Made in Chelsea welcomes three new cast members (along with some golden oldies) to the mean streets of west London when the show returns tonight for its 12th series.
Newcomers Akin Solanke-Caulker, Emily Blackwell and Julius Cowdrey will join the gang in SW6. As all three of them are on the hunt for “Chelsea ladies”, “handsome boys” and “energetic girls” respectively, it’s bound to be another series of love rivalry and debauchery.
Akin Solanke-Caulker is the series’ first black cast member, and used to be a semi-professional rugby player. At 26, he now runs his own sports agency. He’s been a close pal of Alex Mytton since their school days and also played rugby with JP back in the day.
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The third newbie is 23-year-old half-Swedish Julius Cowdrey. (Of course his name is bloody Julius.) He comes from cricket royalty: his late grandfather Lord Colin Cowdrey was England captain and received a life peerage for services to the game, while his father Chris captained England and Kent.
Julius, however, is more interested in music: he’s an aspiring singer-songwriter. Cue flashbacks of other MIC stars trying to launch their music career on the back of the show: Mytton, Gabriella, Andy, Caggie, the list goes on.