Inside Issy from Made in Chelsea’s wild life as millionaire heir who holidays seven times a year

I just want to be her friend, please


When Issy joined Made in Chelsea last year, she instantly became a hit addition to the cast. She’s had loads of drama, dated Miles (obviously) and has fit right in with our fav group of rahs.

She’s fancy, goes to uni, lives a high life, and has a millionaire dad. It really is the go-to recipe for a Made in Chelsea cast member these days. Outside of the show, Issy’s life is mega boujie, and I’m just slightly jealous.

So, when she’s not on our screens on a Monday night, here’s an insight into what Made in Chelsea star Issy gets up to, and what her life is like.

Issy Francis-Baum, Made in Chelsea

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21-year-old Issy is a fashion student and model

Right now, Issy is 21 and balancing life as a student, model and influencer. She studies fashion promotion at Manchester Met, and is due to graduate next year.

Born and raised in east London – not Chelsea – Issy’s been signed as a model since 2019, and has worked with loads of well-known brands. She once featured on an ad in Times Square, and in stores across the US. She was scouted by IMM Models and since then has worked with names such as Urban Outfitters, ASOS, NARS and Tanologist.

Issy was inspired to start a degree in fashion from working in modelling, saying her work in this industry sparked an interest in what goes on behind the scenes.

Issy Francis-Baum, Made in Chelsea

via Instagram @issy.fbb

Her father is a millionaire London businessman

Since he appeared on the show last season, Issy’s dad Marc has had the viewers of MIC in a chokehold. Yes, he’s very easy on the eye, but he’s also a mega successful businessman.

He founded Mare Street Market in Hackney with chef Gizzi Erskine, and has been involved with Camden Hells and Camden Town Brewery since it started, alongside the founder Jasper Cuppaidge.

Mare Street is part of Marc’s larger company Barworks- an independent bar, pub and restaurant group with food and drink locations all over London, including Gas Station in King’s Cross and The Starman in Mayfair. Around 2011, Marc and his business partners from Barworks started looking to make their own beer, which is where the Camden Town Brewery started.

And the family home is incredible

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Mare Street is part of Marc’s larger company Barworks- an independent bar, pub and restaurant group with food and drink locations all over London, including Gas Station in King’s Cross and The Starman in Mayfair. Around 2011, Marc and his business partners from Barworks started looking to make their own beer, which is where the Camden Town Brewery started.

And the family home is incredible

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This house is so incredible, there was a huge rumour Issy’s family had sold the house to the actual Drake, which obviously turned out to be a bit of elaborate gossip, but good fun nonetheless.

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It has six bedrooms and six bathrooms, spread across three floors. The house regularly appears on luxury London housing Instagram pages and Issy’s father completely recreated the house from a shell, to what it is today.

During a Made in Chelsea episode, we saw Issy invite Miles over for a swim when they were dating, which was in the house’s basement pool. It also boasts a five-aside football pitch in the back garden, and in the basement there is a cinema room, sauna, games area, bar and gym.

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Issy has a new boyfriend, and he’s a posh property developer

The heartbreak she’s had on Made in Chelsea is definitely over, because Issy is now dating Tom Dolemore, a property developer. They went official earlier in 2023, and have been on holiday together already.

Tom is a bit older than Issy – aged 32. He’s definitely used to living it up, working as a co-director of a housing company. He builds houses in and around Bedford and Cambridge. He’s not new to the MIC world, having appeared on the show before and previously dating Habbs. He also used to date Love Island winner Ekin-Su.

Issy goes on up to seven holidays a year

Issy Francis-Baum, Made in Chelsea

via Instagram @issy.fbb

Issy’s Instagram is a complete vibe, and it shows she really is living. She’s been on seven holidays in the last year, including trips to Bali and Mallorca for filming Made in Chelsea. She’s also jetted off to Barbados, Zante, Italy, Ibiza and skiing in France.

That’s without counting a couple of UK staycations she’s done this year, including one to West Yorkshire, and attending loads of fancy influencer events at hotels in London.

Umm, she used to date Central Cee?!

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On TikTok before she was on Made in Chelsea, Issy said she used to date someone who is now a big time rapper. She’s dropped heavy hints it’s Central Cee, pinning comments suggesting it’s him.

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