As previously reported, Ward and Brown have been feuding over an unpaid £500,000 loan, which viewers will see it unfold when Series 5 kicks on this Monday, March 27 on ITVBe.
The ladies headed to Dubai to film the show's cast trip without Ward. Ampika Pickston shared a photo on Instagram and Twitter of herself alongside Leanne, Tanya Bardsley, and Lauren Simon at Heathrow Airport before they departed on the exotic getaway two weeks ago, reports The Sun.
The caption along with the photo read: “Couldn’t be with better peeps than you guys…roll on fun and frolics.”
Couldn't be with Better peeps then you guys @TanyaBardo7 @leanne_e_brown @laurensimon835 roll on fun and frolics🙈🎉 pic.twitter.com/E0Yw41DRQe— Ampika Pickston (@AmpikaPickston1) March 9, 2017
But fans were quick to react after noticing Dawn’s absence. One, named Linda Chadwick, said: “See Dawn’s been pushed out again”
Another said: “You guys are the best and I can see you’re throwing shade at Dawn, have fun.”
Another added: “Lovely to see the ‘good guys’ together.”
As previously reported, the feud began when Leanne and her ex-Man United hubby Wes lent t£500,000 to interior designer Dawn four years ago.
But they were said to be furious that nothing has been repaid and feel she taken advantage of their kindness and has no intention of giving it back.
The Sun reported last month that the couple hit Dawn with a legal letter threatening legal action.
“Filming has been really hard because they don’t want to be near each other,” a source close to production told the publication. “They’re even avoiding going to the same events in case they bump into one another. Leanne feels deeply hurt and betrayed, while Dawn is reeling that their rift was splashed all over the national press.”
“The fact the girls posted pictures to social media gloating they were off on the exotic trip was also a twist of the knife for Dawn,” continued the source. “Everyone involved in the show are praying it’ll be resolved soon because of the tense atmosphere.”
An ITV spokeswoman released a statement revealing the reasons why Dawn was not part of the cast trip this season.
“Dawn didn’t travel to Dubai for this trip due to various family and work commitments in the UK, which will feature in the show,” said the ITV spokeswoman. “Misse also didn’t travel in her capacity as guest housewife for the new series of The Real Housewives of Cheshire.”
The Real Housewives of Cheshire Season 5 premieres on Monday, March 27 at 10:00pm on ITVBe!
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