Made in Chelsea

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Made in Chelsea
Made in chelsea logo.png
Genre Reality television
Format Drama
Opening theme
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 7
No. of episodes 78 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Sarah Dillistone
  • Lee Smith
  • David Granger
Location(s) Chelsea, London
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Monkey Kingdom
Broadcast
Original channel E4
Picture format 16:9 (HDTV)
Original run 9 May 2011 (2011-05-09) – present
External links
Website

Made in Chelsea (abbreviated MIC) is a BAFTA award-winning, structured-reality television series broadcast by E4 in the United Kingdom.[1] Made in Chelsea chronicles the lives of affluent young people in the West London areas of Belgravia, Kings Road, and Knightsbridge as well as their travels to other locations including Dubai, Finland, Marrakech, Cannes, Verbier, Amsterdam, Saint-Tropez, South Africa, Venice, and New York City.

History[edit]

The first series of Made in Chelsea began on 9 May 2011, with an 8 episode run. Originally, the show had a total of thirteen regular cast members and five with supporting roles. All but three of the original cast members returned for at least a second series, with just Funda Onal, Agne Motiejunaite and CJ Chapman departing.

The show was renewed for a 10-episode second series as part of E4's decision to stop airing Friends and filming began on 29 July 2011.[2] The second series premiered on 19 September 2011[3][4] and was followed by a reunion episode presented by Rick Edwards, and a 90-minute Christmas Special, which aired on 22 December 2011. This series introduced several new cast members - new regulars Jamie Laing, Victoria Baker-Harber, Oliver Proudlock, Louise Thompson and Chloe Green. Alice Davidson, Gemma Gregory also joined with supporting roles. After this series, Alice departed the show after just one series.

A 10-episode third series was confirmed on 21 November 2011 and began airing on 2 April 2012. Four new females joined the show - Kimberley Garner, Harriet Loder and sisters Natalie and Karin Joel - none of whom remained for than one series. This was also the last series to feature original cast members Hugo Taylor, Caggie Dunlop and Amber Atherton.[5] Recurring cast members Gabriella Tristao and Gemma Gregory also departed.

The fourth series began on 15 October 2012,[6] with five new cast members including Andy Jordan, Sam Cussins, Stevie Johnson and Lucy Watson.[7] Later on, it was confirmed two other cast members were joining the show for the fourth series - Sophia Sassoon and Ianthe Rose Cochrane-Stack.[8] Carly Rothman and Ashley James also debuted in this series. However, Sophia, Ianthe, Sam and Carly did not stay for than one series, and original cast members Gabriella Ellis and Fredrik Ferrier also departed the show. Series 4 was followed by a Christmas special which aired on 24 December 2012.

Series 5 began on 8 April 2013. Four new cast members joined the show: sisters Fran and Olivia Newman-Young, Phoebe-Lettice Thompson and her on/off boyfriend Josh Coombs.[9] Tara Keeney also later joined as a supporting cast member. This was the last series to feature long-serving cast members Ollie Locke, Richard Dinan and Millie Mackintosh. Ashley James also departed after two series, and Olivia, Josh and Tara would not return for series 6.

Filming for the sixth series of the show began in late July 2013, with cast member Jamie Laing revealing the first day of filming on 25 July 2013.[10] The last day of filming was revealed as 16 November 2013, through cast member Lucy Watson. The sixth series began on 14 October 2013 and a third Christmas special followed on 23 December 2013. It introduced three new regular cast members - Sophie Hermann, Sam Thompson and Stephanie Pratt, former star of The Hills. Five new recurring cast members were also introduced, one of whom (Dave 'Miffy' Mifsud) caused controversy after making offensive remarks gay marriage. None of the five returned for series seven. This was also the last series to feature Phoebe-Lettice Thompson (Series 5-6) and long-serving cast member Francis Boulle (Series 1-6).

On 8 October 2013, it was announced that three series of the show had been commissioned by E4. This means the show will continue broadcasting until the end of 2014, at the very least.[11] On 18 March 2014, it was announced that a new six-part series based in New York would be filmed. It will air this summer beginning 10 August 2014.[12]

The seventh series began on 7 April 2014. Two new regulars were cast - Emma Miller and Riley Uggla. Robbo McCallum and Victoria Gucci joined as supporting cast members. Stephanie Pratt made a surprise return after originally departing the show midway through series six. She returned with her friend Erik Soderbergh. Aurelie Mason-Perez later joined as a friend of Riley.

Cast[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Cast member Age Occupation/role Series
Spencer Matthews 26 Educated at Eton and Mander Portman Woodward London. Author. Heir to Eden Rock Hotel St. Barths. 1–present
Alexandra 'Binky' Felstead 24 Fashion and beauty blogger. Educated at Dallington School Taunton School, St Andrew's Prep & Millfield. 1–present
Rosie Fortescue 24 Fashion blogger. Educated at Downe House and Goldsmiths reading History of Art. Rosie has a twin sister. 1–present
Mark-Francis Vandelli 25 Heir to the fortune of his mother, a Russian princess and muse of Yves St Laurent. Educated at St Paul's and UCL. 1–present
Francesca Hull 28 Blogger and founder of Big Smoke PR. Her mother, Karen, owns a boutique named Amelia's Attic located in Salcombe. 1–present
Louise Thompson 24 Owner and creator of Pocket London. Educated at Downe House and Edinburgh University. 1–present
Victoria Baker-Harber 25 Swimwear designer. Educated at the University of the Arts London and Regent's College London. 2–present
Jamie Laing 25 Creator of Candy Kittens and heir to McVitie's. Educated at Radley and Leeds. 2–present
Oliver Proudlock 27 Creator of Serge De Nimes fashion label. Educated at Eton and Newcastle. 2–present
Andy Jordan 24 Money-Broker and musician, signed to Insanity Group. Model for Jam Industries. Educated at Teddies and Leeds. 4–present
Stevie Johnson 25 Private finance and sauna entrepreneur. Educated at Eton and Leeds. 4–present
Lucy Watson 23 Socialite. Model. Creator of Creature Jewellery. Educated at St Catherine's School, Bramley and Godalming College. 4–present
Alex Mytton 23 Educated at Lord Wandsworth College and Oxford Brookes. Ex-boyfriend of Binky and Phoebe. 5-present
Fran Newman-Young 25 Music Manager and Creative Consultant. Educated at Hurtwood House, St Catherine's School, Bramley and Leeds. 5–present
Stephanie Pratt 28 Younger sister of Spencer Pratt. Formerly part of The Hills. Ex-girlfriend of Spencer and Stevie. 6–present
Sam Thompson 22 Louise's brother and ex-boyfriend of Riley. Educated at Bradfield. 6–present
Riley Uggla 20 Educated at Bradfield and Duff Miller Independent Sixth Form College. Studying Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni 7–present
Billie Carroll 22 Fashion Blogger born in the Bahamas. Works in a coffee shop in Manhattan called Kings of Cocoa. NYC–present
Alik Alfus 25 Co-owner of his family's business, Libra Leather. Educated at Riverdale High School. NYC–present

Supporting cast[edit]

Cast member Age Occupation/role Series
Jane Felstead Agony aunt at the Daily Mail, Binky's mum. 1–present

Former cast[edit]

