Mark Francis Vandelli weighs in on Toff on I’m A Celeb


He’s the longest-standing member of the Made In Chelsea cast and appears in his own spin-off series, debuting now on All4.

Yet TV star Mark Francis Vandelli doesn’t own a television, meaning he’s unable to tune in to watch his MIC co-star Georgia Toffolo on the current season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 

‘I’ve heard about what she’s been up to,’ the 27-year-old told MailOnline on Friday. ‘I’ve heard about these blended camel’s brains she’s having to drink.

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Cheering her on: Mark Francis Vandelli can't watch Made In Chelsea co-star Georgia Toffolo on I'm A Celeb as he 'doesn't have a television'... but thinks she could go all the way to the final

Cheering her on: Mark Francis Vandelli can't watch Made In Chelsea co-star Georgia Toffolo on I'm A Celeb as he 'doesn't have a television'... but thinks she could go all the way to the final

Cheering her on: Mark Francis Vandelli can’t watch Made In Chelsea co-star Georgia Toffolo on I’m A Celeb as he ‘doesn’t have a television’… but thinks she could go all the way to the final

‘But I haven’t watched it because I don’t have television. But, knowing Toff, I’m sure she could do well.’

The 23-year-old blonde is currently battling for the title of Queen of the Jungle in the Australian outback, and Mark Francis has only glowing things to say about her.

‘She is just an incredibly likable person! She’s very charming and she’s still a very young girl. I do hope she does well, I think she will do.’

Mark Francis has appeared on Made In Chelsea since it’s very first episode in 2011 – and while the rest of the cast have their love lives and personal confrontations aired out on the E4 series for all to watch, the part-Italian has managed to keep a level of sustained decorum on the show.

High praise: The 23-year-old blonde is currently battling for the title of Queen of the Jungle in the Australian outback, and Mark Francis has only glowing things to say about her

Veteran: Mark Francis has appeared on Made In Chelsea since it's very first episode in 2011 - and while the rest of the cast have their love lives and personal confrontations aired out on the E4 series for all to watch, the part-Italian has managed to keep a level of sustained decorum on the show

Veteran: Mark Francis has appeared on Made In Chelsea since it's very first episode in 2011 - and while the rest of the cast have their love lives and personal confrontations aired out on the E4 series for all to watch, the part-Italian has managed to keep a level of sustained decorum on the show

Veteran: Mark Francis has appeared on Made In Chelsea since it's very first episode in 2011 - and while the rest of the cast have their love lives and personal confrontations aired out on the E4 series for all to watch, the part-Italian has managed to keep a level of sustained decorum on the show

Veteran: Mark Francis has appeared on Made In Chelsea since it's very first episode in 2011 - and while the rest of the cast have their love lives and personal confrontations aired out on the E4 series for all to watch, the part-Italian has managed to keep a level of sustained decorum on the show

Veteran: Mark Francis has appeared on Made In Chelsea since it’s very first episode in 2011 – and while the rest of the cast have their love lives and personal confrontations aired out on the E4 series for all to watch, the part-Italian has managed to keep a level of sustained decorum on the show

‘The producers understand that I am not gong to film certain things,’ he explained. ‘This is a formula that works. It’s actually the secret to my longevity –  I don’t open up every aspect of my life and allow a certain amount of mystique and intrigue.

‘It’s about preserving yourself. Made In Chelsea is a minute aspect of my life – it documents a very small aspect of who I am. I can be fun and light-hearted on it and it doesn’t weigh on me.’

One of MIC’s secrets to success can be put down to the painfully awkward encounters that go on between the members of the cast on screen. But Mark Francis side-steps these.

‘I don’t like very awkward situations. I will keep that for off camera,’ he insisted. ‘The other members of the cast ask me how I manage to not get my personal life involved. It’s an especially difficult concept for the new cast to grasp. The interest starts to be about their relationships rather than their personalities.’

