Mark-Francis Vandelli

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Mark-Francis Vandelli (b. October 1987)[1] is a British television personality from London who is best known for his role on the E4 series Made in Chelsea.

Career[edit]

In April 2011, Vandelli joined the cast of semi-reality television programme Made in Chelsea for the first series. He is currently the only male cast member to appear in all series of the show. On 16 January 2016, it was announced that he would be competing in the third series of The Jump.[2] He withdrew from the show on 9 February due to injury.[3][4] [5]In 2017, he appeared in a Made in Chelsea spin-off entitled Mark-Francis' Big Night Out.[6]

Vandelli is the founder and principal designer of an eponymous menswear brand based in London's Mayfair.

Personal life[edit]

Vandelli was educated and read for a degree in Art History at University College London. Vandelli is the only son of Marzio Vandelli, an Italian businessman who once owned a tile factory and Diane Casserley Vandelli.[7] It has been falsely claimed that his mother is a Russian princess, but she is largely of English descent with some distant Irish ancestry and one Russian great-great-grandmother who emigrated to England in the nineteenth century as an impoverished orphan.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Note
2011– Made in Chelsea Himself Cast member
2016 The Jump Series 3
2017 Mark-Francis' Big Night Out

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008". Family Search. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  2. ^ "The Jump lineup confirmed as 12 famous faces prepare to hit the slopes". Channel 4 (Press release). 16 January 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Made in Chelsea star Mark-Francis Vandelli leaves The Jump". BBC News. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  4. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2017/01/05/jump-every-injury-far/mark-francis/
  5. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/the-jump-2016-mark-francis-vandelli-becomes-fifth-contestant-to-quit-show-a6863166.html
  6. ^ https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/markfrancis-vandelli-i-would-have-bet-on-the-royal-wedding-if-i-had-known-a3707851.html
  7. ^ "Mark-Francis Vandelli net worth". Spear's Magazine. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  8. ^ "UK Census Online 1881". Retrieved 13 May 2018.

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