Name Binky Felstead

Birth name Alexandra Elizabeth Felstead

Birthday 14 June 1990

Star sign Gemini

Birthplace Westminster, London

Binky Felstead was born at London’s Portland Hospital to mum Jane and dad Roger in 1990. She has older siblings Anna-Louise and Oliver.

The Made In Chelsea star’s real name is Alexandra but she was nicknamed Binky by her parents as a baby and it stuck.

Binky spent lots of time in the East Sussex countryside when she was growing up. She boarded at schools including Taunton School in Somerset and gained A-Levels in art and photography.

Despite her privileged upbringing Binky experienced some unhappiness in her teens. The reality star says she was bullied and also struggled to cope with her parents’ divorce.

After leaving school Binky Felstead went on to work as a receptionist for a hedge fund company in London. She lived in a house share with her pal Cheska Hull.

The friends starred in an episode of MTV show My Super Sweet World Class in 2011, which showed them organising a party together.

In the same year Binky and Cheska joined the cast of e4 structured reality series Made In Chelsea, which followed the lives and loves of a group of affluent young people in London.

The show proved to be a huge success. Binky, who came across as down-to-earth and ditsy, became very popular with viewers.

Her main role was as a friend to Cheska and flamboyant Ollie Locke but her romantic life took centre stage in series 4 when she briefly dated Jamie Laing and also hooked up with Andy Jordan.

Binky started dating Alex Mytton in 2013. Series 7 of Made In Chelsea focused on the ups and downs of their relationship, with Alex being accused of cheating on Binky. They split in the summer of 2014.

Luckily for Binky, doting mum Jane is always on hand to support her and offer advice. Mrs Felstead has appeared as a supporting cast member on the show.

Binky Felstead has also made a name for herself away from Chelsea. In 2013, she launched her own clothing range with Lipstick Boutique and a collection of nail polishes.

She released her autobiography in May 2014 and has also starred in a sexy photoshoot for underwear brand Bluebella.