With Made in Chelsea currently in its seventh season, HELLO! Online caught up with original cast member Alexandra Felstead (better known as ‘Binky’), to talk about her experience on the reality series so far.
"There have been so many ups and downs," she says. "Since I've been doing the show my life has changed dramatically. I started in the beginning and I'll be there until the end, if they want me!"
The new series has already been dramatic for Binky, as rumours emerged that her co-star and boyfriend Alex Mytton had been unfaithful.
This is the 23-year-old’s first on-screen relationship since the BAFTA-winning show began, and she admits that having her personal life made public can be quite tough.
"It's very difficult," she reveals. "But we signed up for it, so when we watch the show and see what other people are saying, we just have to grin and bear it".
Another relationship catching fans' attention is between Jamie Laing and Lucy Watson. Despite professing his love for Lucy, it soon emerged that Jamie had flirted with other girls days later.
"I'm so bored with talking about their relationship," admits Binky. "I'm never going to think about it ever again. They can lead their lives, and I'll lead mine."
She does however admit that she would prefer Lucy to end up with Jamie rather than Spencer Matthews. "I know Spencer is a bad boy," she says. "I don’t think she’ll ever go back to him."
Outside of the show, Binky has been immersing herself into the world of beauty, launching Binky London, her line of nail polishes. "I like my hands to be perfect," she laughs. "I get weekly manicures in Glo Fulham. My favourite nail polishes are Binky London of course!"
The quirky brunette has also teamed up with skincare brand HALO Wipes (halowipes.co.uk). "They’re an amazing brand," she says. "They’ve got loads of different types of make up wipes, including hand hygienic and deodorant wipes, which are perfect for the festival season, as you can pop them in your bag when you’re on the go. My favourites are the eye make-up remover pads, because they’re so good."
When it comes to beauty, Binky reveals that she loves a sun-kissed glow. "I think tans look healthier," she adds. "One of my favourite beauty products is Rimmel’s sun shimmer, because it makes me feel good to have a bronzed look."
When it comes to her beauty regime, Binky has an unusual trick. "Rubbing chillies on your lips to give them a natural plump," she reveals. "It hurts a little bit, but you get over it when you get luscious lips!"
Made in Chelsea airs Mondays at 9pm on E4.