With Christmas just around the corner, Made in Chelsea star, Jamie Laing, has been making mischief this week, playing the ultimate festive prank on his good friend and co-star, Binky Felstead. Drawing on his love of all things festive and using the magic of the movies for inspiration, Jamie teamed up with NOW TV to secretly transform Binky’s beautiful Chelsea townhouse into a show-stopping winter wonderland, by covering it in thousands of dazzling Christmas lights and tacky decorations.
No stranger to a causing a little chaos, Jamie and his gang of naughty Christmas elves worked tirelessly for 12 hours to decorate Binky’s house with over 2,500 fairy lights, nine giant inflatable characters, three six foot candy canes and a snow machine. The transformation was powered by countless mugs of hot chocolate, and inspired by the likes of the Griswold house in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Papa Elf’s home in Elf, and the magical Whoville in How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Jamie Laing said:
“I absolutely love Christmas and can’t get enough of the festive traditions that happen year after year – the carols, the terrible jumpers, the pigs-in-blankets, and of course, the classic Christmas movies. I’m a big believer in spreading festive cheer, so I couldn’t resist surprising my good friend Binky by sprinkling a bit of that Christmas movie magic on her house. She’s a stylish girl so I knew she would love what I did with the place – I mean what says Christmas in Chelsea more than a giant inflatable snowman and a six foot candy cane?”
Binky Felstead said:
“Jamie is definitely top of my naughty list after this prank. I couldn’t believe it when I saw what he’d done to my house and I’m not sure my neighbours are thrilled, but it certainly got me in the festive spirit so I couldn’t stay mad at him for long!”
Watch Jamie and his little helpers transform Binky’s house and see her reaction below!
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JAMIE’S FESTIVE MAKE-OVER: FACTS AND STATS
· Over 2,500 Christmas lights were used to adorn Binky’s house
· 9 inflatable snowmen, Santa Clauses and reindeer were used to decorate the house
· 25 metres of tinsel and 75 baubles were used in the makeover
· It took 12 hours to complete the transformation
· Jamie had a team of 11 little helpers working on the makeover
· 33 mugs of hot chocolate, 26 cups of tea and 19 mince pies were consumed during the day