Made in Chelsea season 17 returned to our screens on Monday, March 25th with a wealth of new characters.

After eight years of brilliant TV, series 17 introduced us to a whole new wave of young, rich and fabulous castmembers.

Blonde-haired brainiac Verity Bowditch is by far the most eye-catching newbie. Not least because she is James Taylor’s ex but because romantic sparks are expected to fly between her and Jamie Laing.

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea Verity
Screenshot: Made in Chelsea Verity
Screenshot: Made in Chelsea Verity
Screenshot: Made in Chelsea Verity
Screenshot: Made in Chelsea Verity
Screenshot: Made in Chelsea Verity

Verity is a brainiac

Verity graduated from university in 2016.

She graduated from King’s College London with a degree in Biomedical Science.

KCL is ranked in the top 25 universities worldwide and one of the toughest to get into – this is one clever cookie!

She works in sales

According to her LinkedIn, Verity now works as a sales executive and account manager for London-based company Fonix LED.

Her clients include the likes of Body Power, Health-on-line, Waitrose, Oath and The Telegraph.

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Gimmi some muah

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Verity is actually from Dorset

Like many of the new cast members, Verity isn’t London-born and bred, but from a small village in Dorset called Owermoigne.

She regularly posts pictures on her Instagram of her life in London, but her love for countryside living is clear.

Her mum, Denise also posts lots of photos of Verity enjoying life in Owermoigne to her Instagram, @denisebowditch5555

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea Verity
Screenshot: Made in Chelsea Verity

Verity’s sport is very MIC

Ever the toff, Verity is a fan of the equestrian kind.

Her family appear to have lots of animals at their country home, including adorable sheep and ponies.

Verity even plays polo!

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My lil pony 💜

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She’s James Taylor’s ex…

James Taylor has been a cast member since 2017 and has had his fair share of romances with the likes of Tiffany Watson and Toff.

Verity is another name we can add to that list and judging by his constant flirting with V, it looks like he isn’t 100% over her.

There’s sure to be some more drama in the future between him, Verity, Jamie Laing and Rosie.

But could be dating Jamie Laing

There has been plenty of flirting between long-serving Made in Chelsea man Jamie Laing and Verity.

Following rumours that Jamie and Heloise Agostinelli had split up in mid-April, it looks likely that the McVities heir will shift his attention to Verity.

The pair can be seen looking extra cosy during the shooting for late 2019’s Made in Chelsea spin-off show in Cape Town.

Love is in the air?

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I promise there is no filter on this

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