If we looked up ‘friend’ in the dictionary, we would not be surprised to see Made In Chelsea's ‘Alexandra "Binky" Felstead’ written in huge letters.
I bet my last fluff-covered pound coin that Binks would properly look after you when times were tough. She would deffo let you blub on her shoulders if you drunkenly spewed over the guy you were seeing’s shoulder.
She would 100% rub off that stray red lippy that found its way onto your chin or teeth. Binky would get you a hamper full of tissues, rom coms and a milk tray the second you started blowing your nose.
But if we are going to make her our BFF (if you’re reading this, heeeyyyy, wanna be BFFs?) we need to know what we are getting ourselves into and find out everything there is to know about the Made in Chelsea gal who stole our hearts all the way back in 2011.
What is Binky short for?
Her parents nicknamed her Binky when she was a baby and, like the best nicknames, it kinda stuck. Her real name is Alexandra Elizabeth Felstead.
How old is Binky?
She is 28 years old and her birthday is the 14th June if you want to send her a card or a birthday tweet.
Binky's net worth?
She is reported to be worth around 1.4 million pounds which is a lot more than me, now you've brought it up. Of course, Binky, one of the longest standing MIC stars, is worth a zillion pounds to us, because she's so god damn great. Actually, scrap that. She's priceless.
Who are Binky's parents? What do they do?
Binky’s mum Jane is perhaps better known as ‘Mummy Felstead,’ formerly a regular on the show who’d always pop up to dish out stellar dating advice over brunch while wearing cosy-looking cashmere knits (which, as it happens, is exactly what we see ourselves doing in a few decades time). In fact, Mrs Felstead is so good at the advice malarky that she has landed her own column in the Daily Mail. Sadly, Binky's father Roger passed away three years ago; she recently marked the anniversary with a poignant Instagram post.
Does Binky have siblings?
Binky has an older sister Anna-Louise who is a New York based artist. You may remember she appeared on Made in Chelsea NYC and she was great. Binky has an older brother called Oliver who has yet to appear on the E4 show, but we wait in anticipation.
What does Binky do for a living?
Apart from entertain us most Monday evenings n E4 you mean? In 2011 she was working 9-5 Front of House for an investment company. but now she has her own clothing line (with fashion site In The Style), nail varnish line and was the face of Rimmel’s Sun Shimmer. She also has recently been signing up bff Olly Locke to dating sites and helped add clarity to that Boulle/Toff/Liv triangle. Did we mention she would make a great mate?
Does Binky have her own book?
She does indeed! Binks penned her own autobiography called ‘Being Binky: My Life in Chelsea’, which includes essential advice such as er... ‘Red Carpet Posing Tips’ because… yanno… we are always on that red carpet, with no clue which way to tilt our head… Oh how the other half live.
What was her upbringing like?
Very nice actually. She has great tales to tell about her adventures in East Sussex, including pony clubs. ski holidays and food fights. Don’t for a second she is a spoilt though chaps. Binks poignantly said in an interview "I wanted to point out to the public that the perception of us all being posh brats is absolutely wrong. I've had a lovely upbringing, agreed, but I'm very grateful for everything I've had. I believe I'm a grounded person and enjoy working and making my own money. I can do what I want with it.’ So there you have it.
Where does Binky like to hang out?
Anywhere in Chelsea daaahling (do you not watch the show??) Maggie's, The Box, 86 Restaurant & Bar are also her fave.
Wait. Is Binky still on Made In Chelsea?
Sadly not. Ever since May 2017, there’s been a Binky-shaped hole in the dramas of SW3. Posting on Instagram while pregnant with India, she alerted fans to the fact that her Chelsea journey had ended, writing: ‘Thank you for the amazing amount of support and love – what an incredible experience, couldn’t be prouder of this show & how far it’s come!’ However, she did go on to make a cameo in MIC's Ibiza spin-off, so it seems like the door is very much open for a return in the future. After all, her BFF Ollie Locke disappeared for a bit and has since made a grand return, so who's to say that Binky won't do the same? Our fingers remain firmly crossed...
Where does Binky get her jumpers from?
Binky is a firm believer 'that cashmere is best' when it comes to jumpers. But where she buys them? Good question.
Does Binky have a clothing line?
Yes! Well, kind of. Binky's design collaboration with In The Style launched last year and is still going strong. Indeed, it now encompasses swimwear.
Is Binky a mum? Did she have the baby already?!
Yesssss, indeed she is! Binky and JP have had a beautiful baby girl together which is all very exciting, isn't it! JP announced the news with a 'look at this close up shot of me holding my newborn baby' picture on Instagram on Monday 12th June, so we can assume that the baby was born sometime around then, right?
What's Binky's baby's name?
Binky and JP decided on India Elizabeth Felstead-Patterson. Pretty bloody adorable isn't it? Also, Binky's middle name is Elizabeth too! Extra cute. The two of them officially announced the birth of their bouncing baby girl with an interview in OK magazine, with Binky sharing their super cute (shall we say cute one more time?) family cover shoot on Instagram.
So Binky and JP are still together?
Sadly (sob) Binky and JP are no longer an item. The couple confirmed in September 2018 that they had chosen to part ways, sharing a statement on Instagram that explained: ‘it is with a heavy heart we have to tell you that we have decided to separate as a couple.’
