The British version of the popular Real Housewives reality format continues its fifth series on ITVBe this week with an episode called Read All About It. The show steps inside the champagne-fuelled lives of beauty salon boss Ampika Pickston, interior designer Dawn Ward, housewife and mother-of-two Lauren Simon, children’s fashion designer Leanne Brown, former model turned life coach Tanya Bardsley, fashion label founder Seema Malhotra, and Stacey Forsey, the wife of former Sports Direct chief executive David Forsey.
Cameras follow these formidable and often very funny characters and their complex intertwined lives as they go about their dayto-day activities, offering an insight into their lavish homes and luxurious lifestyles. Viewers also get a look at some of the glittering social occasions that these women attend, including book launches, fashion shows and charity events.
This series sees the departure of model Misse Beqiri as a main housewife, although she has promised to pop up as a friend to the cast in future episodes. Misse’s replacement has already caused quite a stir amongst the ladies, but the real drama so far this series has stemmed from Dawn and Leanne’s ongoing – and increasingly bitter – feud.
This week, the dinner party drama continues as Dawn and Leanne’s feud hits the headlines, but who leaked the story to the papers? Elsewhere, Tanya (pictured above) is summoned to a meeting with Dawn, and there is a surprise in store for the girls with talk of wedding bells at Warford Hall.
The Real Housewives of Cheshire airs on Mondays on ITVBe.