Cast member Age Occupation/role Series
Anna-Louise Felstead 34 Artist living in New York, Binky's sister. NYC
Jana Kaye Fashion Model, Entrepreneur and Model. In a polyamorous relationship with Jules. NYC
Jules Hamilton 29 International Model and Film Producer from New York. Educated at Riverdale High School. NYC
Carson Eisenhart 24 Luxury real estate agent from New York. Best Friend of Billie. NYC
Gabriella Ellis 24 Educated at Gillotts School. Singer/Songwriter. She, CJ Chapman and Ianthe are the only three not to have attended a private school. 1–4, NYC
Aurelie Mason-Perez 19 Close friend of Riley. Educated at Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle and Duff Miller Independent Sixth Form College. 7
Georgia Toffolo 19 Friend of Sam, also known as Toff. Educated at Blundell's School. 7
Sophie Hermann 25 Founder of 'Sophie Hermann London'. Granddaughter of Mustang Jeans founder Louise Hermann. 6–7
Christiane Stinnes 19 Ex-girlfriend of Sam and Spencer. 7
Erik Soderbergh 28 American model signed to Model Management. Close friend of Stephanie Pratt. 7
Emma Miller 24 Fashion blogger. Long-term friend of Spencer Matthews. Educated at Torquay Comprehensive school and KCL. 7
Robbo McCallum 23 Jack Wills Seasonnaires Marketing Manager and creative director at Ping. Friend of Alex Mytton. 7
Francis Boulle 25 Entrepreneur, heir to a diamond fortune. Educated at The Oratory School, Edinburgh and Regent's College London. 1–6
Phoebe-Lettice Thompson 22 Personal assistant at Tatler and photographer. Educated at Hurtwood House and Godalming College. Alex's ex-girlfriend 5–6
Poppy Fisher 22 Stevie's ex-girlfriend. Educated at Stowe School and Newcastle University 6
Tiff Reason 20 Educated at James Allen's Girls' School and University of Bristol. Briefly dated Stevie. 6
Belle Hardinge 20 Educated at James Allen's Girls' School and Newcastle University. 6
Freddie Hickman 22 Educated at Cranleigh School and Newcastle University. 6
Dave 'Miffy' Mifsud 22 Educated at Dulwich College and Newcastle University. 6
Ollie Locke 27 Educated at Hampshire Collegiate School & Newcastle. Author of "Laid in Chelsea". 1–5
Camilla 'Millie' Mackintosh 23 Makeup artist. Distant heir to Quality Street. Married Professor Green on 10 September 2013 at Babington House, Somerset. 1–5
Richard Dinan 25 Entrepreneur, founder of The Phantom Card. Educated at Teddies and left at age 18 to become a full-time entrepreneur. 3–5
Oscar Ligenza 26 Friend of Ollie Locke. 5
Ashley James 25 Model and Presenter. Educated at Sedbergh School and Nottingham. Dated Francis and Ollie. 4–5
Josh Coombs 27 Works in design. Ex-boyfriend of Phoebe. 5
Olivia Newman-Young 22 Make-up artist, sister of Fran. Educated at Hurtwood House. Best Friend of Phoebe. 5
Tara Keeney 18 Student. Educated at the North London Collegiate School and the Bristol Ex-girlfriend of Jamie. 5
Fredrik Ferrier 24 Model. Educated at The Oratory School and Bristol. 1–4
Carly Rothman 20 Works in PR. Best friend of Lucy. 4
Ross Crae 20 Publicist and media double of Francis Boulle. 4
Sam Cussins 24 Sports marketing. Educated at Charterhouse and Leeds 4
Ianthe Cochrane-Stack 27 Model, fashion student. Educated at the high-performing Waldegrave School for Girls and Esher College, both of which are state-run. 4
Sophia Sassoon 23 Actress and model. Educated at St. George's School, Ascot and Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. 4
Catherine 'Caggie' Dunlop 24 Singer/songwriter, creator of ISWAI fashion label. Educated at The Harrodian School, Wellington College and Strasberg. 1–3
Hugo Taylor 26 Head of PR for The Bourne Collection. Educated at Harrow and the Courtauld Institute of Art. 1–3
Amber Atherton 22 Entrepreneur, model. Educated at Benenden and the London College of Fashion. 1–3
Gabilicious Tristao 29 Singer. Educated at Francis Holland. 1–3
Kimberley Garner 23 Property heiress, model, actress and fashion designer. Read at St. George's School, Ascot. Director of Kimberley London Ltd. 3
Natalie Joel 23 Model, Hugo's girlfriend. Read at WBAIS Israel and Nottingham. 3
Karin Joel 23 Natalie's twin sister. 3
Harriet Loder 23 Best friend of Kimberley. Partner at BBA Germany, international bloodstock agency for thoroughbred horses.[13] 3
Gemma Gregory 30 An intern for Richard, model for The Kooples. Educated at Wycombe Abbey 2–3
Chloe Green 23 Daughter of Sir Philip Green, heiress to The Arcadia Group and Footwear designer of CJG shoes. Ex-girlfriend of Ollie. 2
Alice Davidson 20 Caggie's cousin, model for Serge De Nîmes. 2
James Ryan 19 Intern for Francis Boulle. 2
Agne Motiejunaite 34 Intern/PA for Francis Boulle. 1
Funda Önal 29 Model, Spencer's ex-girlfriend. 1
CJ Chapman 26 Friend of Hugo. Read at Charters School. 1
Jonathon Moar 20 Friend of Binky. Creator of Chelscenes clothing line. 1

Royal links[edit]

Hugo Taylor has been credited as one of the creators of the show, having originally created a pilot with an almost identical concept for MTV in 2008 before the programme was sold to E4 and Monkey Productions.[14] Hugo had signed up many genuine socialites and high-society members who then dropped out when they realised being on the programme could affect their social standing. Princess Eugenie was being mooted to make a cameo but like many others she pulled out too.[15] In 2008 Hugo was rumoured to be dating Princess Eugenie.[16] He is also known to be friends with Chelsy Davy, the ex-girlfriend of Prince Harry.[17]

Out of the entire Made In Chelsea cast, Oliver Proudlock could be the most well connected among royal circles. As a schoolboy he attended Eton with younger cast members Spencer and Stevie, however he graduated from the famous boarding school in the same year as Prince Harry. Proudlock shares many close friends with the Prince, including Viscount Erleigh (also known as Julian Rufus Isaacs), Arthur Landon[18] and Tom Inskip.[19]

James Matthews, the brother of cast member Spencer, dated Pippa Middleton in 2012.[20] This was actually mentioned in a conversation between Jamie and Spencer during an episode of series 5. Spencer has been quoted in interviews as saying he knows "most of the Royals".[21] He is close friends with Dave Clark, the current boyfriend of Princess Beatrice.

Former cast member Richard Dinan is not only friends with Prince Harry but his cousin Cressida Bonas is an ex-girlfriend of the Prince.[22]

Former cast member Amber Atherton left the show in the third season in order to concentrate on her jewellery business. She has personally sold items to the Duchess of Cambridge.[23]

Ratings[edit]

Series Episodes Series premiere Series finale Average viewers
1 8 9 May 2011 27 June 2011 655,000
2 10 19 September 2011 21 November 2011 543,000
3 10 2 April 2012 4 June 2012 799,000
4 10 15 October 2012 17 December 2012 708,000
5 11 8 April 2013 17 June 2013 900,000
6 10 14 October 2013 16 December 2013 918,000
7 11 7 April 2014 16 June 2014 1,137,000
NYC 6 10 August 2014 14 September 2014 TBA
8 TBC 13 October 2014 TBC
9 TBA 2015 2015

These viewing figures are taken from BARB.

Series[edit]

Series 1 (2011)[edit]

The first series mostly revolves around the relationship between long time friends Caggie and Spencer. Although they both have openly strong feelings for each other they have never acted upon them. The situation is made complicated when Caggie meets Spencer's girlfriend Funda who suspects is going on between the friends. Funda confronts Caggie her feelings who assures her nothing is going on. After this Caggie invites Funda out with the girls to try and ensure a civil relationship with her. Soon after this however, Spencer breaks up with Funda, telling her they are too different. He and Hugo then decide to take Caggie and Millie away to Cannes for the weekend to celebrate Caggie's birthday. Whilst away Spencer tells Caggie he has broken up with Funda and is in love with her but she tells them it is too soon after his relationship. After this rejection Spencer decides to try and play it cool and ignore Caggie which results in her telling him that he shouldn't treat her like that as her friend and she isn't going to bow down to him after being single for a matter of days. Caggie reveals to Millie that she's decided to go back to New York and asks her not to tell Hugo for fear that Spencer will go and persuade her not to leave. However, she decides to tell him herself because she knows he would never forgive her for not saying goodbye. After the two a kiss before she leaves, Spencer rushes to the airport to stop her but is told by Millie he's too late and she has gone.

Spencer's best friend Hugo is also caught in a love triangle between himself, Millie and Rosie. Even though the two girls are aware of the other's attraction to Hugo, Millie bids on him in a charity auction winning a date. Hugo seems to lead them on by telling them both he enjoys spending time with them than the other. However, whilst Spencer is telling Rosie she has nothing to worry as Hugo and Millie are just friends, the two a kiss. After this however, he decides that he likes Rosie and tells Millie. He goes to Rosie who then tells him she doesn't want to act on her feelings and she wants to stay friends. In Cannes Hugo and Millie another kiss, Millie tells Rosie and asks if she is sure she is okay with this. Rosie then decides to tell Hugo she has feelings for him expecting him to like her back but instead he tells her he is happy with Millie and the two confirm their relationship.

