Made in Chelsea: series four, episode seven - review

Sophia ditches Francis for Proudlock, Victoria and Millie come head-to-head and Jamie gets up in Lucy's grill...

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Made in Chelsea: series four, episode seven - review
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“Why is everyone getting up in my grill?” – surely one of the most infamous one-liners in Made in Chelsea history? Newcomer Lucy was not in a mood for making friends when she made an appearance at Rosie’s dinner party last week on the arm of a smug Andy Jordan. Meanwhile Jamie’s miffed face must have gone some way to winning him back his female fan base after his blink-and-you’ll-miss-it relationship with ditzy Binky.

This week picked up the story with a spot of exercise – all part of the Spencer Matthews fitness regime after he turned up in St Tropez at the start of the season looking decidedly tubby. The weekly showcase of the infamous Matthews guns has since become a staple of series four – this episode taking the form of a rugby session with best friend Jamie. Is Spenny trying to regain his long-lost heartthrob status…?

Moving on to the Lost Boys – two of them to be precise. Francis and Proudlock hit a rough patch last week when new cast member Sophia found herself caught in the middle of their bromance. The obvious solution to such strife? Invite Sophia and Millie along to their coffee date – after all, Made in Chelsea always loves an awkward silence…

But, hold on – there may be a spanner in the works for the new couple as Sophia guiltily admits her feelings for long-time friend Francis. In the words of wise owl Millie, “this is going to get very messy”… 

Next up is a guilty-looking Andy – wearing a resplendent jumper (why do MIC males dress in all colours of the rainbow?) – who made a date with Jamie to apologise for his behaviour the other evening. After adding another offence to his long list of Chelsea dating faux pas, is Andy finally trying to make amends? It appears so as he gives Jamie his blessing to go for a drink with ‘playa’ Lucy.

The girl herself is continuing to put Chelsea noses out of joint with her guarded approach to the Sloaney dating scene. There’s even a brief moment of explanation following last week’s reference to her “grill” – “I know, I’m such a rude girl”. Errr… 

Millie Macintosh hasn’t made many appearances on our screens in recent weeks, but this week saw no end to her scathing one-liners following a run-in with Victoria Baker-Harber (a fantastic example of double barrelling). As her pooch backed away from poor V’s petting, Millie retorted, “Herbie usually likes other dogs”, which received the barbed response: “Well, that’s rich coming from the runt of the litter”. Ding-ding round one goes to Miss Baker-Harber who goes running off to Mark Francis and his restorative glass of champagne – the Chelsea equivalent of a warm cuppa.

But it wasn’t all bitching and giggles for Millie this week as she was forced to say a teary goodbye to her beloved pooch as he left for a foster home. We say tears – there were teary sounds but no physical manifestation. Mills could do with a few acting tips, we think… 

Moving on to the triumphant return of a  “positive and happy” Binky, fresh from some TLC in the care of Mummy Felstead. But that isn't the last we've seen of Mama Binks as she used her spare time to enjoy a glass of champagne with Ollie and Cheska's mothers - and a good old chit chat about their offsprings' love lives.

But hold on, who's that walking past? A convenient interference from love rat Jamie who's surely regretting his mid-afternoon bevvy with Andy in the same establishment. He's soon joining the trio for a spot of bubbly - this encounter could only end one way: a grilling at the hands of a stern Mrs Felstead. “You hurt my girl”…awkward silence…"The timing was awful.” Well done Jamie, strong defence there. “If anyone ever hurts your child, you want to kill them” fires back Mrs Felstead – quick, Jamie, get out of there fast!

Back to Proudlock and Sophia’s latest hot date – a business meeting with Mark Francis. It’s not all money and sunsets in Chelsea, but if anyone can make a perfume chat sexy, it’s Mark Francis. “I’m passionate about perfumerie – I think it’s such a romantic art,” he enthuses. “Musk is the most sexual of all fragrances – the only way to find out is to try it out on one another.” A flirtatious glance between Proudlock and Sophia soon follows and before long you could cut the sexual tension with a knife. Poor old Francis…

This week’s Made in Chelsea pardy (that’s party with a ‘D’) comes in the form of Andy and Stevie’s 1920s-themed bash, complete with teapots and teacups. After Spenny tips off Jamie vis a vis Lucy's man-eater activities he decides she's not worth pursuing any longer and informs Stevie, “She’s played Andy, she’s played me, she’s literally played all of Chelsea – she’s not girlfriend material.” Comments like that would definitely be classified as “getting up in her grill” – watch out Jamie… 

Meanwhile Sophia continues her quest to become the next Caggie Dunlop by performing on stage before embracing Proudlock. Cags, are you sure you're not in there? Although, the girl did prove she can hold a note. “I think she’s got the voice of an angel,” announces Francis wistfully, before admitting, “I felt like she was walking all over me with her boots when she ran into Proudlock’s arms.” Oh dear, Francis, we’re sure there’s a girl out there who can dry those tears. 

But back to a wild-eyed Lucy who's on the warpath after being informed about Jamie's untoward comments. "Who the f**k do you think you are, going around telling people I’m a f**king slut and that I’m not girlfriend material.” Jamie's soon doing damage control, trying to hold his ground, but Lucy summons up another of her world class retorts: “I think your opinion sucks”. Gold star. Lucy continues on her quest to make great television...


Read what Sophia Sasson has to say about her relationships with Spencer, Proudlock and Francis in her interview with RadioTimes.com