MADE TO CHECK OUT OZ

Stephanie Pratt, the vet­eran cast mem­ber of UK hit show Made in Chelsea, is keep­ing an eye on Aussie re­al­ity TV show The Bach­e­lor

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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.

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