So who's in and who's out?!
The network recently revealed that Missé Beqiri will appear in the upcoming fifth season as a "guest" due to scheduling issues. As previously reported, Missé has been busy traveling with her new man Jake Hall ever since the two began dating.
“Due to Misse’s busy schedule and various commitments, she will be a ‘guest’ housewife in the upcoming fifth series,” an ITV spokesperson told The Sun about Beqiri's role in the upcoming fifth series. “Fans of the show can rest assured that she will appear in the next series, which will air later this spring on ITVBe.”
But spotted heading to MediaCity on Thursday were returning cast members Dawn Ward, Leanne Brown, Tanya Bardsley, Stacey Forsey, Lauren Simon and Ampika Pickston. There was no sign of Seema Malhotra, but it is understood that she has been filming for the new series, reports Manchester Evening News.
The fourth series ended last year with a number of feuds between the Cheshire ladies, which are set to spill into the new series, which started filming across Cheshire and Manchester in January.
As we previously reported, the big drama is gonna heat up between former besties Dawn Ward and Leanne Brown in the upcoming fifth season, who are reportedly at war over a £500,000 loan, threatening legal action has been in discussion.
Leanne Brown, who is married to former Manchester United player Wes is said to have loaned the cash to Ashley Ward's wife Dawn.
A source revealed that money was loaned to Ward four years ago and it hasn't been paid back. Mr and Mrs Brown are now said to be taking legal action against Mrs Ward and the disagreement has jeopardized the friendship between the two.
"Dawn asked to borrow the cash. They agreed, but with interest payable after six months," said the source.
"It seems to them she took advantage of their kindness and has no intention of giving it back."
"They spoke to solicitors and sent a legal letter spelling out their intention of taking her to court, a source told The Sun. “Leanne and Dawn used to be great friends, so it is a shame things have reached this point."
"But her failure to pay back the loan has really soured their friendship, and now they feel they have no choice if they want to see their money again."
It's also been confirmed there will also be a NEW Cheshire Housewife introduced for the upcoming series, but producers are trying to keep her identity a secret.
However, former RHOCheshire star Magali Gorré has already revealed details about the identity of new cast member, claiming that she is “more Geordie Shore than Cheshire Housewife”.
Last week, ITVBe took to social media and released the first promotional trailer of the upcoming fifth season, while the network used old footage from the previous season, they did confirmed that a NEW Housewife was joining the hit reality show.
Two things:https://t.co/1Reg7XYhAs series of @OfficialRHOCH ✔︎https://t.co/jafmENPkj1 housewife ✔︎— ITVBe (@ITVBe) February 28, 2017
🔥 Drama🔥 coming soon, ITVBe. pic.twitter.com/gX2qMPUWB9
The promo also revealed that the new series will premiere this month, March - but no actual date was announced. However, last month the premiere date was leaked via social media by cast member Tanya Bardsley. The ITVBe reality star shared a photo on Instagram, which has now been deleted revealing the premiere date to be on Monday, March 27th as well as the the official cast for Season 5.
Real Housewives of Cheshire season 5 starts March 27! All cast members, besides @missebeqiri have returned to the series. @tanyabardsley7 @dawnward4 @mrs_leanne_brown @ampikapickston1 @lauren_simon_835 @staceyforsey @seemaforeverunique #rhom #rhobh #rhod #rhop #rhov #rhomelbourne #rhocheshire #rhoakl #rhosydney #rhotoronto #rhobangkok #realhousewives2017 #ladiesoflondon
The promo photo reveals that returning to the show are: Ampika Pickston, Tanya Bardsley, Stacey Forsey, Seema Malhotra, Leanne Brown, Lauren Simon and Dawn Ward. Not returning to the show is Missé Beqiri. I'm assuming she was asked to delete the post since a new cast member is replacing Beqiri, and her identity has not been released.
The interesting part is the the official Twitter page of ITVBe retweeted Tanya's now deleted IG post, revealing the premiere date and cast promo for Season 5 of RHOCheshire. See for yourself below!
The only thing officially confirmed from the network is that the show will get a new cast member and that the upcoming series will premiere later this month.
Back in January, ITVBe confirmed that RHOCheshire was commissioned for two new seasons in 2017. It was announced that the network will bring back the sassy reality show for a fifth and sixth season later this year. Season 5 began filming in January.
There you have it. Are you guys ready for Season 5 of RHOCheshire? Sound off in the comment section below!
Photo Credit: ITVBe