‘We are still a family and India is, and will always be the absolute light of our lives however we have realized we are on a very different paths at the moment,’ they continued. ‘There are no secrets and no one has been hurt in any way, we now move forward with love, friendship & a deep respect for one another and the family we are 100% committed to.’
‘We have been going through this privately for a while and we are now in good place.’
The couple began dating in 2015 while both starring on Made in Chelsea, though they were not in a relationship when they revealed that they were expecting a baby. Shortly after welcoming India, the pair got back together. At the time, Binky revealed, ‘I know Josh will be a part of the baby’s life whether we are together or not. We are a unit now.
What is the Born In Chelsea spin-off about?
Ah, you heard about that did ya? Well quite simply it's Made In Chelsea, but without the rest of the cast. It's all about Binky and JP learning to be parents and navigating their usual Chelsea lives with baby in tow, and you can watch it on All4.
Is Binky engaged?
Nope - and she's fully occupied with other more pressing concerns right now, thank you very much. 'I think I'm more focused on making enough money for a house in the country rather than a wedding. I'm not really that fussed about getting married anytime soon,' she told Hello! earlier this year, which is certainly a sentiment we can get on board with. Her co-star Louise Thompson has since revealed that she'd love for Binky's daughter India to act as flower girl when she marries Ryan Libbey, which is sweet.
What about Binky and Julius?
They flirted on a camping trip thanks to Mr Ollie Locke's evil planning. However, be rest assured they are not dating.
Are Binky and Ollie secretly dating?
That would be a storyline and a half! Olly Locke has recently announced he is more into men than women and had his heart tragically broken by Yacine and a too-long plane journey. So, that's a no then.
Where does Binky Felstead live?
It's not really our business, but we can only assume Chelsea daahling.
Are Binky’s eyelashes real?
Binky is a huge fan of Eyelure's False lashes which are just over a fiver from Boots.
What makeup does she use?
Binky uses Mac's Face and Body Foundation and their cover up concealer for her base. To add warmth to her skin, Binky uses Benefit Hoola bronzing powder. Binky's fave MAC lippy is Myth, which is a very nice pinky nude shade.
Does Binky have Snapchat?
She definitely does, as she tweeted this...
So elusive! You can follow the rest of the Made in Chelsea cast on Snapchat here
Does Binky have Twitter?
Yes it's @binkyfelstead. She mainly tweets about her Instyle clothing range, but recently told us that she fancies Tom from Celebrity First Dates.
NOW READ: All The Made In Chelsea Couples You've Definitely Forgotten About
1. Jamie Laing and Louise Thompson
Remember when Jamie and Louise dated (much to Spencer's dismay) in 2012. Louise then left Jamie for Spencer, causing a very traumatic love triangle indeed. Poor Jamie.
2. Binky Felstead and Jamie Laing
Binks may have the perfect family with JP and baby India, but remember when she dated Jamie Laing?!? Yes, we forgot too. After years of friendship, the two found it difficult to transition to an actual relationship, so decided to call it a day.
3. Lucy Watson and Jamie Laing
Jamie and Lucy were together for a bit and would even walk their dogs together. Not one for holding back, Lucy Watson has called the show 'incestuous' and she 'no longer wants to waste time with people like Jamie and Proudlock'. BURN.
4. Lucy Watson and Proudlock
Ah yes, Lucy and Proudlock. They were the most swoon-worthy couple in SW3... oh, until Lucy found out that Proudlock was dating other women.
5. Ollie Locke and Chloe Green
Topshop Heiress Chloe Green joined the MIC lot in 2011 to date Ollie Locke. Ollie had previously dated Gabby who he broke up with to explore his feelings for men, only to then end up with another woman. It did not go down well...
6. Rosie Fortescue and Hugo Taylor
When Hugo was dating Millie Mackintosh in the show, he hooked up with her best friend Rosie. Millie then raised her glass to a party full of guests and said 'cheers to friendship'.
7. Spencer Matthews and Lucy Watson
Spenny took Lucy to Paris in 2013 and we almost believed he had given up his womanising ways. We were wrong and he admitted to cheating on Lucy with several women. Sigh.
8. Spencer Matthews and Louise Thompson
Louise joined the show as Spencer's (very despairing) girlfriend. Spencer being Spencer, couldn't stay faithful and resulted in a fair few teary scenes between the pair.
9. Alex Mytton and Binky Felstead
Binky and Alex were love's young dream (kinda) for two years until his constant cheating became unforgivable. It all worked out well though as she now has the cutest little baby girl with JP.
If Binky could be one of her co-stars for the day, who would she be?
You would think Jess Woodley or Toff, but reader you are wrong. So wrong. Binky revealed the person she would most like to be is….. Jamie bluddy Laing. Yep. Binky says she would quite like to be a boy for the day and she says Jamie gets a lot of female attention, is funny and everyone seems to love him. So now you know!
What is Binky’s favourite biscuit?
If we are not allowing Jaffa cakes (no we bloody well are not) then Binky would settle for a Hobnob. We hope she means the Hobnobs with layer of dark chocolate on the bottom. YUM.
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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.