Made in Chelsea is nicely positioned among the current clutch of reality series. While TOWIE has fallen on harder times and Geordie Shore has had not one, but two cast members banned from the show, the Sloaney 'celebs' are riding a wave of good public opinion and even scored their first Bafta win back in May.
So, what do the Chelsea set have over their rivals, asked RadioTimes.com. "Received pronunciation," replied Francis Boulle. "I think we're a lot funnier," added the man known for skateboarding along the Chelsea cobbles...
But if you're looking forward to seeing Francis back on our screens, then don't get too excited – the original cast member has dropped his strongest hint yet that his days on the series are numbered.
"The show’s more of a hobby for me," he said. "I have my own things going on that bring me satisfaction in terms of business and it’s crossed the point where it’s now not really relevant to the show, and it could be damaging to my business to bring it on [the show].
"I don’t like shutting the door on things but, like I said, I am filming less and it’s moving in that direction."
Uh-oh. And it turns out he's been hiding his new girlfriend from us, too. "I’m a romantic and the idea of bringing some things on to a reality TV show might potentially tinge that romance," he revealed. Charming.
Made in Chelsea – now in its sixth season – was reportedly the brainchild of Mr Boulle, but he claims some of his friends and co-stars have changed following the show's success. "People do it for different reasons, and I think the different reasons that people do it affect the way that they are affected by being in the public eye... what their motives are and stuff like that.
"I think a lot of people have changed."
Series six of Made in Chelsea begins tonight at 10pm on E4