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Stephanie Pratt, the veteran cast member of UK hit show Made in Chelsea, is keeping an eye on Aussie reality TV show The Bachelor
While the juicy new season of Made in Chelsea: Ibiza airs, filming for the 14th season of the original show has kicked off.
Cast member Stephanie Pratt has been on the show, which focuses on the lives of the young, rich and famous in the UK, since 2013 after being introduced to the public on salacious US reality show The Hills.
The 31-year-old has recently enjoyed stints in LA, the UK and Croatia but despite her jetsetting, has never been to Australia, where she says there are certain things she would like to experience.
Let’s just say if things don’t work out for the most recent Bachelor Matty J, there might be an option he never even thought of.
“The stereotype of Australia, everyone seems so laid-back, the people seem so friendly,” she says.
“And I feel like it’s really safe and there’s hot guys and accents – the whole package.
“But I’m always reading about shows over there, I thought The Bachelor, Matty J, was really cute so I started following it.
“I don’t know why London doesn’t have The Bachelor ... it’s my favourite show.
“If I was the Bachelorette, I’d do it in a heartbeat, but I wouldn’t be one of like, 20 girls, no way.”
Stephanie sat things out for the Ibiza season of the show, but is back with a vengeance.
“Filming is just now starting up again, some of the cast went to Ibiza for the summer series and some only got back recently,” she says.
“Every series is so crazy – Louise (Thompson) and I a while ago were making a list of all the characters we’ve known on the show that aren’t on the show anymore and we got to 60 people. So many people come and go.
“This series the new cast have been such a great addition because they bring the drama, and of course drama is good.”
Stephanie says she doesn’t feel threatened or jealous when newbies come along.
“It’s so weird because from being the youngest child of a brother and sister I’m not very competitive, I’m like ‘OK you win’,” she says.
“I know from being on The Hills every time there was a new cast member it was so good for the whole show.
“Ratings, excitement, things to talk about. I always get so excited.”
There are exceptions in certain circumstances.
“I know some of the originals didn’t really always love it, that’s their territory,” she says.
“It’s like, not a phasing college mentality, but the new kids always get kind of a rough welcome.
“I’m always the first to introduce myself, unless, if I’ve heard they’ve done something bad. That’s definitely the case with one of the new cast members, Mimi Buchard. It’s weird because she’s Canadian. Canadians are lovely people.”
The beef Stephanie is referring to with Mimi flared up last season.
“Before I met her I heard she was going for Fred (Fredrik Ferrier), that she was messaging him knowing he had a girlfriend,” Stephanie says. “It’s one thing if they’re not together anymore and it’s still bad if they’ve just broken up. “But if they’re happy at the time and another girl pursuing your boyfriend, that’s not cool.
“When it’s her time to tell the situation the viewers will be like ‘Oh is she a vixen or not?’ It’s never-ending, a lot of he said, she said.
“But what’s so nice about Made in Chelsea, because there are so many people on the show, viewers will always be able to relate to at least one person.” All 13 seasons of Made in Chelsea and Made in Chelsea: Ibiza are available to stream online at hayu.com
Reality TV star Stephanie Pratt, from Made in Chelsea, has never been to Australia but says she would like to visit.