Another relationship within the series is that of Ollie and Gabriella. Gabriella is deeply in love with Ollie but it always seems that Ollie does not feel the same and she decides to do something special for his birthday - skiing. However, tension builds as unknown to Gabriella, Ollie also invites his two best friends Binky and Cheska which she is unhappy with. After the ski trip, the relationship finally caves after Ollie admits that he is bisexual and needs to be single so that he can think what he wants, ending the relationship. Binky spends time with both Ollie and Gabriella separately but lies to them and says she hasn't seen the other. Ollie decides he wants to try his hand at modelling, however he is told he will have to cut off his hair which he isn't too keen on. After bumping into the trio Gabriella is invited to the masked ball but is unimpressed when Ollie spends his time talking to another girl. After this, whilst trying to get a guy for Cheska in the park, Ollie ends up getting a date with him. The date goes well and the two attend the polo together. Cheska and Binky decide it's best to tell Gabriella that Ollie has been seeing a guy and she then meets him during the match. She speaks to Ollie privately and tells him she is happy for him before walking off with a date of her own.

Meanwhile, after not very many attempts to woo Caggie, Millie tells Francis that Caggie is not interested. Distraught, he hires Agne as his intern and a close friendly relationship develops. However, she goes on a date with Fredrik who is also keen on her. The two discuss the situation afterwards and decide to both keep dating her so as not to let her get in the way of their friendship. They reveal this arrangement to Amber and Rosie, the latter disclosing the information to Agne herself. This leads to a confrontation between Francis and Rosie where he tells her to keep out of his business. Disgusted with the idea of the two men sharing her and shocked by Francis' behaviour, Agne decides to hand in her resignation letter. During the polo Francis apologises to Agne and asks her out on a date to which she accepts.

Series 2 (2011)[edit]

Hugo and Millie's relationship starts to deteriorate as rumours spread Hugo playing away and this eventually leads to the end of their relationship. Millie is comforted by Caggie who also reveals that Hugo did cheat on her. After confronting him Millie decides to leave London for some space. When she returns, the former couple have no contact until he confronts her with the information that she also cheated on him prior to his indiscretion. After some time, the two begin to mend their friendship and spend time together. Rosie becomes offended when Millie asks her if anything happened with Hugo whilst she was in Monaco but when it is revealed that they did hook up Millie is left devastated again.

Ollie is in a new relationship with Chloe but Cheska and Binky feel caught in the middle as they try to maintain their friendship with Gabriella. They tell him he can't cut her out of his life but also worry she isn't coping with the break up after she casts an Ollie lookalike in the music video for her song 'Fight'. Following this Chloe decides she needs to speak to Gabriella and tells her the effect she is having on her relationship and, although the girls become friends, Chloe and Ollie's relationship eventually ends for other reasons. Cheska begins seeing Kendal, one of the Ollie look-a-likes, and invites him to a dinner party with the gang. When Binky goes to Caggie's gig instead of dinner, Cheska becomes upset because of the argument she had with Hugo and feels Binky isn't supporting her splitting the group apart. After going to Morocco with Spencer and the group, Binky realises how much she misses Cheska and Ollie and apologises. Ollie decides he wants to release a book 21st century men and relationships.

Spencer tells his friends he has moved on from Caggie and enters a 'friends with benefits' relationship with old flame Louise. The two grow extremely close but become strained when Caggie returns as the latter struggles to be around the couple and Spencer struggles to be around both the girls. Louise, sensing his feelings, decides to end things with him just as Caggie grows close to Proudlock. This is short-lived as Caggie's cousin Alice comes to visit and begins seeing Proudlock. Whilst away in Morocco, Spencer tells Caggie that he loves her but she rejects him, saying that she only likes him as a friend. The tension increases when Thomas, a guy that Caggie met in Paris, suddenly arrives in London, wanting to spend time with her. Deeply hurt, Spencer decides to distance himself from Caggie, which upsets her as she still wants to remain close friends and she realises how important he is to her and the two resume their friendship. However, in a Christmas special it is announced after a trip to Finland that something has happened between Caggie and Spencer but their relationship status is left unknown as Caggie leaves for Australia with Proudlock.

Jamie, long time friend of Spencer and Hugo, returns to London and is told to curb his spending habits. He also asks Rosie out on a date and hopes to get closer to her during a country get-away at his manor; however, she doesn't seem interested and rejects him. After this, he asks Spencer permission to ask Louise on a date and decides he wants to open his own sweet shop but is told he needs a full business plan before his funds will be released. Jamie then asks Louise out on a date and, although they have a good time, she tells him she is returning to Edinburgh for university. When she returns, she decides to remain friends with Jamie after discovering he had a one-night stand with Gabriella.

Amber attempts to woo Francis to get to finance her new jewellery line. He also asks Louise out on a date and is introduced to Chloe's friend Natalia. During his casino night Francis calls Amber's bluff on her intentions; she admits that she wants him involved with her jewellery line, to which he accepts. He then meets up with Natalia again and they begin dating. Francis also selects a new intern, James, to set up new ventures.

Series 3 (2012)[edit]

Filming for series three began in January 2012. New additions to the cast included property heiress, model, actress and fashion designer Kimberley Garner. Other new cast members for series three were Hugo's girlfriend Natalie Joel as well as supporting cast members Karin Joel and Harriet Loder. The series synopsis reads "The beautiful and affluent Chelsea players are back for a third series. Hearts continue to be broken, heels remain high and the only things sharper than their suits are their tongues". This series marks the departure of long-serving cast members Caggie Dunlop and Hugo Taylor as well as supporting cast members Amber Atherton, Gabilicious Tristao and Gemma Gregory. On 26 March 2012, the first full-length trailer for the series was revealed. The third series began on 2 April 2012 for ten episodes.

Episode One (2 April 2012)

After finally getting together with Spencer at the end of Series 2, Caggie escaped to Australia for a holiday with Proudlock. On her return, she ignores Spencer's calls, and has another man's name tattooed on her arm. Millie has a new rapper boyfriend and an internship at a fashion magazine. Meanwhile, Hugo's found true love with his new girlfriend Natalie and is spending less time with the boys. But he's in for a nasty surprise when he finds out that Jamie and Spencer plan to move in together. Jamie and Louise's romance has fizzled out, despite neither of them wanting the relationship to end. But things could be about to change when Jamie meets Proudlock's foxy church-going friend Kimberley, who is single and looking for love. Ollie's eccentric best friend Richard is introduced to the group. A self-made millionaire at the age of 25 makes Richard hot property for Chelsea's Bridget Jones, Cheska. Ollie tries to play cupid, but it's soon apparent that Richard has already broken quite a few hearts among Ollie's friends.

Episode Two (9 April 2012)

With Caggie heading off on tour, Spencer channels his frustration by taunting Jamie, but when Spencer starts meddling in Jamie's relationship with Kimberly he finds out just how far Jamie can be pushed. Rosie organises a lunch for Hugo's new lady Natalie to meet 'the girls', but excludes Millie and Caggie, who inadvertently turn up. The scowls across the room are frosty to say the least, but Natalie shocks them all when she walks over to Millie to introduce herself. Cheska plucks up the courage to ask Richard Dinan to her charity fundraising night, but things don't go to plan when Gabriella makes a move on the millionaire entrepreneur.

Episode Three (16 April 2012)

The Jamie and Spencer rivalry continues with hot new girl Kimberley, who agrees to date both of them. However, Jamie realises that he still has feelings for Louise and decides it's time to lay his heart on the line. Professor Green drops off a scantily clad Millie at Harriet's pyjama party, while Mark Francis wonders at the guests' extreme bedroom attire. Party girl Gemma Gregory is back in town and in need of a job - will she be able to impress self-made millionaire Richard Dinan, who is on the look-out for a new PA? And there's a heated showdown when Gabriella discovers that Cheska has been spreading rumours about her relationship with Richard.

Episode Four (23 April 2012)

Jamie and Spencer confide in each other about their recent rendezvous with Louise. Jamie says he travelled to see her in Edinburgh, while Spencer confesses he hooked up with her too. Louise says Spencer is lying, but who is playing games? The three are finally in the same room at Hugo's hotel party, where the truth is revealed. And at a Point-to-Point, it's not only horses that are racing as Richard has eyes for Kimberley, while Cheska and Gabriella have eyes for him. The sexual tension leads to another showdown between the girls. Also, Millie and Rosie face an emotional moment of truth about their ailing friendship.

Episode Five (30 April 2012)

Louise and Jamie make a go of their romance with an unusual date, while a spurned Spencer seeks comfort in the arms of a luscious-lipped old flame. Millie makes amends with Hugo and forges a surprising relationship with his new girlfriend Natalie, annoying her nemesis Rosie. Ollie decides it's time to find himself a man, so he takes Richard out to a gay bar and attracts the attention of a hunky blonde. Fred moves into the world of art and hosts an exhibition at a gallery, where Spencer makes quite an entrance with his new plus-one. Louise is adamant that she's over Spencer, but Jamie's not so sure.

