‘Real World’ Ex-Cam: Arielle’s Former Flame, Ashley, Is Ready To Pounce

Real World: Ex-Plosion” is right around the corner, but you don’t have to wait until January 8 to get to know the San Francisco housemates. In an act of unprecedented kindness, the show’s producers took pity on this season’s cast and allowed them to hang onto their smartphones throughout filming, even encouraging them to shoot video of their exploits. We’ve got some of the exclusive footage to share with you before premiere day — check out our latest “Ex-Cam” clip below!

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This season, some of the seven cast members’ exes will show up to the house unannounced and ready to unload their literal and figurative baggage, but if you expect these newbies to worriedly cross the threshold with their tails tucked between their legs, it ain’t gonna happen. Arielle‘s former love, Ashley, for one, is taking any potential awkwardness in stride, and in the Ex-Cam clip below, notes that she’s actually looking forward to the moment when she passes through the door and witnesses the shock on everyone’s faces. Pot-stirrer on our hands?

“I cannot wait to see everybody’s faces when I walk into the house,” Ashley says as she giddily strolls down the streets of San Francisco. “‘Cause they are definitely not expecting me to be the new housemate.” Well, Arielle is certainly in for a surprise once Ashley sets down her suitcase in the NorCal abode, but will Ashley be successful in her quest to win back Arielle’s heart and get married? It’s a bit of an unorthodox approach, but we definitely give her points for moxie!

Photo: Peter Yang