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The Real Housewives Of Cheshire Returning For A Third Season Without Magali Gorre — ITVBe Adds Three New Housewives!

The British housewives are back! Today, ITV announced that The Real Housewives of Cheshire will return to ITVBe for a third season this spring. Returning are Ampika Pickston, Dawn Ward, Lauren Simon, Leanne Brown and Tanya Bardsley are joined by three new housewives, Missé Beqiri, Seema Malhotra and Stacey Forsey.

A total of eight housewives! Looks like ITVBe is following Bravo and Arena's format since last season The Real Housewives of New York City had a total of eight housewives for their seventh season due to the return of original cast member Bethenny Frankel, meanwhile The Real Housewives of Melbourne's current cast consist of eight cast members. Hopefully they will also follow Bravo's format by giving the show a proper finale and reunion special.

Unfortunately, original cast member Magali Gorre will not be returning to the new series, as we previously reported, she decided "to take a break" from the show but it's not ruling out of possibility of making a grand return to Season 3 by making cameo appearances just like American housewives NeNe Leakes (Real Housewives of Atlanta) and Brandi Glanville (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) are currently doing.

(L to R:  Missé, Seema and Stacey (Photo Credit: ITV/Monkey Kingdown)

Learn more about the new season, new cast members and more via the network's official press release below!

via ITV's Press Release

This successful, original commission gives viewers a unique glimpse into the luxurious lives of the affluent Cheshire set. Joining original housewives Ampika Pickston, Dawn Ward, Lauren Simon, Leanne Brown and Tanya Bardsley, will be three brand new Housewives who live in Cheshire’s most exclusive social circles.

Missé Beqiri, model and wife of footballer Anders Lindegaard; business owner and fashion designer Seema Malhotra and busy mum and social butterfly Stacey Forsey will all be welcomed into the fold for the show’s third season.

Viewers will be given a front row seat to enjoy the glamorous lifestyles of these eight women as they go about their well-heeled lives. From exclusive parties and expensive shopping sprees to facials, fallouts, families and new-found friendships; this ten-part series is set to return to our screens next month.

The Real Housewives of Cheshire hit ITVBe screens for it’s first series in January 2015, followed by series 2 in September 2015.

The Real Housewives of Cheshire is made by BAFTA winning producers Monkey (an NBCUniversal International Studios company). Executive Producers are Sean Murphy, Sarah Dillistone and David Granger. Series Producer is Mike Swindells. The series has been recommissioned by Amanda Stavri, Commissioner for Entertainment, ITV2 & ITVBe.

The Real Housewives of Cheshire Biographies


Missé Beqiri (29)
Half Swedish half Albanian, Missé was scouted by Scandinavia’s biggest model agency whilst working in a clothes shop in Copenhagen and has never looked back. She has travelled the world and lived the jet set lifestyle - modelling and partying in Paris, Milan and New York to name but a few. Missé married footballer Anders Lindegaard in a stunning beach wedding in Mauritius in 2014 after a whirlwind romance and they live in Cheshire with their 3-year-old son Julian.

Seema Malhotra (44)
Business owner and fashion designer Seema is Design Director at luxury fashion brand Forever Unique, which she runs with her husband Sandeep. She has lived in Cheshire for over 30 years and has been married to Sandeep for 23 years. They have two sons, Neil and Aaron. As well as being a busy wife and mother, Seema is very hands on with the business, overseeing the brand, new collections and regularly travelling the globe working with high calibre designers, models and clients.

Stacey Forsey (40)
Stacey has her finger firmly on the pulse of Cheshire society and is definitely at the centre of the in crowd. She’s married to businessman Dave Forsey and has two children, Grace and Zac. As well as being a busy mum and wife she is quite the social butterfly in Cheshire circles and loves to entertain. She regularly puts her degree in Event and Hospitality Management to good use hosting charity events, exclusive fashion shows and glamorous parties, and has recently set up studio at home to rekindle and develop her love for art and painting.

The Real Housewives of Cheshire returning cast biographies

Ampika Pickston (34)
Entrepreneur and businesswoman Ampika has lived in Cheshire since she was 18. She studied at the Toni and Guy Academy in Manchester and the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London - she now owns and runs her own exclusive beauty salon and spa. She has one son and is divorced, but remains friends with her ex-husband.

Dawn Ward (42)
Dawn is a well-respected interior designer working on private and commercial high-end projects worldwide. Dawn has been married to former Manchester City footballer and businessman Ashley Ward for over 20 years they have four daughters. The Wards live at Warford Hall, a grand family home sitting on 20 acres of land with private stables.

Lauren Simon (43)
Lauren has been married to businessman Paul Simon for 12 years and they have two daughters. Lauren spends her life organising holidays and parties at their homes in Marbella, Florida and Cheshire. Lauren’s father set up a hairdressing business that he wanted her to run but she had no interest; she left the business to party in Los Angeles.

Leanne Brown (40)
Leanne is married to Sunderland defender Wes Brown. They have been together for 18 years and married at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire. They have three daughters, Halle, Lilia and Lola. Leanne has recently designed and launched her own children’s fashion range.

Tanya Bardsley (34)
Tanya was once an FHM model and is now a successful life coach, businesswoman and author. She is married to Stoke City Defender Phil Bardsley. She has three children, Gabriella, Rocco and Renz.

The Real Housewives of Cheshire Season 3 will premiere on ITVBe sometime this spring.

To be honest, I'm surprised that Magali is not returning, she kept it real, she actually was in the center of the drama on both seasons and she actually had a story line. I'm still surprised that Leanne Brown is still on the show (no shade). If Bravo was in charge, half the original cast would have been replaced (just ask RHONY ladies). Hopefully the new housewives are going to bring it. Interesting how Magali (who happens to be black) is not back yet she is replaced by another woman of color. Wish they would have kept Magali, the show needs more diversity, I think it's unfair but that's just my opinion.

What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comment section below!

Source/Photo Credit: ITV