Vinny Guadagnino Says Mike Sorrentino Will 'Be a Huge Part' of 'Jersey Shore Family Vacation' Season 3

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Vinny Guadagnino is looking forward to the third season of Jersey Shore Family Vacation!

The 31-year-old reality star sat down with ET Live's Jason Carter, and opened up about what fans should expect from the hotly anticipated season, which he says Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino will be a major part of, despite being in jail.

"We filmed a lot of season 3 already, because we documented Mike's wedding, and his court, and leading up to [him going to jail], so Mike's gonna be a huge part of the season," Guadagnino shared. "And in the time since he's been away, we haven't really even been filming that much. Because we can't really do the show without Mike."

Sorrentino -- who pleaded guilty to tax evasion in January 2018, and tied the knot with wife Lauren Sorrentino the following November -- has been serving time at a Federal Correctional Institution in New York since turning himself over on Jan. 15.

According to Guadagnino, he's been keeping in touch with his longtime friend while he's been behind bars, and they've had some good talks.

"He is exactly the same," Guadagnino said of Sorrentino's jovial nature and good-hearted supportiveness, despite being incarcerated. "He's so motivational, even from prison."

Guadagnino also says Sorrentino has been a big fan of his new MTV dating show, Double Shot at Love, with fellow Jersey Shore co-star Pauly D.

On the show, the two reality stars look to make a romantic connection with a group of female suitors, and Guadagnino explained that it's the sort of wild take on The Bachelor that he always wanted to be a part of.

"I always said I wanted to be some weird, wacky version of The Bachelor, because I'm not beautiful enough," Guadagnino joked, referring to the type of men the show usually choices to star on the show. "They don't want guidos."

Meanwhile, Guadagnino recently made headlines for his debut as a guest host and performer at the Chippendales show at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, where he will be showing off his impressive physique for the next five weeks, through May 26.

And while he hasn't been doing the gig for long, he admitted he's already found some women to be particularly handsy.

"Oh, I've gotten my butt grabbed a couple times so far. But I don't care. I mean, it's fun. It's what it is," he explained. "Everyone's respectful too. It's madness but its also like fun, and everyone knows we're all on the same page."

As for whether or not his time as a stripper will show up on the next season of Jersey Shore Family Vacation, Guadagnino joked, "I don't think Jersey Shore would let it go without seeing me strip, so you can probably count on that."

Reflecting on all the storylines currently going on in the lives of the cast, Guadagnino reflected on how far the show has come, and how much more interesting it is now that they've all grown up a bit.

"We have so much [stuff] going on in our lives," he shared. "Dina just had a baby, me and Paulie are finding love, I'm a stripper, Mike's in prison, there's so much going on that it writes itself. They don't have to put us in a house anymore and make content."

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