Episode Six (7 May 2012)

Spencer, Hugo, Natalie, Millie, Louise and Sophie head off to Dubai for a luxury few days away and to celebrate Louise's birthday. But with Jamie stuck in England, will Louise be able to resist Spencer's flirtatious advances? Hugo introduces Natalie to his father, QC Taylor, while out in Dubai. The loving couple are totally smitten, but will they get his dad's seal of approval, and are wedding bells on the horizon? Back in Chelsea, Richard goes to brainstorm song ideas for his business advert with Gabriella. Richard's under pressure after having to fire his PA Gemma. Can Binky come to the rescue? Cheska feels protective over her new 'friend' Richard Dinan after Kimberley expresses an interest, but Richard is starting to tire of her meddlesome ways, so it might be time for a frank chat...

Episode Seven (14 May 2012)

Spencer and Louise return from Dubai to find Jamie on their doorstep demanding some answers. Spencer claims his feelings for Louise are genuine and that he wants her to be his girlfriend, but she is confused and needs time to think. Millie and Natalie organise a trip to the spa to help Louise reach a decision. Rosie gets wind of it and, encouraged by Hugo, turns up to support Louise along with Cheska and Victoria. Inevitably, Millie gives them a frosty reception and another classic Millie and Rosie bust up turns a relaxing spa trip into a disaster. Back in Chelsea, Jamie finally decides to confront Spencer, but is adamant that he has no interest in being friends with him. And Louise returns from the spa with her final decision made. Meanwhile, Richard is wooing Kimberley in helicopters, fast cars and fancy restaurants, but Cheska and Binky stumble across a Kimberley secret that could sabotage everything.

Episode Eight (21 May 2012)

After their dramatic return from Dubai, and having to finally confront the reality of betraying their friend Jamie, Spencer and Louise finally get a chance to just hang out in London and, despite the odd insecurity, their new relationship is blossoming. Meanwhile, Cheska and Binky are up to no good when they organise a secret meeting with Kimberley's ex-boyfriend Diego and discover that Kimberley isn't as innocent as she appears. Jamie decides to throw a Scottish Reeling party so that the gang can show off their country dancing skills. As the bagpipes play, Kimberley comes face to face with her past, with a little help from Cheska and Binky, of course. Richard is far from pleased and Kimberley storms out. Hugo finally realises that he's the only person who can resolve the Millie v Rosie stand-off, so he plots to bring them together to clear the air. But will Hugo's plan work, or will he discover that honesty isn't always the best policy?

Episode Nine (28 May 2012)

Following Diego's dramatic entrance with Cheska at the Scottish reeling party, Richard has decided a romantic holiday to the Amalfi Coast is the perfect solution for him and Kimberley. But, in a hilarious sequence of events, it seems that the couple are not going to be alone. Ollie, Cheska, Binky and Gabriella are all going too. The dream trip soon becomes a nightmare as the rain beats down relentlessly and Kimberley settles old scores with Cheska. Richard tells Cheska and Binky that he doesn't approve of their meddling and a distraught Cheska wonders whether she should have kept Diego's revelations a secret rather than potentially losing a friend. Back home, Jamie is having fun with Proudlock and Francis, trying new ways of meeting 'cultured chicas'. But, having failed to bag himself a date, Jamie refuses to attend Natalie's drinks party, leading Spencer to believe that he's still holding a grudge. Elsewhere, Millie offers an olive branch to Rosie by inviting her to her make-up party, along with a new face - beautiful model Henrietta.

Episode Ten (4 June 2012)

Feeling the loss of his best mate Jamie, Spencer seeks advice from an old friend and flame, Caggie. Jamie and Francis audition a string of beauties in their search for Candy Kittens and they find the perfect mix of brains and beauty with new hottie Hetty (Henrietta). Following their bust-up in Italy, Kimberley meets up with Cheska, but the conversation soon turns sour and ends in a heated exchange. Richard then deals Cheska a final crushing blow, leaving her in floods of tears. Ollie throws a 1960s-themed party in the country. But there's palpable tension when Louise tries to make amends with Jamie. Richard speaks to Kimberley to gauge what's going on in their relationship, but the uncommitted response doesn't seem to inspire confidence - was Cheska right all along? Jamie and Spencer finally talk to one another about their feelings and regrets. The series culminates with Jamie finally forgiving Spencer.

Series 3' End of Season Party (11 June 2012)

Rick Edwards hosts as the stars of Made in Chelsea get together to set the record straight on some of the most talked-about stories of the third series. Millie, Spencer, Kimberley and all the gang are on hand at an exclusive venue in Chelsea, as Rick puts the cast under the spotlight and asks the burning questions every fan wants answered...

Series 4 (2012)[edit]

Filming for series four began in July 2012 and featured filming locations such as Saint-Tropez and Cannes. New additions to the cast included money-broker and musician Andy Jordan, socialite Stevie Johnson and model Lucy Watson. Other new cast members for series four were Sophia Sassoon, Ianthe Cochrane-Stack, Sam Cussins, Ross Crae and Carly Rothman. The series synopsis reads "Chelsea's glitziest twenty-somethings make an eagerly-anticipated return in a new series filled with familiar friendships, heartbreaks and bust-ups.". This series marks the departure of supporting cast member Fredrik Ferrier. On 8 October 2012, the first full-length trailer for the series was revealed. The fourth series began on 15 October 2012 for eleven episodes including a Christmas Special.

Episode One (15 October 2012)

After spending the summer apart, Spencer and Louise finally catch up in the glamorous French Riviera town of Saint Tropez, where some of our Chelsea favourites have gathered to party at Victoria's new swimwear launch. Spencer is keen to patch things up with Louise, and put his single, partying days behind him, but there's trouble in paradise when two newcomers move in on the scene... the charming and charismatic Andy, and wingman Stevie. Meanwhile, back in Chelsea, Richard has been spotted around town with a mystery blonde on his arm. Cheska and Binky become alarmed at Ollie's increasingly strange behaviour, and, as the gang return to London, Millie helps Proudlock plan a house-warming party for his new flatmates Jamie and Francis.

Episode Two (22 October 2012)

Binky and Jamie agree to go on their first date, but their golfing fun is gatecrashed by new boys Sam and Andy, who to Jamie's dismay decide to pot a few holes alongside them. Ollie attempts a date with Danielle following his revelation that he wants to date women again. But Binky and Cheska are worried about him... is he really happy? Spencer takes his old Eton friend Stevie under his wing, who just so happens to be Andy's best friend too. Everyone is suspicious, but Spencer says he's ready to make amends with Andy and invites him to his birthday party. But can Spencer really let things go and handle Louise being friends with Andy?

Episode Three (29 October 2012)

Binky is far from impressed with Jamie's continued indecision about their relationship and it looks as though it may destroy any hope of them ever being together. Chelsea's very own Bridget Jones, Cheska, is still on the lookout for love and decides to concentrate her attentions on new boy Sam, but will her advances be welcome? After years of being in New York, Spencer's ex-girlfriend, Sophia Sassoon, is back in town and she's on the lookout for a British boy. Tongues are wagging at the sight of this sassy, straight-talking new addition to the Chelsea set, but who will make the first move? And Gabriella is back from Greece and wants to spend time with Binky, Ollie and Cheska, so they head off for a detox retreat in the country, but will their time together be as relaxing as they'd hoped?

Episode Four (5 November 2012)

Jamie continues to pursue Binky after being turned down for a second date. He declares his feelings for her at Proudlock's party, and things seem magical, but by the next day he's had a change of heart, leaving Binky distraught. Andy still has feelings for Louise, much to Spencer's irritation. Looking for a healthy distraction, Andy goes on a date with new girl in town Sophia Sassoon. Meanwhile, Ollie and Gabriella share some heartfelt moments when he comforts her after her split with her Greek boyfriend.

Episode Five (12 November 2012)

Cheska is determined to take Binky's mind off her heartbreak, so arranges a kinky spanking workshop and a glitzy girls' night out. Elsewhere, the boys have their own night out. The mood is ruined when Andy pushes Spencer too far, resulting in another showdown and Spencer going AWOL. Meanwhile, two new hot Chelsea girls, Lucy and Carly, manage to catch the group's eye. Stevie tries to steal their attention, but it's Jamie who triumphs and secures a 'date' for the next morning with Lucy.

