'Alex is the only guy my dad has ever warmed to' - Nicola Hughes on Made in Chelsea romance
Irish model Nicola Hughes has revealed that her parents are fans of former Made in Chelsea bad boy boyfriend Alex Mytton.
Although the couple has had their ups and downs on the hit E4 show, Nicola's dad Des (from Manchester) and her mum Rosalyn (from Cavan) are fond of him.
"My parents love Alex," Nicola told the Sunday Independent Life magazine.
"Alex is the only guy [I have gone out with] that my dad has ever warmed to. Alex is an absolute gent. He hasn't, in the past, come across very well in the show. But he is so charming."
When she met Alex in the Naas Cour Hotel in Kildare in 2014 she had not seen the show and was not aware that Alex had cheated repeatedly on his ex-girlfriend Binky Falstead on the show.
Although her friends told her to watch the show she says she said, "I was like, 'No, I don't want to. I want to get to know him first.
"So I gave him a chance and got to know him. Fell for him. Then, eventually, as time went on, I started watching teh show and having loads of questions. He was just like, 'I was new to the show. I didn't really know what I was doing. It was a weird environment. Things happen.'"
In recent episodes Nicola has been feeling insecure after Alex disappeared to Ibiza for three days and did not contact her.
However, they now live together in Chelsea and Nicola reveals that he would not move to Ireland because "his whole life, his career, is based in England."