Made in Chelsea: Then and Now

 Made in Chelsea: Then and Now

First aired on the 9th of May 2011 on E4, Made in Chelsea has captivated the nation for 21 seasons. Privileged viewers have enjoyed an in-depth scope into the daily lives and antics of the popular posh cast.

The reality series has delivered shock and excitement since the very first season which was only made possible by its interlocked storylines of romance, betrayal and deception. Many of the original cast members have since left the show and gone on to become popular bloggers and influencers, start families, and enjoy successful businesses.

Curious as to what your favourite original cast members have been up to? Look no further as this article will reveal all!

Amber Atherton

First off is a British entrepreneur Amber Atherton, who is actually credited as being one of the creators of Made In Chelsea.

Then:

Season 1 viewers will remember her launch party for her jewellery line as well as Hugo Taylor’s several attempts to get a date. Amber appeared on the show for three seasons.

Now:

Relocating to California, Amber has set up and invested in several businesses such as My Flash Trash, Rubric and Zyper – a community start-up. Amber has certainly kept the ball rolling since leaving the reality show, recognised recently by Forbes 30 under 30 for her business acumen.

Amber currently has 12.8k followers on her Instagram profile.

Catherine “Caggie” Dunlop

Then:

Cags is notorious to Made in Chelsea viewers for her run-ins with popular series antagonist Spencer Matthews.

Now:

Despite being a significant member of the cast, Catherine Dunlop nicknamed “Caggie” would leave the TV show to pursue a singing career.

Caggie is currently focused on her booming lifestyle podcast titled “Saturn’s Return”. It was created during the lockdown and has gone from strength to strength.

Caggie’s Instagram has 382k followers. With that and her exciting podcast, we wouldn’t count on a return to Made in Chelsea anytime soon.

  Francesca “Cheska” Hull

Then:

Francesca Hull was a key character in made in Chelsea. This was particularly due to her close friendship with “Binky” who enjoyed a fun dynamic.

Now:

The star has since left the show where she raises her son Charlie as a single parent in Devon.

Cheska left the show citing “anxiety” as the primary cause for her departure. Although she did return to the series to announce her baby news. She now works as an artist and business owner. Her Instagram has 73.7k followers to date.

 

Ollie Locke

Then:

Ollie Locke is one of the few lasting Made In Chelsea originals to still star in the show. As a result, he has been involved in various key storylines. His most famous however has to be earlier in series one where he came out as bisexual to his ex-girlfriend Gabriella Ellis at the time. He now states that he identifies himself as gay.

A bonafide fan favourite, Ollie does not feature as much as he used to but is still very connected to the reality show.

Now:

Ollie has kept himself busy despite being a regular on Made in Chelsea. He has made countless television appearances on shows such as Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls as well as others.

Funnily, Ollie Locke has married his long-time boyfriend Gareth Locke who already shares the same surname (what are the chances?)

He has an estimated net worth of close to £8 million. With quite the fortune to his name, you’d be surprised to find that he is in fact not the richest star on the series. You can check out our article on the richest stars here!

Funda Onal

Then:

Funda Onal was already a successful model before appearing in the first season of Made in Chelsea.

She was one of the many ill-fated girls to run into the series resident womaniser Spencer Matthews. Her entanglement in a love triangle with Spencer and Caggie Dunlop lead to some of the most polarising and entertaining scenes in the earlier seasons of the reality tv show.

Now:

Her Instagram is currently private.

After leaving the show, Funda has appeared in music videos for numerous major British artists such as Calvin Harris and Tinie Tempah to name a few.

In some sort of beautiful irony, Funda has wedded and started a family with Scott Sullivan, who is interestingly also Caggie Dunlop’s ex.

Rosie Fortescue

Then:

Rosie Fortescue is remembered for her affair with fellow star and best friend Millie’s boyfriend, Hugo Taylor.

Now:

A series regular up until season 13, Rose departed from Made in Chelsea and is now a fashion blogger and business owner. Her business of the same name Rosie Fortescue Jewellery is aimed at making chic and affordable items. She has been incredibly successful, with her Instagram profile boasting 429k followers. She appears to be single.

Gabriella Ellis

Then:

Gabriella Ellis is most well known for her unfortunate relationship drama with Ollie Locke. She only lasted one season on the reality TV series.

Now:

Gabriella has moved to California and renamed herself, London Ellis. She frequently posts her modelling and singing content, on her pages – you can listen to one of her songs here.