Episode Six (19 November 2012)

While Binky is healing her broken heart, Jamie is busy texting Lucy for a second date. But when Rosie throws a black-tie dinner party, Lucy is juggling invitations from Jamie and Andy. Who will she pick, and is she playing games? Egos are bruised and tempers flare over the salmon and champagne as an argument of epic proportions unfolds. Sparks fly as Francis and Sophia appear to rekindle their old flame, but events take a dramatic turn when Proudlock decides he'd like to get involved with Sophia.

Episode Seven (26 November 2012)

Andy is keen to patch up his friendship with Jamie after the fallout at Rosie's dinner party over Lucy, but who will self-confessed player Lucy choose? As the love triangle between Sophia, Proudlock and Francis continues Sophia begins to wonder if she has feelings for Francis. Binky, Cheska and Ollie's mums get together over champagne to discuss the lives of their children... and Jamie has the misfortune of stumbling across them. It's party time again when Andy and Stevie host a 1920s Prohibition-style party. The speakeasy is in full swing, but Jamie learns something about Lucy that changes everything.

Episode Eight (3 December 2012)

Sophia is struggling with her feelings about the love triangle that she's in when Proudlock takes her on a date to the zoo, but Francis insists they can't even hang out as friends. Andy and Lucy's relationship is under pressure when Lucy maintains that the rumours about her are false, while Spencer insists that she's lying.

Episode Nine (10 December 2012)

Following Lucy's angry confrontation with Spencer at the Lost Boys party, Andy meets up with her to receive some very unwelcome news. Spencer puts pressure on his relationship with Louise by telling her he plans to move in with Francis, Proudlock and Jamie. Meanwhile, Ollie, Richard, Cheska, Binky and Gabriella head to Amsterdam for a weekend of hedonism, but Binky is shocked by an unexpected arrival.

Episode Ten (17 December 2012)

There's trouble in paradise as Louise struggles with the idea of Spencer moving in with the boys. Ollie and Gabriella pick up the pieces after their Amsterdam fling. Chelsea's newest couple, Francis and Ashley, are growing closer, but Millie says she must tell Francis how she feels before it's too late. And Mark Francis brings summer back to London with a 1950s Capri-inspired party, but Jamie goes cold when he finds out who Binky has been getting steamy with.

Episode Eleven/Christmas Special (24 December 2012)

It's Christmas in Chelsea and that means parties and drama. Things have been strained between Ollie and Gabriella since their dalliance in Amsterdam. But when Cheska and the gang catch up with Gabriella, she reveals some life-changing plans. Torn between his feelings for Ashley and Sophia, Francis gets more than he bargained for when he meets up with Sophia to exchange Christmas presents. Spencer arranges a meeting between Louise and Jamie in the hope that they can bury the hatchet, but the conversation turns to problems closer to home. And, at the Christmas party, Millie and Rosie confront Spencer on what they've heard about him from Francis. This leads to the situation escalating quickly with Millie slapping Spencer after Louise leaves crying.

Series 4' End of Season Party (30 December 2013)

Rick Edwards goes to SW3 to meet the Made in Chelsea cast. There are heated chats, a musical surprise, fantasy scenes, the traditional girls v. boys showdown, and plenty of Chelsea gossip.

Series 5 (2013)[edit]

Filming for series five commenced in January 2013. New additions to the cast were Alex Mytton, Phoebe-Lettuce Thompson, Josh Coombs, Tara Keeney and sisters Fran and Olivia Newman-Young. The series synopsis reads "London's glamorous young socialites return for fifth series. Expect more highs and lows as we take a ringside seat through their lives and loves". This series marks the departure of long-serving cast members Ollie Locke and Millie Mackintosh as well as supporting cast members Richard Dinan and Ashley James. On 1 April 2013, the first full-length trailer for the series was revealed. The fifth series began on 8 April 2013 for eleven episodes.

Episode One (8 April 2013)

The explosive revelation at Christmas that Spencer cheated on Louise still has tempers running high. Spencer and Louise return from a long break in the sunshine, during which it seems they have got their relationship back on track, but their welcome home may not be what the pair were expecting. Jamie and Proudlock have agreed to move in with Francis, instead of the original plan of moving in with Spencer. And, while Spencer is left feeling rejected by the boys, Millie and Rosie make it clear to Louise that they are not happy about her rekindled romance with him. But while these friendships and relationships are falling apart, a new romance has begun: Ollie Locke has fallen for Ashley, much to the bewilderment of her old flame Francis.

Episode Two (15 April 2013)

Spencer is still smarting from having lost out to Francis in his bid to live with Jamie and Proudlock. Andy has arranged a surprise ski trip to Verbier, inviting new girls Fran, Olivia and Phoebe along with a few select others. The mix is risky and it's not long before sparks fly. And there's more trouble on the slopes when Francis lets a secret slip that Jamie has been keen to hide from everyone. Back in Chelsea, Cheska, Ashley and Ollie have noticed that Binky is spending less time with them since making an unexpected new friend.

Episode Three (22 April 2013)

Fashion Week has descended upon the capital and the Chelsea set have front row seats to all the must-see shows. What better excuse to pop the champagne cork and party? Spencer and Louise's relationship is still uncertain, and having spent some time apart they have come to a conclusion. Jamie is enjoying being in love, but will a revelation by Lucy rock the boat? While doing a little spring cleaning in Ollie's flat, Ashley stumbles across an X-rated DVD.

Episode Four (29 April 2013)

Lucy is frustrated when she finds out that Jamie has a girlfriend. Spurred on by Binky's mum, she decides to confront him. Ashley arranges a lunch to get to know Ollie's best friend Oscar and, despite Spencer and Louise's break-up, relations are still strained. Just as it appears that most relationships in Chelsea are falling apart, a trip to the country sparks a new romance.

Episode Five (6 May 2013)

After their dramatic break-up, Spencer and Louise have both decided it's time to move on. However, as is often the case in Chelsea, it's complicated, and with new love interests come more complex relationship tangles. Meanwhile, Ollie and Ashley have to face up to some home truths about their relationship.

Episode Six (13 May 2013)

Spencer whisks Lucy away on a romantic date, while Andy takes Louise bowling. Jamie, Josh, Proudlock and Spencer get revved up for a day at a car test track and Josh takes the opportunity to air his grievances to Proudlock. Meanwhile, Mark's first magazine deadline looms, so he enlists Binky to star in a lavish photo shoot.

Episode Seven (20 May 2013)

It's games in the garden, country dancing and bunting ahoy as Binky and her mum host a barn dance, but what drama will unfold in the country? Romance is in the air as Louise and Andy get closer, but is Louise really over Spencer? And while Lucy and Spencer continue to hang out, how does Jamie feel about his best mate keeping company with the girl he hates most in Chelsea? Meanwhile, Proudlock spends some quality time with Phoebe, and Ollie and Ashley face up to the problems in their relationship.

Episode Eight (27 May 2013)

As things seem to have cooled off between Lucy and Spencer, Lucy embraces her new single status with a night out that sparks romance with a handsome stranger. Following her split from Proudlock, Phoebe opens up to Jamie about her past tumultuous relationship. Despite Andy's concern that Louise has unresolved anger towards Spencer, he becomes increasingly smitten with her. Meanwhile, Lucy - still at loggerheads with Louise - tells Andy that Louise isn't welcome at her housewarming party.

Episode Nine (3 June 2013)

Tensions run high in Chelsea after Lucy's eventful pubwarming party. Jamie and Proudlock are worried about Spencer, while Phoebe is reeling about a situation with her ex-boyfriend. Alex and Jamie decide it's time to come clean about a few home truths, and Ollie has a surprise reunion with ex-girlfriend Ashley that causes some fireworks.

Episode Ten (10 June 2013)

Having spent a week away from it all in Barcelona, Spencer has asked Jamie to bring a group of friends out to join him. Back in Chelsea, with Olivia and Phoebe also away in Spain, Binky decides to take Fran under her wing and arranges an evening out with some well-known, but unlikely, suitors. Meanwhile, Francis and Proudlock make it their mission to get fit by joining a local running club, and it's not long before someone catches their eye.

Episode Eleven (17 June 2013)

The series finale sees Louise returns to Chelsea after graduating from university and arrives back in the arms of a very happy Andy, but, out of the blue, a revelation rocks Andy's world. Meanwhile, Spencer and Lucy seem to be going from strength to strength, but how will Louise's news affect Spencer? And Oscar finally plucks up the courage to ask Fran out on a date, but there's one big obstacle in the way. This is the last episode to feature long-serving cast member Ollie Locke.

