It’s that time of the year again; 8 years since making their debuts, the nation’s favourite toffs return for the 17th season of hit-reality TV show Made in Chelsea and this time around there’s plenty of newblood to stir things up.
Returning this season are original Chelsea socialites Fred Ferrier, Mark-Francis Vandelli and Louise Thomson, who is once again joined by her fiancée Ryan Libbey. Long-serving fan favourites Ollie Proudlock and Jamie Laing reprise their places in the cast alongside aspiring DJ Alex Mytton, while elsewhere Sophie Hermann and Victoria Baker-Harber return to Mark Francis’ entourage. Other returning cast members include reformed love-rat Harry Baron and his socialite girlfriend Melissa Tattam, Olivia Bentley and her on-off partner Digby Edgley and boyish buddies Miles Nazaire and James Taylor.
One notable absence from the cast is Sam Thompson who has said he’s taking a break from the show after his confidence took a hit during his break up with fellow cast-member Sophie Habboo. However the returning Chelsea socialites won’t be the only ones ruling the roost in SW6 this year as season 17 sees a whole host of fresh-faced newbies spice up the cast.
The single, drama-free life comes to an end for Miles when his feisty, French ex-girlfriend Maeva moves to London and lays down some rules about their on-off relationship. Meanwhile, James Taylor has been dating Eliza and plans a romantic trip to Paris. But when Jamie meets Verity, a girl that James is also dating, he arranges for both girls to meet up with James at the same time. And Sophie Herman celebrates her birthday by throwing an extravagant 80s Dynasty-themed party.
Made in Chelsea – Monday 9:00pm on E4.