Hugo Taylor

Then:

The Made In Chelsea star has not been a part of the series since 2013. His relationships with both Rosie Fortescue and Millie Macintosh were hot very topics when he was on the show.

Now:

This hasn’t stopped him from continuing his Ross and Rachel-Esque romance with fellow cast mate Millie Macintosh. Viewers of the show will be glad to know that the star crossed lovers eventually tied the knot and have children together.

He also co-founded a designer sunglasses business which you can check out here.

Frederik Ferrier

Then:

The handsome and loveable Frederik Ferrier is a true Made in Chelsea original who still stars in the show at the time of writing.

Now:

These days he gets less screen time than he used to as he focuses on pursuing his singing career.

Frederik is also a model and influencer, making singing content on his Tik Tok and other social media garnering thousands of views. He enjoys a large following on Instagram with 146k loyal followers.

Francis Boulle

Then:

Francis Boulle has been a quirky and consistent face on our screens for many years. He starred in Made in Chelsea for the first 6 seasons.

Now:

The fun and eccentric reality TV star now co-hosts a naughty podcast called Private Parts with good friend and fellow cast member Jamie Laing.

His net worth is calculated to be around £10 million.

Alexandra “Binky” Felstead

Then:

Alexandra ‘Binky’ Felstead was arguably one of the most loved personalities in Made in Chelsea. She had her fair share of dramas whilst on the show, ranging from friendship spats to heartbreak with JP, of whom she had a daughter, India.

Now:

After leaving the show, Binky married Max Frederik Darnton and has focused her energy on fashion and beauty blogging. The couple now have a son together.

Binky admitted to the Private Parts podcast that she decided to leave Made In Chelsea when she discovered that she was pregnant with her daughter. She felt that she was beginning to outgrow the television programme.

Her Instagram profile is an impressive one with 1.4 million followers. Binky is also an author, her book titled Being Binky: My life in Chelsea looks into all areas of her glamourous life and upbringing.

Spencer Matthews

Then:

Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews caught the fan’s attention due to his cruel streak and reputation of being a player. He was a major part of the first 10 seasons.

Now:

The former womaniser has since retired from his partying ways. He has become completely sober and has married Irish model Vogue Williams. His company Clean CO, prides itself on making non-alcoholic beverages. Alongside Jamie Laing, the two have a show on the BBC called 6 Degrees From Jamie and Spencer. What’s more, Spencer also has connections to the royal family. His brother, James Matthews, is married to Pippa Middleton who is the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge.

 

Mark Francis-Vandelli

Then:

Almost the mascot of Made In Chelsea, Mark Francis-Vandelli has made his home in the reality series and doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon.

Now:

TV is Mark’s bread and butter. Come dine with me, The Jump and Celebrity haunted mansion are a few of the many shows that he has appeared on. His Book Chic: Being divinely stylish in the modern age, has seen positive reviews.

His Instagram currently has 363k followers, where he posts frequently.

Agne Motiejunaite

Then:

Agne Motiejunaite certainly caught the nation’s attention(as well as Francis’ and Frederik’s). She did this with a combination of her looks and willingness to speak her mind. Agne was Francis Boulle’s intern during her time on the show, only starring for one season.

Now:

Leaving the show to do modelling full time seems to have worked out great for Agne. She has worked with massive companies such as Harley Davidson and vision express. Her Instagram, which has 97.7k followers is where she likes to document her latest travels and activities.

Millie Macintosh

Then:

Millie is known most for her turbulent relationship with Hugo Taylor and fiery personality. She often clashed with Spencer Matthews. An heiress, her family is responsible for Quality Street so like many of the other stars, Millie did not need to worry about money.

Now:

Millie left made in Chelsea in 2012 and is a business owner and social media influencer. Her Instagram which has a whopping 1.4 million followers has lots of beauty, fashion and fitness content.

She married Hugo Taylor in 2018 and have started a family together.

Made in Chelsea debuted on our TV screens more than 10 years ago which is crazy to think about. Over the course of its run, there have been so many lovable yet polarising stars that have come and gone (but nothing beats the classics).

If you’re still as invested in your favourite reality stars as we are, we hope this article has satisfied your curiosity. Likewise, do you want to know what the current Made In Chelsea stars actually do for a living (outside of the show?) Then read on to find out. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.