Series 5' End of Season Party (24 June 2013)

Rick Edwards is in SW3 to meet the Made in Chelsea cast at the glamorous 'spoons' awards ceremony. Find out who is victorious in 'The Most Accurate Description of Spencer Matthews' and 'Insult of the Series' categories as the cast compete for the all-important silver spoon awards. There's also plenty of heated chat, surprise revelations, fantasy scenes and hot Chelsea gossip from Series 5.

Series 6 (2013)[edit]

Filming for series six commenced in July 2013 and continued until November 2013. The first episode synopsis reads "The beautiful people of Chelsea return for a sixth series with drama, parties and heartbreaks. Spencer's new role comforting Louise isn't sitting well with Andy". Stephanie Pratt makes a special appearance from episode two onwards.[10][24] On 7 October 2013, the first full-length trailer for the series was revealed.[25] The sixth series began on 14 October 2013 for eleven episodes including a Christmas Special.


Episode One (14 October 2013)

After the shock revelation at the end of the last series - that Louise had spent the night at another man's house - it looks like she and Andy have got things back on track... or have they? Spencer and Lucy's relationship looks well and truly derailed since she found out his cheating, but now he's comforting Louise and this isn't sitting well with Andy.Meanwhile, Phoebe is not happy to discover that her ex, Alex, is getting close to Fran.

Episode Two (21 October 2013)

Following their split, Louise is determined not to give up on her relationship with Andy, and creates a plan to win him back. But can Andy overcome Spencer's growing involvement in Louise's life? Lucy is unimpressed when Spencer sets his romantic sights further afield, and swaps Chelsea girls for a mystery Californian. Undeterred by strong words from Phoebe, Fran and Alex arrange a one-on-one. Jamie treads on dangerous ground as he begins a flirtation with Lucy. And Mark Francis and Victoria introduce their fashion designer friend Sophie Hermann, as the gang watch polo at Guards.

Episode Three (28 October 2013)

Long-time flirters Jamie and Phoebe are finally going on a date, but their romantic night out is cut short when Phoebe receives a phone call from Louise with some shocking Jamie... Stephanie is becoming very frustrated with Spencer's bachelor nights out and confronts him. Still reeling from Phoebe's wrath, Alex and Fran tread cautiously with their friendship, but there's further upset when Alex backs out of their candlelit dinner and goes out with Binky instead.

Episode Four (4 November 2013)

Rosie has arranged a spa trip for the girls in a bid to heal rifts among the Chelsea set. But with Phoebe, Fran and Lucy on the same guest list, rest and relaxation is just wishful thinking. And having decided to see where things lead them, Jamie and Lucy continue to hook up. But it's clear that Jamie still holds a flame for Phoebe. Spencer is worried that his best friend is keeping him in the dark his real intentions with Lucy and things come to a head when the gang attend Andy's first gig as a singer-songwriter.

Episode Five (11 November 2013)

Jamie is feeling rather alone and friendless after Spencer's anger towards him and the bombshell discovery that Phoebe has a boyfriend. But how will Phoebe react to Fran, who is the one who has been spreading the all around Chelsea? Spencer holds a dinner party for the guys and decides it's the right time to air his feelings to Jamie. Lucy and Louise put their differences behind them but plan to tell Stephanie Spencer's cheating, and Stevie is busy trying to woo Tiff.

Episode Six (18 November 2013)

Spencer invites a slightly wary Andy on a shooting trip and it's not long before they start to discuss their favourite subject; Louise. Things are hotting up for lovebirds Alex and Binky as they take a trip to the country, where Alex strives to make a good impression on Binky's mum. Francis is busy mentoring Stevie on how to ride a bike, while Cheska organises a jazz and cocktail evening, but drama soon follows for Andy when Louise discovers the truth his affairs.

Episode Seven (25 November 2013)

Phoebe decides to host a dinner party, at which Spencer raises the uncomfortable subject of Jamie's relationship with Lucy and forces him to confess his feelings for her. Fran and Binky decide to move in together, but Fran's past dalliance with Binky's new boyfriend Alex is a cause of friction. Proudlock tries to ascertain whether Lucy still has any feelings for Jamie, and a huge scandal hits Chelsea.

Episode Eight (2 December 2013)

Andy is facing the fallout after Spencer and Louise's recent rumoured reunion - but can he forgive and forget? Binky faces questions Alex's closeness to his first love, Phoebe, while Louise's brother Sam has his eye on a certain older and taller woman, but will his moves prove a little too smooth for the first date? The tables have turned on Jamie, who now finds himself chasing super-cool Lucy. Can the offer of a trip to South Africa melt her heart? And will Spencer really stand back while Jamie pursues his ex?

Episode Nine (9 December 2013)

It's safari time for the Chelsea set as they head off to South Africa. But there's plenty of excess emotional baggage to declare when Lucy finds out that Phoebe is also coming along. Binky and Alex are worried that they're in for a rocky first holiday with his ex in tow. And it's evident during the trip that Jamie and Spencer still have feelings for Lucy - but which of the boys, if either, will Lucy choose Meanwhile, Andy meets a new love interest in Russian beauty Vitalia, but finds out that she's having an on-off relationship with Spencer. How will Spencer react to the that Andy is pursuing one of his exes yet again? And the claws are out when Cheska, Victoria, Sophie, Louise and Rosie meet up for some tarot card reading. Cheska gets than she bargained for and the future looks rocky for the group.

Episode Ten (16 December 2013)

Jamie's back from safari and refusing to give up on his relationship with Lucy. A drunken text from her only adds to his conviction that they're than friends. After their romantic trip to South Africa, Binky and Alex are feeling the pressure to say those all-important three little words to each other. Spencer is irritated that Andy's new love interest is his own 'friend-with-benefits', Russian beauty Vitalia, so he wastes no time in rekindling their casual romance.Fran is feeling left out now that Phoebe has rebuilt bridges with Lucy and the other Chelsea girls. An apology seems the only way forward, but is Phoebe ready to forgive and forget? This is the last episode to feature Phoebe-Lettuce Thompson.

Episode Eleven/Christmas Special (23 December 2013)

With the Christmas season in full swing in Chelsea, Lucy is feeling distinctly unfestive as Jamie is doing his best to avoid her. Alex is in an awkward position when Binky's mum invites him to spend Christmas Day with them. Are things moving too fast for him? Cheska, Fran, Lucy and Binky go ice skating. But the temperature drops to new depths when Victoria and Sophie bump into them and frosty insults are exchanged. When Jamie hears from Alex that Lucy is missing his company, he decides to make one last grand gesture. But things are thrown into jeopardy when Spencer and Lucy go together. Is Jamie's best friend making a play for the girl he still loves?

Series 6' End of Season Party (30 December 2013)

Series 6 comes to an end in traditional style with the End of Season Party. Once again, Rick Edwards is the host and chief interrogator of the whole cast, including Spencer, Jamie, Lucy, Phoebe and Mark-Francis.

Series 7 (2014)[edit]

Made in Chelsea's seventh series began on Monday 7 April 2014. Filming began on 23 January 2014 and continued until April 2014. New cast members included Riley Uggla and Emma Miller. Emma appears in the first part of the series, whilst two new cast members, Edo and Fordy appear in the second part of the series alongside the aforementioned Riley. Stephanie Pratt returns as a series regular, having already appeared in series six as Spencer's former love interest. Erik Soderbergh joins Pratt for the latter half of the series. Christiane Stinks, Robbo McCallum, Aurelie Mason-Perez and Georgia Toffolo all have minor roles. The series' first full-length trailer was revealed on 20 March 2014, with the cast being depicted as children in a sketch entitled "Mini in Chelsea". The seventh series began on 7 April 2014 for eleven episodes.

Episode One (7 April)

The last series ended on a high when Jamie won Lucy over with a grand gesture of a horse and carriage to whisk her away. But Series 7 launches, and in typical Jamie style it seems there is trouble in paradise... Chelsea is buzzing with of Jamie's infidelity just a week after he publicly displayed his affection for Lucy. And Lucy is not best pleased... could this be the end of their relationship, and even their friendship? Alex and Binky are happier than ever after a romantic break in Goa. But Spencer is to drop a bombshell that will test their relationship to the limit. Can the ongoing feud between Cheska and Victoria be resolved after Victoria's insults around the dinner table at Christmas? Victoria is determined to make a fresh start so maybe it's time for the girls to talk turkey.

