EXCLUSIVE: Sam Vanderpump reveals how his aunt Lisa reacted to his Made in Chelsea stint

He will make his MIC debut on 14 April 2024

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by Emily Vierke |
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As if we weren't already excited about the upcoming series of Made in Chelsea, a whole new batch of cast members have been thrown at us and they include a Love Island alumni, a link to reality TV royalty and somebody called 'Muffins.'

Oh, those Made in Chelsea bigwigs sure know how to treat us.

One of the cuties joining the guys and gals of Kings Road is Sam Vanderpump who just happens to be the nephew of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills legend, Lisa Vanderpump.

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©channel 4 - made in Chelsea

Sam chatted exclusively to heat about his experience on Made in Chelsea and how being related to the Vanderpump matriarch was, obviously, a bonus.

"I've had two very fortunate people in my life who have experience in TV – and that was Reza [Amiri-Garroussi], and also my aunt," he said.

It looks as though Sam is set to integrate smoothly into the world of Bluebird, brunches and Bloody Mary's seeing as he is bezzie mates with MIC regular Reza and also has his aunt as a reality TV spirit guide.

"Lisa has been extremely supportive for the whole thing, she only ever wants what’s best for me," he revealed.

Lisa has been offering sam advice ©Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images

"I'm very fortunate to have someone help me navigate this who has many years of experience on TV," Sam continued as he chatted about Lisa.

We also couldn't help but wonder if the knack of being a reality TV icon is in the Vanderpump bloodline.

"Yeah it's been great," he went on, "She's given me great advice. So maybe it does come naturally."

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meet the mic newcomers ©channel 4

When Liv Bentley started dropping MAJOR hints that she wouldn't be returning for the MIC trip to Mauritius and Miles Nazaire was off ice-skating we had our concerns about the latest series.

We needn't have worried though as these five Chelsea newbies look set to cause some chaos and then some.

Sam will be joined by Love Island 2016 bombshell Tina Stinnes, who went head to head with Kady McDermott during her time in the villa so we know she knows how to handle herself.

Another addition comes in the form of James Taylor's little bro, Jack Taylor, who we are pretty sure is as much of a menace as his older sibling.

Let's take a minute to pray for the residents of SW3.

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