He's got the looks, he's got the charm ... and it just works” with one of the most famous taglines in TV history, Ricci Guarnaccio quickly became the star of MTV’s smash-hit Geordie Shore.
He entered the Geordie Shore house for the first time at 22 years old to record-breaking premier ratings; a clear indication that Ricci had major pulling power with the MTV demographic. As part of one of MTV’s most successful TV shows to date, Geordie Shore’s reach extended to well over 1,000,000 viewers in the UK and smashed its competitors upon debut in international markets, especially Australia. After filming at international locations including Cancun and Europe, Ricci called the shore quits to focus on other TV projects.
Days after wrapping on Geordie Shore, Ricci was offered a spot on the inaugural series of Ex on the Beach. Proving to be yet another rating winner for MTV; Ricci’s on-again, off-again relationship with ex-fiancé and fiery former co-star Vicky Pattison took centre stage. The drama the pair created drew audiences from across the world with their on-screen reunion, to this day, still the highest-rated episode for the first season of an MTV show.
It wasn't long before Ricci took on his next big TV challenge, Celebrity Big Brother UK. Making it to the final two days Ricci showed audiences a new side, his honest, genuine and fun-loving character lead to a recharged fan base and big opportunities, including a new challenge: acting.
Wowing audiences in his silver screen debut in action crime drama ‘Road', Ricci played a character that lived a life of crime. Following on from this success Ricci was then cast in the major Australian motion picture horror film ‘Boar’ which he filmed on Australia's Gold Coast alongside a stellar cast including famous horror actor John Jarratt. The film received critical acclaim across Australia, the UK and the US.
Taking a leap of faith, Ricci relocated down under and took on hosting roles with MTV Australia and KIIS FM's powerhouse 'The Kyle & Jackie O Show'. Quickly becoming a staple in the Australian entertainment industry, Ricci was asked to do over 100 personal appearances at venues nationwide.
Between his hosting commitments in Australia, Ricci made an appearance in the Geordie Shore house as part of the 'Big Birthday Bash' season to the delight of many fans.
Missing home, Ricci relocated back to the UK where he signed a multiple track record deal with UK label Love & Other, under the name “Ricci G” where he released his first track “Ride With Me” which features Australian vocal powerhouse Emily Williams. The track was played and loved on Capital Radio, Mistajam, Coco Cole, and Charlie Powell and even global star DJ/producer David Guetta is a fan of the track, adding “Ride With Me” to his personal playlist when it was first released.
In 2022, MTV welcomed back a beloved show, 'Geordie Shore: The Reunion,' bringing together the entire cast to demonstrate the enduring nature of genuine friendship that spans a lifetime.
A year later (2023) Ricci unveiled 'Sweat,' a collaboration featuring Josh Goodwill and Aya Anne, along with 'Thinking About You,' featuring Josh Goodwill and Emily Scott. His music, which received substantial support from MTV, found its way onto popular television shows like Love Island on multiple occasions. Furthermore, in 2023, Ricci embarked on an exciting tour across the United Kingdom with Popworld TV Live.