Episode Two (14 April)

Despite Alex's declaration of love for Binky, rumours of his infidelity are still rife around Chelsea. Binky may believe Alex's denials, but Cheska and Fran are determined to find out the truth by grilling Stevie. Chelsea playboys Spencer and Jamie go on a boys' night out, which is interrupted by model Emma Miller, who Spencer was previously infatuated with. Louise plans to unite the lonely hearts of Chelsea at a singles' dinner party, but the guest list includes three of her ex-boyfriends... Spencer, Jamie and Andy.

Episode Three (21 April)

It's London Fashion Week, and as Mark Francis, Binky and Louise watch for trends from the front row, Spencer's got his eye on the models - especially Emma, who might be The One Who Got Away. As Spencer turns on the charm, Emma weighs up her options - is the time finally right, or did she have a lucky escape the first time? Binky and Alex push past the rumours of Alex's infidelity and concentrate on love and romance. Binky sets up Louise with Alex's best friend Robbo, but before cosy double dating and couples' nights can get under way, Cheska is told some shocking information that threatens to break apart Binky and Alex for ever. Meanwhile, Victoria and Sophie get in touch with their inner gangsters when they try their hands at graffiti street art.

Episode Four (28 April)

Binky is reeling after Cheska's confirmation of Alex's infidelity and escapes to New York. Alex is unsure what to do, but Jamie wastes no time in telling him what his course of action should be. Spencer's plan to introduce his current girlfriend Emma to his ex backfires when Louise gives Emma some home truths Spencer's past. Louise's younger brother Sam has been spending time with his ex-girlfriend Riley and is lamenting their break-up. Though Sam is confident that he can win Riley back at Rosie's Ball, he receives an unpleasant surprise when another male suitor and close friend steps in.

Episode Five (5 May)

Alex is now doubting his decision to 'call it a day' with Binky, who is heartbroken as she deals with the revelations that he cheated. Will Binky stand firm and keep her distance? Stephanie and Erik are on a mini grand tour of Europe and their stop is Venice. Erik has invited Spencer to join them along with Spencer's three exes Louise, Lucy and Stephanie, and his new flame Emma. Will things progress with Emma or will he be swayed by an old flame? Back at home, Stevie takes Riley on a date, but her ex Sam is not happy it. Having previously said he could get her back at any point, he now has to prove it

Episode Six (12 May)

Binky's resolve to stay away from Alex has crumbled, but can Alex prove that he's a changed man and what will the girls and Binky's mum have to say it? The netball court sees the Chelsea girls get active with Team Lucy versus Team Louise, but there's soon tension between the old rivals, and, off court, Lucy drops a bombshell on Binky. Mark Francis' entrepreneurial spirit kicks in, and, with the creative of Rosie and Proudlock, he sets his sights on designing the must-have accessory for any discerning Chelsea gentleman. Inspired by Fran's new colleague Edo, the Chelsea lot head to East London for his club night, but despite their heading out of SW3, the drama soon follows them.

Episode Seven (19 May)

Proudlock invites the band Peace to come and play a gig in honour of Louise's birthday, but things are anything but peaceful. Binky gets close to Alex again and pushes away her loyal supporters. A clear divide forms between the girls, all of whom claim to have Binky's best interests at heart. While Lucy is being frozen out, Spencer has an attack of conscience and Jamie sits on an explosive secret. Stevie and Riley get cosy, while Sam rekindles an old flame. At a surprise party, the surprises come thick and fast and, when the final bombshell drops, Chelsea will never be quite the same again.

Episode Eight (26 May)

Binky struggles to come to with of fresh infidelities from Alex, while her supportive friends encourage her to end the relationship with him for good. Spencer finds himself under fire from all sides: Alex is furious with him for revealing to Jamie the details of his and Spencer's night with 'loads of girls'; and Louise confronts him sleeping with Christiane, whom her brother Sam was hoping to date. Stevie becomes the object of Stephanie Pratt's affections, and as the complex myriad of relationships in Chelsea take their toll, Mark Francis gets away from it all by going classic car with Rosie.

Episode Nine (2 June)

Tension is running high between Binky and Spencer after the eventful picnic so Spencer wants to make amends, but can he repair their friendship or will Binky blame him for leading Alex down the wrong path? Binky seems to be isolating herself from her best friends while she gets closer to Alex again. Meanwhile, Jamie has set his sights on Riley; will she agree to a date with him, given that her new boss Lucy is Jamie's ex, and might have something to say it? Stevie and Stephanie are still together, but the relationship may not have developed far enough for love-struck Stevie.

Episode Ten (9 June)

Jamie's love life is once again the talk of Chelsea and Lucy isn't pleased to hear his involvement with her former intern Riley. On confrontation, Jamie reveals his feelings for Lucy have never gone away. Where does this leave newly besotted Riley? Mark Francis takes Binky to Longleat with Sophie and Victoria in an attempt to cheer her up after her fight with Cheska and Lucy. But is this new alliance the final nail in the coffin for Binky's former friends? Meanwhile, single man town Fordy has set his sights on a Chelsea girl, and the charismatic chef has won admirers in Louise and Fran, but can he let one of them down gently? Cheska informs Binky that she feels that their friendship is pointless, and they both agree that their friendship, which existed from the very first series, is now over.

Episode Eleven (16 June)

The final episode in the seventh eries sees Binky and Alex determined to work things out alone, but are they strong enough to withstand pushing friends away and Spencer's proclamation that everyone thinks they should split? As Stephanie leaves a heartbroken Stevie to return to LA, everyone else heads to Andy's epic country house party, where events come to a dramatic head. Jamie and Lucy appear to be getting close again, while Louise and Fordy lock lips. At the end of the series finale episode, a special trailer entitled "coming soon" is shown; referring to the upcoming spin-off series NYC.

Alongside series one, series seven does not feature an End of Season Party episode, which is normally broadcast at the end of each series.

NYC (2014)[edit]

A new spin-off series, based in New York was announced on 18 March 2014. Filming for the series began in New York in May 2014. Executive producer Sarah Dillistone of Monkey Productions, said: "We're very excited about world of Made in Chelsea travelling to New York. It has a scene buzzing and sophisticated enough to rival Chelsea, so it feels like the natural step. We're going to see the cast out of their bubble for the first time since the show began and I'm sure the result will be nothing like we've seen before." Although the series will clearly be affiliated with Made in Chelsea, it will remain as a stand-alone series and will not be promoted as the show's eighth series. The eighth series will in fact follow in Autumn 2014. On 23 May, it was revealed that main cast members Spencer Matthews, Binky Felstead, Rosie Fortescue, Mark Francis Vandelli, Cheska Hull, Oliver Proudlock, Louise Thompson, Jamie Laing, Lucy Watson, Stevie Johnson, Alex Mytton and supporting cast members Victoria Baker-Harber, Fran Newman-Young, Sam Thompson and Riley Uggla will all appear in New York.[26] Four American cast members were added for the spin-off series, they were fashion blogger Billie Carroll, Alik Yabombom-Downe, international model Jules Hamilton as well as supporting cast member Carson Eisenhart. On 14 July, the series' full-length trailer was revealed and featured main cast members spoofing the nature of fragrance advertisements. The series, (classified under the name Made in Chelsea NYC ) began its run of six episodes on Sunday 10 August 2014.

Episode One (10 August)

After voicing her views on Alex and Binky's relationship, Lucy has found herself alienated by the rest of the girls. It's not long before Lucy befriends New York fashion blogger Billie, who soon catches the eye of both Spencer and Jamie. But Lucy has other ideas for her new best friend and steers Billie in the direction of a newly single Stevie. Binky has also arrived in New York, and soon catches up with Rosie and Louise, who are curious as to why Alex is not with her. Proudlock and Stevie throw a party in their swanky New York pad, and when Proudlock introduces Louise to his friend, native New Yorker and alpha male Alik, it looks as though romance could soon be in the air. Binky is forced to finally confront both Cheska and Lucy over their previous bad blood.

Episode Two (17 August)

Binky is getting her life back together after the revelation that she has split with Alex, but she is in for a shock when he flies out to New York to be with the gang. And how long will Alex stay when his loyal friend Jamie discovers that he has been trying it on with his ex-girlfriend Tara while the gang have been in New York - is this one step too far? Meanwhile, Stevie and Spencer are stepping up the race to date Billie, while love might also be in the air for Rosie and Louise as they double date with Alik and his friend Jules. Cheska and Fran both depart this series at the end of the episode.

