Spencer Matthews

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Spencer Matthews
Spencer Matthews in 2022
Spencer George Matthews

(1988-08-06) 6 August 1988 (age 35)
Occupation(s)Television personality, entrepreneur
(m. 2018)
RelativesJames Matthews (brother)

Spencer George Matthews (born 6 August 1988)[1] is a British television personality and entrepreneur, known for his appearances on Made in Chelsea.[2][3] He has also appeared on other television shows such as Celebrity MasterChef and The Jump. He is the founder and CBO of CleanCo non-alcoholic spirits.

Early life[edit]

Matthews is the third son of landowner and entrepreneur David Matthews, from his second marriage, to Rhodesian-born artist Jane Spencer Parker.[1] His mother was educated at the Slade School of Art.[1] He is named after his maternal grandfather, Robert Spencer Parker, an architect.[1] He has an older half-sister, Nina,[1] and two older brothers, James and Michael, the latter of whom died at age 22 in 1999 while scaling Mount Everest.[1]

The family owned Caunton Manor, a 30-acre (12 ha) estate in Nottinghamshire, and Eden Rock in Saint Barthélemy, sometimes described as one of the "top 100 resorts in the world". Matthews split his childhood between the two residences.[1][4]

He was educated at Eton College.[1]

Matthews attended the University of Southern California, where he studied Cinema and Television with the aim of becoming an artist; he dropped out after nine months.[5][1]

In 2007, upon purchasing a 10,000-acre (4,000 ha) estate with hunting lodge in Scotland, his parents acquired the Scottish courtesy titles of Laird and Lady of Glen Affric.[6][7]


Matthews came into the public eye through the E4 ‘constructed reality’ show Made in Chelsea.[8] In 2017, he won the fourth series of Channel 4's competition show, The Jump.[9] In 2018, he participated in and reached the final of Celebrity Masterchef.[10] The same year, he became the face of Cartoon Network's Ben 10 Deluxe Omnitrix Watch.[11]

2019 saw Matthews work alongside his wife on their own E4 show Spencer, Vogue and Baby Too. The show was renewed for a second series.[12]

Matthews is the founder of CleanCo, which sells non-alcohol spirit alternatives and focuses around the concept of living a 'Life Less Wasted'. He started CleanCo following his own journey into sobriety following the birth of his first child and becoming aware of a lack of sophisticated options for those choosing not to drink alcohol. [13]

Matthews has presented for the BBC's Watchdog, appeared in a CBeebies 2019 marketing campaign and worked with the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board. With his family's agreement, Matthews embarked on a journey to Mount Everest in an attempt to recover the body of his brother Michael. The journey was recorded in the form of a documentary titled Finding Michael, which premiered on Disney+ in 2023.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Matthews married Irish model and media personality Vogue Williams on 9 June 2018 at his family's Glen Affric estate.[15] They have a son born in September 2018;[16] a daughter born in July 2020;[17] and a son born in April 2022.[18]

Matthews achieved a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2020 after training for 15 months.[19]

In 2016, Matthews admitted that he had previously used anabolic steroids. The previous year, he had been asked to leave the fifteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! due to his consumption of steroid pills while participating as a contestant in the series.[20]


Matthews, Spencer (27 April 2014). Confessions of a Chelsea Boy: The Autobiography. Sidgwick and Jackson. pp 272 ISBN 9781447242703.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Matthews, Spencer (27 April 2014). Confessions of a Chelsea Boy: The Autobiography. Sidgwick & Jackson. p. 272. ISBN 9781447242703.
  2. ^ Matthews, Spencer (1 October 2013). Confessions of a Chelsea Boy. Pan Macmillan UK. ISBN 978-1743513217.
  3. ^ Gutteridge, Nick (20 July 2016). "Middleton of the Glen! How Pippa will get a title to rival her sister Kate after engagement". Daily Express. UK. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Who is Spencer Matthews, Pippa Middleton's brother-in-law?". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Limited. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  5. ^ Pelly, Guy (8 April 2017). "Meet the Matthews: who are Pippa Middleton's imminent in-laws?". Daily Telegraph. UK. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 27-year-old Spencer... (was familiar with) London's Slade School of Art
  6. ^ "The Glen Affric Estate". glenaffricestate.com. Affric Lodge. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  7. ^ Smith, Lauren (23 May 2017). "See the Massive Scottish Estate Pippa Will Someday Be Lady Of". housebeautiful.com. Retrieved 29 May 2017. (James and Spencer) Matthews' parents are currently the Laird and Lady of Glen Affric, a (10,000-acre) Scottish estate in the Highlands. Someday, it's reported that the titles his father and mother currently hold will be passed down to James and his wife. This means, Pippa and James will one day rule the roost of the spectacular property.
  8. ^ Lewis, Rebecca (7 February 2016). "Has Spencer Matthews quit Made In Chelsea for good?".
  9. ^ Donaldson, Laura (12 February 2017). "The Jump: Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams cosy up LIVE on air as they're called out on PDA by Davina McCall". OK! Magazine.
  10. ^ "BBC One - Celebrity MasterChef, Series 13, Episode 3". BBC.
  11. ^ "Spencer Matthews talks son Theodore's relationship with Pippa Middleton and James' son Arthur". 19 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018. The former Made in Chelsea star also had a busy year working, including becoming the new face of Cartoon Network's Ben 10 Deluxe Omnitrix Watch.
  12. ^ "Spencer and Vogue return for a second series | Channel 4". www.channel4.com.
  13. ^ Binns, Katie. "Spencer Matthews: business is going to be my escape from reality" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
  14. ^ Nicholson, Rebecca (3 March 2023). "Finding Michael review – Spencer Matthews goes on a haunting high-altitude mission". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 March 2023.
  15. ^ "See the incredible Scottish estate where Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams said 'I do'". Hello Magazine. 11 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams welcome birth of their son". Evening Express. 5 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews have welcomed a baby girl". Cosmopolitan. 23 July 2020.
  18. ^ "Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews welcome arrival of third baby – see photo and exclusive quote". HELLO!. 20 April 2022.
  19. ^ BjjTribes (10 December 2020). "Spencer Matthews Promoted To Blue Belt Under Paxton Gibbons (Roger Gracie Black Belt)". BjjTribes. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  20. ^ Garvan, Sinead (3 March 2016). "Made in Chelsea's Spencer Matthews took steroids 'to look good in the shower'". BBC News. Retrieved 5 April 2021.

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