A romance between Jamie Laing and Sophie ‘Habbs’ Habboo is the Made in Chelsea storyline that never was.

Channel 4 producers had us eating out of their palms when a potential relationship formed between the pair, ticking all the MIC boxes of drama, back-stabbing and shock.

However, it looks more likely that Jamie will go on to date Verity Bowditch. Considering the E4 reality TV series is a mix of real-life action and pre-scripted situations, was this ‘dating’ dilemma nothing more than a hoax?

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019 - Sophie Habboo and Jamie Laing?

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019 – Sophie Habboo and Jamie Laing?

Do Jamie and Habbs really fancy each other?

Yes… you can’t really hide emotion.

When it comes to Jamie and Habbs’s awkward and upfront chats, you could tell that they were being honest.

Slightly embarrassed and attempting not to cringe, it was kind of sweet how Jamie reverted back to his 12-year-old primary school ways to tell Habbs that he fancied her.

And by cute, we mean f**kingembarrassingg!

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Did MIC add fuel to the fire?

100%.

Whether it was Digby and Olivia Bentley egging-on Jamie to tell Habbs how he felt or staged situations where they all had to meet at the same place, MIC clearly hyped up the romance for more than it was.

Realistically, as Jamie is best friends with Habbs’s ex, Sam Thompson, nothing serious was ever going to happen.

Yet, across episodes 7-10, it was showcased as if Jamie was going to move on from recent ex-girlfriend Heloise Agostinelli with Habbs.

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

So what is going to happen?

MIC fans had always hoped for a romance between Jamie and the new star of season 17, Verity Bowditch.

Obvious natural chemistry has sparkled between the pair throughout the 2019 series, and Habbs’s romance almost feels like it has been chucked in there to simply add some zest to show.

Darling, it was always Jamie and Habbs…

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

Screenshot: Made in Chelsea 2019

 

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