Episode Three (24 August)

Having unceremoniously dispatched Alex back to Chelsea, Binky turns her attention to celebrating her birthday in New York in style - celebrations that include a boat, a naked man and a very exciting surprise appearance from her old friend Gabriella (Series 1-4). Louise and Rosie continue to double date Alik and Jules, but while love blooms for Alik and Louise, Rosie could be heading for a fall as it turns out that there's to the charming Jules than meets the eye. Spencer's nose is put out of joint when he discovers Stevie has been wooing Billie behind his back, so Spencer vows to restore the natural order of things by outdating Stevie to win the girl.

Episode Four (31 August)

Despite the success of his romantic date with Billie, Stevie is uneasy when Billie agrees to go on a second date with Spencer. Lucy is agitated about Billie dating both boys, and confronts her. Love blossoms between Alik and Louise, while Rosie accepts a date with Jules. But how will she feel when she knows the truth about Jules's polyamorous lifestyle?

Episode Five (7 September)

Stevie is walking on air after his victory in the battle with Spencer to win Billie's affections, but Spencer is still adamant he is in with a chance. Fate may have helped out too as Stevie's ex-girlfriend Stephanie pays a surprise visit to New York. Things are hotting up with Alik and Louise as he invites her to the Hamptons, at the same time as Billie and Binky plan a girly getaway. But Spencer and Jamie have got wind of their trip and plan to surprise the gang there. Meanwhile, Rosie is reeling from the news that Jules has multiple girlfriends, but some of the Chelsea gang are intrigued by his lifestyle choice... especially Spencer.

Episode Six (14 September)

Following a glorious summer in New York, Mark Francis hosts a little boat affair on the Hudson before the gang go home to Chelsea. Louise and Alik are avoiding the realities of their impending separation, and their friends are pessimistic about the chances of a long-term relationship. Will the transatlantic lovebirds find a way to make it work? Stevie finds himself in another love triangle, and this time he's in the middle. Will he stay true to Billie, or will his New York girl be cast aside for Stephanie? Billie discovers that she didn't make the right decision when choosing Stevie over Spencer. The revelation that Lucy and Proudlock shared a few drunken kisses together enrages Jamie and everything comes to a head as the series comes to a dramatic end. At the end of the series finale episode, a special trailer entitled "next time" is shown; referring to the upcoming eighth series of Made in Chelsea.

Series 8 (2014)[edit]

Filming for series eight commenced in August 2014. Alik Alfus and Billie Carroll who both appeared in spin-off series NYC will make special appearances in this series. A preview of what the series entails was revealed at the end of NYC's finale episode. All of the cast, including Alex Mytton and Andy Jordan will return. The series is expected to begin on 13 October 2014 for eleven episodes including a Christmas special.

Reception[edit]

The series has received mixed reviews from critics and has been heavily compared to The Only Way Is Essex, "The participants are slimmer, sleeker, moneyed and honey-coloured than their Essex counterparts - but some things remain the same".[27] Keith Watson of Metro said, "What is it these fake reality soaps that proves so gruesomely addictive?", and "So there you go, just what you need in your life: pointless people." [28] whilst Digital Spy said "It's all incredibly silly, but we're already falling in love with it a little bit and it will fill a lovely TOWIE-shaped hole for the summer".[29]

The first series of the show was positive with viewers. The show drew 583,000 viewers with its first episode and this figure rose to 624,000 for the second episode with another 117,800 viewers watching the repeat an hour later.[30] It also became the most tweeted show on channel 4 for 2011.[31]

The first series finale managed to draw in 718,000 viewers on its first showing and was the highest rated show on E4 for the entire day. The series managed a high of 791,000 viewers for its sixth episode.[32]

The show was renewed for a second series before the end of the first. E4′s commissioning editor, David Williams, explained that "the staggering amount of audience engagement has proven it to be a perfect fit for E4′s young audience".[33]

The show managed to trend worldwide on Twitter during the first episode of the second series and carried on trending in the UK for twelve hours after the episode had ended.[34]

The third series broke records for the show when it premiered with over 900,000 viewers and reached over a million viewers for the ninth episode, achieving a series peak.[35]

The fifth series premiered with 956,000 viewers on 8 April 2013. The show was also the highest tweeted programme for that day, with people even tweeting 12 hours before the broadcast of the first episode. The series is so far yet to fall under 800,000 viewers each week, making it the most-viewed series since the show began. The sixth series broke further records on Twitter. MIC and MadeInChelsea were both trending on the micro-blogging site 26 hours before broadcast of the first episode in October 2013. The show's viewing figures continue to grow with over 1.1 million viewers tuning in for the premier of the seventh series in April 2014.

The show won its first BAFTA on 12 May 2013 at the 2013 BAFTAs in the Reality and Structured Factual Category.[36]

Series 7 became the first series of Made in Chelsea to average over 1 million viewers for each episode whereas spin-off series NYC had a series average of over 1 million viewers.

Made in Chelsea: The Game[edit]

An official app created by Channel 4 was made available to download in the fourth quarter of 2013. A second version was made available to download for Android and iOS phones on April 3, 2014. The synopsis of the game reads "The Chelsea gang are back in town with a bang, for yet exciting adventures! Enjoy a host of brand new story lines - as you once again play to become the ultimate socialite in the world of BAFTA-winning TV show Made in Chelsea. Party with even of the cast as you rise up the social ladder - with Stevie (your new flatmate), Alex and Fran joining the ranks alongside the likes of Spencer, Proudlock and Binky".

Mad on Chelsea[edit]

Mad on Chelsea is an online show discussing the antics having occurred in Made in Chelsea. It is shown on Channel 4's online TV service 4oD. It celebrates all the quirky and funny observations on social media the UK's most glamorous socialites. Series one was presented by stand-up comedian Jenny Beade, who usually greet two of the Chelsea cast to discuss, dissect and deliberate their latest happenings. She get the low down on the fans' reactions to the weekly highs and lows of Chelsea life, as well as exploring the locations seen in the series. The first series corresponded with the beginning of series six, with each episode being made available to view through 4oD.

A second series coincided with Made in Chelsea's seventh series returns, with each episode being uploaded 48 hours before each weekly episode of Made in Chelsea. The show takes a new format; it is no longer presented by Jenny Bede. Instead conversation is led by various cast members. Episode 1 of the second series was hosted by Made in Chelsea's Andy and Spencer, whilst episode 2 featured Prodlock and Lucy, and episode 3 featured Cheska and Stevie.

The online-show did not return for spin-off series NYC, but it will return for the eighth series which is set to begin in Autumn 2014.

Live in Chelsea[edit]

With the second series of Made in Chelsea a live spin-off concept called Live in Chelsea (presented by Joel Dommett) was launched. It involves members of the cast taking turns in front a camera to answer questions directly from the audience live. The show is being filmed in secret locations within Chelsea and being shown exclusively through the internet rather than TV – using the ShowCaster platform.

Played in Chelsea[edit]

With the sixth series of Made in Chelsea a series of music gigs were launched with cast members presenting them. The gigs were made available for the public to attend through purchasing tickets. Four gigs were confirmed, with them taking place throughout November 2013. E4 reads- Made in Chelsea, the BAFTA-winning E4 show that "has the best soundtrack on TV" (The Guardian) has always used the freshest music around and the series has an extensive following as the place to find the best new tunes on television.To celebrate six series of great music in Chelsea we are launching Played In Chelsea – a season of four gigs on 5th, 10, 20 and 26 November 2013. Staged at Under the Bridge in Chelsea, these gigs will be streamed live on the E4 website as well as being made available as a highlights show later in the week on the Channel 4 catch up platform 4oD. Each night of Played in Chelsea was hosted by two of the Made in Chelsea cast and featured three different bands, all of which have featured on Made in Chelsea.

DVD release[edit]

Series Episodes Discs DVD release date
Region 2
1 8 2 19 September 2011[37]
All episodes from the first series
2 12 3 16 April 2012[38]
All episodes from the second series plus end of series Studio Special and Christmas Special
3 11 3 15 October 2012[39]
All episodes from the third series plus end of series Studio Special
4 12 3 8 April 2013[40]
All episodes from the fourth series plus end of series Studio Special and Christmas Special
5 11 3 2 September 2013[41]
All episodes from the fifth series plus end of series Studio Special
6 12 3 7 April 2014[41]
All episodes from the sixth series plus end of series Studio Special and Christmas Special

International[edit]

The Style Network has bought the rights to air the show in the United States, and began to carry it on 12 November 2012 from the first series.[42] In 2012, Canadian-American singer Stacey Jackson appeared in a music video with cast members Spencer Matthews and Binky Felstead which was filmed in New York City.[43] Made in Chelsea currently airs in Australia on the Foxtel Networks owned pay TV channel LifeStyle You.[44]

See also[edit]

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