Stevie Johnson: "My relationship comes ahead of Made In Chelsea"

Published Monday, Jun 29 2015, 11:37 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Made In Chelsea's Stevie Johnson has not joined his co-stars in Los Angeles because he is choosing to put his relationship first.

Stevie, who is dating publicist Cressida Stewart, wished his co-stars the best of luck last week after revealing he would not be taking part in the special LA spin-off show.

Stevie Johnson and Cressida Stewart on holiday on Hayman Island, Instagram
15 April

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And now, Stevie has explained that producers were keen for Cressida to join the show, and although "she's never ruled it out", she is very much focused on her career.

Stevie told Bang Showbiz: "I don't want to push her to do that sort of thing and my relationship comes ahead of Made In Chelsea right now."

Speaking about the current cast out in LA, which includes Jamie Laing, Lucy Watson and Mark-Francis Vandelli, Stevie said he's looking forward to watching the show.

Made In Chelsea's Josh Shepherd confides in Stevie about his fallout with Stephanie Pratt - 20 April 2015.

© Channel 4

Stevie in MIC's ninth series.

"Not everyone could go and my role in this series has been quite limited," he explained. "But it's good as well, because I am at a stage where I'm 26 now so I need to start taking things a little bit more seriously.

"There are a few projects that I've been working on that I really want to get off the ground this summer."

The ninth series of MIC, which wrapped up last week, only saw occasional appearances from Stevie. Last summer, Stevie was heavily featured in the New York spin-off as viewers saw the return of Stevie's confident alter ego Stefan, where he fought for the affections of Billie Carroll before his ex Stephanie Pratt turned up.

Stevie Johnson and Cressida Stewart at Ascot Racecourse
19 June

© Instagram / @steviej_23

Stevie and Cressida have been dating since last year, but they only went public with their romance in February after sharing loved-up photos via Instagram.

Ahead of the new series in April, Stevie told Reveal about his relationship with Cressida: "I'm always a fan of sort of showing everything to the viewers, but in this case, I think she's quite focused on her career.

"It's not the right time now," he continued. "It's not something I'm against or she is, but the timing is not there at the moment. She's my most serious girlfriend ever, so yeah, it's going very well."

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