Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Chelsea Stars Swap Luxury for Life on the Street; You Might Think You Know Made in Chelsea Stars Spencer Matthews and Jamie Laing - but They Tell GEORGIA HUMPHREYS Viewers Will See Another Side to Them on the Celebrity Edition of Hunted PICK OF THE WEEK CELEBRITY HUNTED FOR STAND UP TO CANCER Channel 4, Tuesday, 9.15pm

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Chelsea Stars Swap Luxury for Life on the Street; You Might Think You Know Made in Chelsea Stars Spencer Matthews and Jamie Laing - but They Tell GEORGIA HUMPHREYS Viewers Will See Another Side to Them on the Celebrity Edition of Hunted PICK OF THE WEEK CELEBRITY HUNTED FOR STAND UP TO CANCER Channel 4, Tuesday, 9.15pm

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Byline: GEORGIA HUMPHREYS

PENCER MATTHEWS and Jamie Laing are famous for being Made in Chelsea's most notorious playboys.

s. But their latest TV venture couldn't be further from their glamorous lifestyles on the E4 reality show, which follows twentysomethings living in London's most exclusive postcodes.

The thrilling celebrity edition of Channel 4's Hunted sees the posh pals sleeping on the run, to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer.

While attempting to live "off the grid" for 14 days, four teams of famous faces - Spencer and Jamie, Jay McGuiness and Siva Kaneswaran from The Wanted, Gogglebox's Steph and Dom Parker, and solo Anneka Rice - have to avoid being caught by an elite team of hunters (including former police officers, intelligence and army personnel).

"I think it (Hunted) is going to show some really interesting sides to us," says 29-year-old Spencer, who left the Made in Chelsea cast in 2016, and seems to have settled down with Irish model Vogue Williams.

"The difference was it didn't feel like we were making TV, because it was so real; it wasn't like 'stand there and say this', or, kind of, 'react to this', 'react to that'."

"We didn't see a producer for the entire time we were out there. We were just left to our own devices."

So what is it really like being chased by the hunters? The cheeky Chelsea locals tell us all...

EXTRAVAGANT ESCAPES AMONG plenty of nail-biting - and amusing - moments in the first episode of Celebrity Hunted, Spencer and Jamie taking to the skies in a helicopter is perhaps the most memorable.

Did the socialites try to make being on the run as extravagant as possible? "Well, at the beginning, yeah!", laughs Spencer, whose brother James Matthews married the Duchess of Cambridge's sister, Pippa Middleton, in May this year. "But we ran out of money pretty quickly."

"We wanted to put on a show, that was the idea," adds 28-year-old Jamie, who stars in the upcoming 14th series of Made in Chelsea, and is heir to the McVitie's fortune. "And I think that's what we achieved.

"The great thing about it is that (the helicopter) is just a portion of what we do."

"Given that it's for such a good cause, we wanted to make it as exciting an experience for us and the viewers as possible," agrees Spencer who won Channel 4's snow-sports reality show, The Jump, earlier this year.

LIFE ON THE RUN EVEN with such fancy modes of transport at their disposal, the duo face challenges while living off the radar - particularly Jamie.

"I have terrible tinnitus, so there's constant ringing in my ears that never goes," he explains, before admitting feeling quite scared at times.

"This was a high stress situation... you constantly feel like every car, every helicopter (is hunting you). You're hungry, you don't have any water. …

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