Geordie Shore: Big Birthday Battle will see Ricci make a comeback to the house when it airs next week, along with a slew of other familiar faces including James Tindale and Sophie Kasaei. One person that won't be back on our screens, however, is original Vicky.
She decided to skip the spinoff series, meaning Ricci got to avoid what would have been one seriously awkward reunion with his ex-fiancée.
Cast your minds back to series two of the show and you'll remember Vicky falling head over heels for Ricci. She was pretty smitten with her co-star from the minute he entered the house for the first time and fans later saw her dump her then-boyfriend to pursue a romance with Ricci.
It wasn't plain sailing, however, and their tumultuous relationship played out onscreen in series three, but did later see Ricci propose to Vicky out in Cancun, Mexico. Sadly things didn't work out, though, as tension grew between the pair and resulted in Ricci leaving the show for good in series five and he and Vicky calling off their engagement in February 2013.
Since then, the pair have endured one explosive reunion on the first series of Ex On The Beach and it's safe to say there is no love lost between them.
Speaking to our friends at Digital Spy recently, Ricci admitted he was relieved that he and Vicky didn't have to come face-to-face again.
He said: "In the past, me and Vicky argued quite a lot in the house so it was quite nice to go in without that weight on my shoulders and just enjoy it. Yes, I was glad she wasn't there."
"It's just one of those relationships where you live, you learn, you move on," he added. "So for me, that experience going back, I got to enjoy it. I mean, everyone saw us on Ex On The Beach - I didn't want that happening again."
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