Made in Chelsea first premeired in 2011 on E4 and is currently filming its 20th season. Ahead of the new series fans are curious to know if Made in Chelsea is actually real. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Is Made in Chelsea real?
Made in Chelsea is advertised as a “reality series following the lives, loves and awks of SW3’s bright young things”, living in Chelsea, London.
The series also covers Belgravia, the King’s Road and Knightsbridge
For nine years, fans have followed the lives of Chelsea’s finest and after 17 seasons, many are wondering if the show is actually real.
The show is a structured-reality television series, which sadly means the series is not as ‘real’ as it appears.
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In the episode, Binky told her fellow MIC castmates she was expecting her first baby with her partner JP.
She said: “We filmed telling everyone on the show – genuinely, no one knew so we got the natural reactions, and I guess it just proves that the show is real.
“We’re not actresses or actors. This is a real baby inside and it’s very exciting, we didn’t see it coming.”
However, some of the show’s cast members have come forward to admit the show is not as real as it seems.
In 2016, former cast member Hugo Taylor told Business Insider the new seasons of the show are “completely fabricated.”
He said: “The guys are completely characterless fops, it’s ridiculous.
“The people are there to make cash off of it. I definitely got into it to make money, but we had to fight to get there, rather than like what they do now.”
Taylor left the series in 2015, telling Business Insider: “It just stopped being attractive to be nearing the later part of your 20s talking about makeups and breakups.”
He reflected: “We thought it was going to be a real hit, and it was.