It’s the Made in Chelsea showdown we have all been waiting for, a meeting between Ryan Libbey and Alik Alfus.
The pair have been at war ever since 6ft3 personal trainer Ryan pushed Alik out of a club during the 2017 MIC series.
Now, six episodes into series 22, and the pair still haven’t settled their differences.
Ryan can’t get over the fact that Alik is his girlfriend’s ex, while Alik is quietly bitter that Ryan stole the women he had planned on making a marriage proposal too.
Can’t we all just get along?
— Emma Louise Delaney (@Emma_LouiseMSD) April 9, 2018
Tapping his knee and slapping his thighs with those Hulk-like arms, Ryan cut a typically nervous character waiting for Alik to arrive.
The initial exchange of pleasantries was as awkward as you can imagine, with Alik mustering all but a groan when Ryan opened with “glad you came”.
Straight to the business, then…
Alik – who loves nothing more than talking about the past – brought up the issues surrounding his clash with Ryan at a restaurant in episode four.
Ryan walked away from his two-year anniversary meal with girlfriend Louise, unwilling to sit in the company of Alik and his father, who were coincidentally dining at a nearby table.
— Chloe✌️ (@chloelouise_43) April 9, 2018
However, for Alik, he believed that the two-year anniversary was an insult to him.
He was adamant that the anniversary suggested that his girlfriend at the time, Louise, was having an affair with Ryan.
— Tori (@sun_shi_n_e) April 16, 2018
Alik went on to confess that his actions since moving back to London should not leave Ryan feeling threatened.
Although, having used the word “threat”, he probably set off a host of loud alarm bells ringing inside the head of a very insecure Ryan.
The conversation moved onto Louise, where Alik said that he had “absolutely zero interest” in her.
A dubious statement at best…
Alik: I have zero interest in Louise at this point
Also Alik: is still talking about Louise#madeinchelsea
— Liz Rogers (@fatboyliz) April 16, 2018
But, despite sitting there in the pitch black with long awkward silences, the pair eventually looked like they had settled their differences.
Ryan put forward an unlikely and albeit backhanded apology.
The scene at the Looking Glass Cocktail club was short and sweet although audiences were left with the assumption that this could be the start of a new friendship.
Ryan and Alik – who’d have thought it!
Alik finished by saying: Let’s say this is actually f*cking over with and move on, and take every bit of effort to make sure it doesn’t escalate again.”
Well said Alik! ???#MadeInChelsea
— Emma (@emmajvale) April 16, 2018
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