel comfortable working as a rep. In Episode 7, Bethan joined the show as a rep to replace Rykard after starring as a guest in Episode 1 of the series – whilst Ellie was made Acting Head Rep after the other reps failed to respect her authority. David chose Imogen to replace Ellie as Assistant Head Rep in Episode 8 after her irresponsible behaviour. During the series finale, Imogen and Deano both announced that they were stepping down from the show to go travelling together, however, Deano returned to the show in Series 7.

# Title Original air date Viewing figures
351"Ibiza Weekender XXL3"5 February 2017 (2017-02-05)468,000

David is now running the show with a crack team of reps at his side and a new set of rules on the wall. Veterans Deano, Imogen and Jordan are all back, alongside new girls Laura and Hayley and Love Island's Rykard. Will David's number one rule — guests come first — fall on deaf ears as rep drama threatens to take over the resort once again?

First appearances: Hayley Fanshaw, Rykard Jenkins and Laura Louise
Returns: Deano Baily, Jordan Davies, David Potts and Imogen Townley
362"Episode 36"12 February 2017 (2017-02-12)503,000
Deano and Laura decide to put work before their relationship, but she struggles with the decision when a guest starts flirting with him. Jordan tries to prove himself as a rep when David becomes ill.
373"Episode 37"19 February 2017 (2017-02-19)559,000
Jordan continues to take charge while David is ill but Hayley is determined to keep his mind off his work, but she has some competition with Laura.
384"Episode 38"26 February 2017 (2017-02-26)622,000

Head Rep David is finally back in charge and learns what has happened in his absence. Imogen decides she needs to come clean to her boyfriend about kissing Deano, while Jordan and Laura seem unaware their dalliance has caused friction within the group. Despite the team finally pulling together to offer the guests a great time, David makes a shocking decision about one rep's future.

Last appearances: Laura Louise
395"Episode 39"5 March 2017 (2017-03-05)655,000

David sets about putting together a new team of reps — which sees the return of Ellie, the new Assistant Head Rep. However, Rykard begins to question if this is really the life he wants.

Returns: Ellie Young
Last appearances: Rykard Jenkins
406"Episode 40"12 March 2017 (2017-03-12)604,000
David worries he will not have a team left with two reps departing the resort over the past 2 weeks. Meanwhile, Jordan and Ellie are at each other's throats and Deano is left feeling down. After disappearing for multiple hours and having no contact with the other reps, Deano is given a drinking ban.
417"Episode 41"19 March 2017 (2017-03-19)705,000
David comes up with a training programme to help his reps work together as a team. Ellie is given additional authority, which Jordan and Deano have no intention of respecting – but things take a turn as Ellie removes Deano's drinking ban.
Returns: Bethan Kershaw4
428"Episode 42"26 March 2017 (2017-03-26)670,000
Friction between the reps causes problems within the team, but the reps try to put their problems aside to make sure that the guests have a good time whilst David has to make even more changes in the resort after Ellie's irresponsible behaviour results in her receiving a drinking ban.
439"Episode 43"2 April 2017 (2017-04-02)628,000

Deano and Imogen finally have some time alone to think about their future together and Bethan must decide if it is worth trying to change Jordan's ways.

Last appearances: Bethan Kershaw, Imogen Townley and Ellie Young
Departures: Hayley Fanshaw

Series 7 (2018)[edit]

On 24 July 2017, it was confirmed that the Weekender brand will return for a seventh series that will air in 2018. It is the fourth edition of Ibiza Weekender. The series is the first to front the new logo. David, Jordan and Deano returned and the first episode aired on 7 January 2018 on ITV2. Love Island's Chyna Ellis joined as a new rep alongside Marlie and Molly.[2] During the series premiere, Head Rep David outlined the new points system which grades the reps based on the quality of their work. Once all of the points have been reviewed, David chooses a 'Rep of the Week'. In Episode 2, new rep Callum joined the series, whilst Deano made his last appearance. In Episode 6, the reps voted which rep they believed did not deserve to stay on the team. Marlie received the most votes and was removed. In Episode 7, Marlie was replaced by Austin. Hayley returned in Episode 8 after starring as a rep in Series 6. David made Callum his Assistant Head Rep in Episode 8. After an eventful weekend, Jordan was removed from the show in Episode 9 but made a guest appearance in the series finale. Also, Chyna decided to leave with Jordan in final episode of the series.

# Title Original air date Viewing figures
441"Episode 44"7 January 2018 (2018-01-07)845,000

The new arrival of three female reps forms friendships. Deano puts his massage skills to use as the new season begins. Deano wins 'Rep of the Week'.

First appearances: Chyna Ellis, Marlie Lewis and Molly Davies
Returns: Deano Baily, Jordan Davies and David Potts
452"Episode 45"14 January 2018 (2018-01-14)791,000

As the new girl reps are settling in to the Ibiza life under the watchful eyes of Deano and Jordan, Head Rep David has a surprise for the team as he introduces another new rep to the resort. Deano decides his time as a rep is over.

