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Made In Chelsea's Charlie Mills 'suffered depression' and 'wasn't himself' in resurfaced photos - Daily Mail

13 May 2020
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EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Made In Chelsea star Charlie Mills 'suffered depression' and 'wasn't himself' in resurfaced photos from months ago in which he is seen with a 'suspicious substance'

By Andrew Bullock For Mailonline

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Former-Made In Chelsea star Charlie Mills suffered depression and was experiencing 'a bad stage of his life' earlier this year, a close source has claimed - after a photo emerged from months ago of him with a 'suspicious white substance'.

The picture in question - originally published by The Sun - was taken from Instagram, after it made its way onto the photo-sharing site in error, MailOnline can reveal.

The photograph featured a friend of Charlie's and what are believed to be the MIC star's legs, next to a tray containing a 'white substance', next to a credit card and bank note.

A difficult time: Former-Made In Chelsea star Charlie Mills suffered depression and was experiencing 'a bad stage of his life' earlier this year, a close source has claimed - after a photo emerged from months ago of him with a 'suspicious white substance' [pictured]

The image, however, was not recent - taken, in fact, in early 2020, when Charlie, 26, was allegedly going through a difficult time in his life.

A close source to the socialite - who appeared in five episodes of Made In Chelsea in 2017 - revealed to MailOnline on Monday evening: 'The photo was taken earlier this year, and made public this week in error.

'Charlie was not himself earlier in the year. He had been through a bad stage in his life and was suffering from depression. It was a really down period for him.'

While it has not been confirmed what the white substance in the picture was, the source added: 'Charlie will be the first to admit he was feeling more irresponsible at the start of the year. It's not like him and partying too much is not something he normally does.

Not himself: The image, however, was not recent - taken, in fact, in early 2020, when Charlie, 26, was allegedly going through a difficult time in his life

Error: The picture in question, published by The Sun, was taken from Instagram, after it made its way onto the photo-sharing site in error, MailOnline can reveal

A close source to the socialite revealed to MailOnline on Monday evening: 'Charlie was not himself earlier in the year. He had been through a bad stage in his life and was suffering from depression. It was a really down period for him'

'He knows what's right and what's wrong and he definitely feels remorse if this photo has given across a certain impression. He is also working hard on getting himself back on track at the moment and making sure to surround himself only by people who are good for him.'

Charlie is heir to a banking fortune and enjoyed a brief stint in the reality TV spotlight when he appeared on the stalwart E4 show's 14th series.

During his time on the show he briefly dated Canadian bombshell Mimi Bouchard, but their tryst was short-lived.

Since his time on the series, Charlie has been involved in charity work for the Diana Award, the Mental Health Foundation and has campaigned for anti-bullying.

Campaigning: Since his time on the series, Charlie has been involved in charity work for the Diana Award, the Mental Health Foundation and has campaigned for anti-bullying

He was, however, banned from driving in 2019 for 18 months after attempting to park his car in Fulham having been drinking.

His reps issued a statement to MailOnline at the time on his behalf, which read: 'On 12th March 2019 I regret to say that I drove a vehicle whilst intoxicated. I am extremely apologetic.

'It was a momentary lapse in judgement that is inexcusable and needless to say I accept full responsibility. Again I would like to apologise to all.

'I sincerely hope that this can help raise awareness for those that consider this a harmless act.

Ex: During his time on the show he briefly dated Canadian bombshell Mimi Bouchard, but their tryst was short-lived

'Fortunately no harm came from this but I have learnt a valuable lesson to say the least.'

Charlie even called the police on himself the night of the incident, dialing 101 after 'falling out of his car and hitting his head'. 

He admitted at the time he was 'way over' the limit and pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates Court last spring. 


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