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Binky Felstead: everything you need to know about the pregnant Made in Chelsea star

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Made in Chelsea is set to welcome its first baby this year, with the news that Binky Felstead is expecting her first child with co-star Josh 'JP' Patterson. The mummy-to-be revealed her happy news to HELLO! admitting that it was a "huge shock" but also the "best surprise".

Here's everything you need to know about our Sloane favourite...

Watch Binky and JP announce pregnancy news!

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Binky, posing with her goddaughter, is expecting her first baby

How did she rise to fame?

Binky, 26, stepped into the spotlight in 2011 as one of the original cast members of Made in Chelsea. She's had her fair share of theatrical storylines, focusing on her relationships with fellow co-stars Jamie Laing, Alex Mytton and her current on-off boyfriend JP. Her fallings-out with friends including Lucy Watson and Cheska Hull have also been the centre of scripts.

Why is she called Binky?

The star's real name is Alexandra. Her parents gave her the nickname Binky when she was growing up – and it's stuck ever since!

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The Made in Chelsea star is a country-loving girl at heart

Where did she grow up?

Binky calls East Sussex her home. She had a comfortable upbringing, with country walks, pony clubs and ski holidays all a staple. She took her first riding lesson aged just six months, and in her book Being Binky, she lists the animals that lived in her Tudor family home. She was educated in boarding schools, including St Bedes and Millfield.

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Binky with her sister Anna-Louise and Mummy Felstead

Who is her family?

Binky's parents Jane and Roger are divorced, with Binky admitting that her dad, the owner of an information software business, "travelled a lot" when she was younger.

Her mum regularly appears on the BAFTA award-winning TV show as 'Mummy Felstead', and is just as much a hit with fans as Binky. She is always ready to dish out dating advice to her daughter and daughter's friends – the affluent residents of SW3.

Binky's older sister Anna-Louise is a New York-based artist and briefly appeared on the summer spin-off, Made in Chelsea: NYC. The sisters also share an older brother Oliver, who has yet to feature on the show.

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The 26-year-old with her fellow original MIC castmates Louise and Rosie

Where does Binky live?

The country-loving girl bought her own place in West London last year. Speaking to HELLO!, Binky said she can't wait to give her baby a loving home.

What does she do?

Apart from entertaining us on Monday nights, Binky has built up her reputation as a model, fitness guru and beauty and fashion blogger. She has endorsements with Rimmel, online retailer In The Style and other brands, she's the new UK ambassador for Reebok and at the start of this year signed to Select Model Management.

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The parents-to-be are "dating" and hanging out

Are Binky and JP still together?

Binky and JP's turbulent on-off relationship has planted them firmly at the centre of Made in Chelsea, with fans left guessing if they are still together. Binky revealed to HELLO! that she and JP are not a couple, although they are "dating" and hanging out. "We go on dates and hang out," she said. "It would be silly for us to rush back into anything, but we want to focus on the future now rather than the past."

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