First appearances: Callum Izzard
Last appearances: Deano Baily
463"Episode 46"21 January 2018 (2018-01-21)672,000
David attempts to take charge following Deano's departure, but struggles as the reps have other things on their mind than work. Callum wins 'Rep of the Week'.
474"Episode 47"28 January 2018 (2018-01-28)803,000
A new guest has her sights set on Jordan, but when she is unsuccessful, she turns her attention elsewhere. Chyna becomes Callum's 'wingwoman' in an attempt to allow him form a relationship with Molly. Chyna resists temptation with Jordan. Callum wins 'Rep of the Week'.
485"Episode 48"4 February 2018 (2018-02-04)876,000
David organises Spanish and flamenco lessons for the reps, while cracks appear in the relationship between Jordan and Chyna. David tries to hold the group together. Callum wins 'Rep of the Week'.
496"Episode 49"18 February 2018 (2018-02-18)904,000

David gets tough with the reps when the resort's managers start putting pressure on him following recent drama, and a surprise guest causes chaos for Jordan. The group decide that Marlie's time as a rep is over.

Last appearances: Marlie Lewis
507"Episode 50"25 February 2018 (2018-02-25)905,000

The team welcomes a new arrival. Callum faces a dilemma when a guest shows interest, and Jordan raises his game to convince Chyna to forgive him. Jordan wins 'Rep of the Week'.

First appearances: Austin Eary
518"Episode 51"4 March 2018 (2018-03-04)939,000

David seeks the help of a familiar face, who is determined to become the resort's best rep. Austin and Jordan are given a drinking ban. David instructed Chyna to conduct cleaning duties until further notice due to poor quality of work. Callum wins 'Rep of the Week' and is promoted to Assistant Head Rep.

Returns: Hayley Fanshaw
529"Episode 52"11 March 2018 (2018-03-11)811,000

Jordan sees another familiar face, leaving Chyna unhappy as she relies on Callum and Hayley to pass on information to her. David makes a tough decision after Jordan breaks several rules.

Departures: Jordan Davies
5310"Episode 53"18 March 2018 (2018-03-18)947,000

David organises a fire drill to keep the reps on their toes, and a new group of guests soon takes Chyna and Austin's minds off missing Jordan. Chyna chooses Jordan over repping.

Guest appearances: Jordan Davies5
Last appearances: Chyna Ellis

Reception[edit]

On 13 January 2013, The Magaluf Weekender was the second most tweeted about show of the day, inspiring over 29,000 tweets.[7]

Reveal magazine rated the show positively, saying: "Unlike the semi-scripted formats of shows such as TOWIE, Geordie Shore and Made in Chelsea, this unique series captures the true, unguarded moments of these young adults by using rigged cameras to film every aspect of their holiday in a Big Brother style of filming."[8]

The show never held first place for the most viewed programme on ITV2 for any week as The Magaluf Weekender. However, on 26 February 2017, Ibiza Weekender became the most viewed programme of the week on ITV2 and ITV2 +1 for the first time in the show's history with 622,000 viewers, although this isn't the highest number of viewers that the show has attracted. The show has also held the top position for ITV2 for two other episodes in its history.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Show Award Category Result Ref.
2013 The Magaluf Weekender National Reality Television Awards Best Docu-Soap Nominated [9]
Best Social Experiment Show Won [9]

Ibiza Weekender has not been nominated for an award.

Notes[edit]

  • ^Note 1 : They have served as a former/current Head Rep.
  • ^Note 2 : Series 5, Episode 3: Former rep Rachael Rhodes starred as a guest on this episode as she attempted to reconcile with Jordan.
  • ^Note 3 : Series 6, Episode 1: On 5 February 2017, the series premiere had a running time of 90 minutes, including advertisements, instead of 60 minutes. This episode was titled Ibiza Weekender XXL.
  • ^Note 4 : Series 6, Episode 7: Bethan made her first appearance as a rep, but has returned to the show after starring as a guest on Episode 1 of the series.
  • ^Note 5 : Series 7, Episode 10: Jordan made a guest appearance to visit Chyna after being removed as a rep in the previous episode.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kanter, Jake (2012-10-17). "Predictable indie hires development head". Broadcast Now. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
  2. ^ a b TwoFour (24 July 2017). "Ibiza Weekender to return to ITV2 for a seventh series". Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  3. ^ "ITV2's Ibiza Weekender gets two more series AND a brand new spin-off".
  4. ^ "ITV Press Centre on Twitter". Twitter.
  5. ^ "Confirmed: Jordan Davies set to star in new series of Ibiza Weekender". Reveal.
  6. ^ "Imogen Townley confirms Ibiza Weekender return: "Buzzing to be back"". Reveal.
  7. ^ Twofour. "The Magaluf Weekender becomes the 2nd most tweeted about show of the day, inspiring over 29,000 tweets".
  8. ^ Nanner, Natasha (7 January 2013). "The Magaluf Weekender: all you need to know about new reality show!". Reveal. Nat Mags. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  9. ^ a b Bang Showbiz (18 September 2013). "The Big Reunion take home two Reality TV Awards". The List. Retrieved 18 September 2013.