Former Made In Chelsea cast member Emma Walsh, who starred in series 10 and 23 of the hit reality show has opened up about her ‘horrendous’ filming experience.
Chatting to hosts Bobby Norris and Stephen Leng on the showbiz gossip programme Access All Areas, the reality star spoke about her first appearance on the show back in 2015 saying: “The first time was pretty horrendous, I didn’t really know anyone on the show, I was friends with two of the cast members and we hung out for a weekend, so the show got in touch with me.”
She continued: “These shows are drama shows in the end and they don’t want to showcase your personality. It was a good experience, but I felt like I spent the whole season just defending myself and this story that came up which wasn’t real. I was like this hasn’t gone as well as I thought it would go down.”
When asked by Bobby if she was happy with how she was edited, the presenter responded candidly saying: “Yes and no … they [producers] pull what they want, they will pull parts of a conversation and they will put another part together, and then you are like wait a minute that wasn’t the full story.”
She then went on to say: “They’re just so clever aren’t they, they produce the show so well and that’s why they are all so popular because everyone wants to watch them, but sometimes you are like that’s not how things went down. The second time around was alright, but again, it wasn’t what I thought it would be.”
Later in the interview, the 39-year-old opened up about the online abuse she had received since appearing on the show: “Being on Made In Chelsea, I got trolled a lot because people have their favourites. And you come in and you’re not eased into it, you’re thrown into a scenario with what they want you to be. So, in Made In Chelsea, I got trolled quite a bit which is fine because I know that’s not really me or the real story.”
Listen to the full episode of Access All Areas, also featuring Bob Voysey and Nicole O’Brien here.