The socialites of SW3 stepped back onto our screens as of Monday, March 25th!

Made in Chelsea – now in its seventeenth series – is showing no sign of slowing down as a band of newcomers have joined the show.

Sprucing things up after the departure of Ryan Libbey and the Thompsons is Miles Nazaire’s ex, Maeva, among other new cast members.

Here’s the Made in Chelsea run down for season 17 episode 1…

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James Taylor lands himself in it

In true MIC style, there has to be a love triangle or two going on and series 17 opened up with just that.

He’s been smiling his way around Chelsea since he arrived in series 14 but as it turns out James Taylor is perhaps not as sweet as he appears!

In episode 1 we meet Verity Bowditch – who tells Jamie Laing and Alex Mytton that she’s dating James.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/made-in-chelsea/on-demand/69385-001

Screen Shot: MIC S17 E1 Verity Bowditch

During the same episode, we see James take Eliza Batten out on a date to Paris!

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Eliza felt swept off her feet but by the end of episode 1, all was revealed that James hadn’t been honest about his relationship status.

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Then, to top it all off, Verity mentioned that James had texted her to see what she was doing at 1:30 am the day that he had taken Eliza to Paris!

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/made-in-chelsea/on-demand/69385-001

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After all his best efforts to woo both women, take them aboard his plane and whisk them off on romantic European trips it’s looking pretty likely that James is going to lose out two times over.

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MIC season 17 episode 1 – Screen Shot

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Screen Shot: MIC S17 E1 James Taylor

Amelia gets pied

Amelia Mist is a newbie to Made in Chelsea series 17.

We laid our eyes upon Amelia and her BFF Angus Findlay in episode 1.

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Screen Shot: Made in Chelsea series 17 episode 1

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Screen Shot: Made in Chelsea series 17 episode 1

Things turned pretty awks for Amelia, though, when Sophie ‘Habbs’ Habboo and Miles Nazaire were in the same bar as she and Angus in episode 1.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/made-in-chelsea/on-demand/69385-001

Screen Shot: Made in Chelsea series 17 episode 1

It turns out that Miles and Amelia had a little fling around a year ago and after some messages back and forth, Miles then ghosted her.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/made-in-chelsea/on-demand/69385-001

Screen Shot: Made in Chelsea series 17 episode 1

The next morning Miles and Habbs arranged to have brunch with newbies Angus and Amelia, however, Miles was a no-show.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/made-in-chelsea/on-demand/69385-001

Screen Shot: Made in Chelsea season 17 episode 1

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Screen Shot: Made in Chelsea season 17 episode 1

Miles meets an old flame

In MIC series 17 episode 1 an ex of Miles Nazire struts into SW3.

 

The reason that Miles cancelled brunch with Habbs, Angus and Amelia was due to the fact that his Parisian-born ex had touched down in London.

Everyone say bonjour to Maeva!

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Screen Shot: Made in Chelsea series 17 episode 1

During the episode Maeva D’ascanio and Amelia cross paths and as expected its one of the more awkward meetings seen on reality TV.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/made-in-chelsea/on-demand/69385-001

Screen Shot: Made in Chelsea season 17 episode 1

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Screen Shot: MIC season 17 episode 1

Miles then interrupted the girls’ chit chat and decided to pie off Amelia once more and let Maeva know that he definitely does not want a relationship.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/made-in-chelsea/on-demand/69385-001

Screen Shot: MIC season 17 episode 1

It’s Sophie Hermann’s birthday

On a lighter, less relationship-heavy note it was MIC OG Sophie Hermann’s birthday party in episode 1.

She, Jamie Laing, Olivia Bently and the rest of the crew enjoyed the 80’s themed bash and danced the night away.

Jamie and Alex compared the beautiful blonde to wine and mould in a bid to let her know that she’s “somehow looking younger every year”.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/made-in-chelsea/on-demand/69385-001

Screen Shot: Made in Chelsea season 17 episode 1

 

WATCH MADE IN CHELSEA SERIES 17 FROM MONDAY MARCH 25TH AT 9 PM ON E4.

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