In last night’s episode (Monday, May 27th) of Made in Chelsea, things took a turn for the both very serious and very heartbreaking.

In a moving scene with Jamie Laing, Alex explained that his mother had passed away.

So what actually happened to Alex Mytton’s mum?

Here is the story behind the scene that broke the hearts of viewers across the nation…

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Who was Alex Mytton’s mum?

Not much is known about who Alex Mytton’s mum was, although he occasionally posted about her to his Instagram.

In a moving tribute to her he posted on April 4th, 2019, he described her as the “kindest, most caring, beautiful all-round woman and undoubtedly the biggest force for good”.

 

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Wishing all mummy’s a happy Mother’s Day especially this one!! 👰🏼

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Familia 😁

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How did she die?

In the same Instagram tribute, Alex revealed that she had been suffering with what he described as a “brief” battle against brain cancer.

When the cancer was discovered is unconfirmed, but she passed earlier this year in April.

In his tribute, Alex also thanked the team at Oak Hall Care Home in Surrey, where it would seem his mother spent her time during treatment and up to the point of her passing.

 

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I’m not usually very good at expressing myself on here emotionally or maybe just in general but I’m gonna attempt to make an exception. Last week I had to say goodbye to my mum for the last time. After fighting, what now seems like a brief battle with brain cancer my mum finally succumbed to the disease. So I just wanna say if there was ever proof needed that these diseases act at random or without prejudice you would be it mum. You really were the kindest, most caring, beautiful all-round woman and undoubtedly the biggest force for good in my life. I owe you infinitely for shaping me to be the man I am today. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that life was going to be a struggle without you, and despite thinking I was mentally prepared for the inevitable when the inevitable actually came it hit me harder than I could have ever imagined. Strangely in that moment I felt like I was transported back to being that helpless little toddler who would scream “mummy I need you!!!” literally every 5 minutes or whenever I needed my butt wiping (how you kept your cool with me then I still don’t know! ha) and I was hit with sudden realisation of just how much you have done for me and just how big your heart was, for me, your loved ones and for everyone around you. It’s probably fair to say that despite trying to act otherwise I was a proper mummy’s boy and even at my ripe age you still provided a subconscious safety blanket that followed me through life from afar. Now as I look ahead in a life without you I want you to know that that subconscious presence lives on and really I just want to say thank you so much for being an amazing mother to me, for showing me total compassion and love, and although there is still a lot I wanted you to get to see I will never forget the memories we made, I will always love you and yes I will probably always “need you”. Rest in Peace Mumma xxx ❤️❤️ I would also like to thank @macmillancancer , the NHS and Oak Hall care home for their efforts and support throughout and especially to Claire from Oak Hall who stayed with us around the clock and did way above and beyond her duty.

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The scene that broke the hearts of viewers

Fans of Alex’s will have known of his mother’s passing before episode 10 (Monday, May 27th) aired. But even for those who knew, the scene where he discussed the tragic event was as heartwrenching as you would expect.

He checked in with best pal Jamie Laing to discuss how he was holding up and what ensued was a poignant, moving moment… Prepare your hankies!

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This discussion inevitably set off fans of MIC, with some calling it “the most real and moving scene” of the entire show.

It also set off Jamie Laing, who couldn’t hold back tears for his best friend and his family.

Jamie’s response – S17 E10.

All our thoughts are with Alex and the rest of the Mytton family.

 

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