Made In Chelsea is back after the cast's south of France capers


Made In Chelsea is back on TV screens on Monday night, and the new series looks set to be as dramatic and over-the-top and full of fights and passion as ever.

In an exciting addition to proceedings as the cast return from their south of France summer spot - where they filmed the previous series - there are three new additions to the line-up.

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One of these is 26-year-old former semi-professional rugby player Akin Solanke-Caulker, who is the first black cast member to appear on the popular E4 series.

The sports agency owner is a close friend of long-time star Alex Mytton and he also used to play rugby with Josh Patterson, aka JP, and he is keen to woo the ladies of Chelsea with his charm.

Also joining the cast are Emily Blackwell, a 20-year-old professional model, and 23-year-old Julius Cowdrey, who is half-Swedish and comes from cricket royalty.

Emily is friends with MIC regular Jess Woodley and is keen to meet some of the Chelsea lads to spark up a romance, despite being called an "ice maiden" by her family.

Julius has some big shoes to fill, as his late grandfather Lord Colin Cowdrey was the England cricket captain and received a life peerage for his sporting services, while his dad Chris captained England and Kent.

The likes of Made In Chelsea regulars Binky Felstead, Ollie Locke, Tiff Watson, Rosie Fortescue, Jamie Laing and Frankie Gaff will, of course, be present in the new series.

If the trailer is anything to go by, there will be a serious show-down between on-off lovers Binky and JP, the latter of which gets into a steaming row with Ollie.

Francis Boulle, Fredrik Ferrier and Oliver Proudlock are also going to reappear on the show, something fans will no doubt be thrilled about.

Series 12 of Made In Chelsea starts on Monday at 9pm on E4.