Staying out of it: One of MIC's secrets to success can be put down to the painfully awkward encounters that go on between the members of the cast on screen. But Mark Francis side-steps these

Staying out of it: One of MIC's secrets to success can be put down to the painfully awkward encounters that go on between the members of the cast on screen. But Mark Francis side-steps these

Staying out of it: One of MIC’s secrets to success can be put down to the painfully awkward encounters that go on between the members of the cast on screen. But Mark Francis side-steps these

There have been one or two ‘encounters’ on MIC between Mark Francis and others – namely a brief tiff with Victoria [Baker Harber] and a row over Christmas dinner with Ollie Locke. 

‘Well I was thrown into that,’ he recalled. ‘Some people thrive off altercations and like to be on TV arguing. I have no interest in arguing.’

He also insisted his friends, family and relationships will never feature on MIC.

‘It would never happen. It would be selfish of me to bring people into the public eye who don’t want that. Not everyone wants to be photographed tying their shoelaces.’ 

Mark Francis stars in a new series for All4 called Mark Francis’ Big Night Out, in which he is sent off to spend evenings with different groups of people outside of London to experience their idea of fun.

Going large: Mark Francis stars in a new series for All4 called Mark Francis' Big Night Out, in which he is sent off to spend evenings with different groups of people outside of London to experience their idea of fun

Going large: Mark Francis stars in a new series for All4 called Mark Francis' Big Night Out, in which he is sent off to spend evenings with different groups of people outside of London to experience their idea of fun

Going large: Mark Francis stars in a new series for All4 called Mark Francis’ Big Night Out, in which he is sent off to spend evenings with different groups of people outside of London to experience their idea of fun

New things: 'The moshpit was quite possibly one of the most atrocious things I have ever been involved in,' he admitted. 'The drag show had thousands of drag queens all seeking the limelight, fighting for the camera'

New things: 'The moshpit was quite possibly one of the most atrocious things I have ever been involved in,' he admitted. 'The drag show had thousands of drag queens all seeking the limelight, fighting for the camera'

New things: ‘The moshpit was quite possibly one of the most atrocious things I have ever been involved in,’ he admitted. ‘The drag show had thousands of drag queens all seeking the limelight, fighting for the camera’

‘The idea sprung from the fact that I am more multifaceted than I perhaps come across,’ he said of the show. ‘I really enjoyed being out of my comfort zone. I wanted to throw myself into this.

‘My life is led a certain way. I travel a lot and I have very different friends, in all sorts of different countries, from very different backgrounds.

‘On Made In Chelsea I am rather limited to interacting with just Victoria and Toff. But the style of this show means the reactions are very immediate and real.

‘It’s just me and two camera men with cameras on their shoulders. It’s raw and very real. It’s more of a documentary.’

The MIC star went on to add: ‘In a subliminal way I’d like this show to be a precusrsr to trying new things. When you’re making your own show you want to put all the effort in.’

Spreading his wings: The show will follow Mark Francis as he goes out to a drag club, on a ladies' night, to a moshpit, to a grime night, to a bashment and on a night out with students

Spreading his wings: The show will follow Mark Francis as he goes out to a drag club, on a ladies' night, to a moshpit, to a grime night, to a bashment and on a night out with students

Spreading his wings: The show will follow Mark Francis as he goes out to a drag club, on a ladies’ night, to a moshpit, to a grime night, to a bashment and on a night out with students

Out now: Mark Francis' Big Night Out is available to view now on All4

Out now: Mark Francis' Big Night Out is available to view now on All4

Out now: Mark Francis’ Big Night Out is available to view now on All4

The show will follow Mark Francis as he goes out to a drag club, on a ladies’ night, to a moshpit, to a grime night, to a bashment and on a night out with students. 

‘The moshpit was quite possibly one of the most atrocious things I have ever been involved in,’ he admitted. ‘The drag show had thousands of drag queens all seeking the limelight, fighting for the camera.

‘It was a joy meeting such diverse groups,. Although the death metal revelers certainly didn’t fail to realise I wasn’t particularly enchanted with what they call stress-relieving music. I don’t think they were keen on someone who wasn’t keen.’

Mark Francis’ Big Night Out is available to view now on All4.





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