Today is quite possibly the greatest day of 2016 so far.

Not only have MTV confirmed that the show is set to return to our screens on March 15th with Marnie Simpson set for a ‘shock return,’ but there’s new housemates!


Joining Charlotte Crosby, Gaz Beadle, Holly Hagan and the rest of the gang will be Chantelle Connelly, 26, and 21-year-old Martin McKenna. Excited? Well here’s everything you need to know about them….  Geordie Shore's Martin McKenna

Martin McKenna

Geordie Shore's Martin McKenna

1. He’s proper fit
2. Like, really really fit
3. He has history with Chloe Ferry and claims he’d ‘shag her again, for the banter’
4. You may recognize him from series three of Ex On The Beach
5. He was forced to deny breaking up Marnie Simpson and Ricky Rayment after he was spotted cosying up to Ricky’s former fiancée during the days of #Rarnie
6. Did we mention he’s really fit?

Chantelle Connolly

Geordie Shore's Chantelle Connally

1. She describes herself as a ‘lads lass’
2. She also describes herself as a ‘tattooed stripper’
2. Her ideal man would have ‘good craic and tattoos’ which is basically code for ‘Aaron Chalmers’
3. She’s not shy of stripping off… or using the tag #StripperLife
4. We reckon she’s going to be WILD in the house!

We. Can’t. Wait.

Geordie Shore returns to MTV on Tuesday March 15