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The Real Housewives of Cheshire returns to ITVBe this Autumn

Published: Fri 02 Aug 2019

The Real Housewives of Cheshire returns to ITVBe this Autumn 
 
Time to pop the champagne…The Real Housewives are back and ready to bring the drama to Cheshire alongside a fresh new face.
 
The Real Housewives of Cheshire and their glitzy lifestyles are returning for a brand-new series filled with fun, friction, laughs and, of course, glamour. The 10x60 series, plus the highly anticipated reunion show, will launch later this Autumn on ITVBe. 
 
Dawn Ward, Tanya Bardsley, Rachel Lugo, Ester Dohnalová, Seema Malhotra, Perla Navia and Hanna Miraftab will all be back, with Christine McGuiness & Nermina Pieters-Mekic returning as guests. A new Housewife will also join the Cheshire set, Leilani Dowding. 
 
Following 15 years of living the highlife in star-studded Hollywood with neighbours including Keanu Reeves and Jason Statham, veteran page 3 girl and former Miss Great Britain, Leilani Dowding has made the move to Cheshire and is excited to join the Real Housewives. Girlfriend to Billy Duffy, lead guitarist and songwriter of legendary rock band The Cult, Leilani will be sure to bring her feisty attitude to Cheshire – but can she compete with the Cheshire elite? Leilani will be in good company with the other Cheshire housewives as a successful businesswoman, owning a luxury clothing line (LeiLuna Collection) which is worn by many Hollywood stars. Keen equestrian, doting dog owner and animal activist, Leilani promises to bring her fiery nature to Cheshire! 
 
Leilani Dowding said:
 
“After 15 years of living in LA, my partner Billy Duffy and I decided to move back to the UK. We’ve decided to make Cheshire our home and we’re so excited to be back. When the opportunity arose to join The Real Housewives of Cheshire, I thought it would be so much fun, I jumped at the chance!”
 
The rest of the Cheshire Housewives set promise not to disappoint either… Ester’s modeling ambitions are given a huge boost when she’s offered an opportunity to go international; the excitement builds as Hanna prepares for the wedding of a lifetime; Dawn tries to accept that her daughters are spreading their wings whilst Rachel looks to the future after a tough few months and Tanya reinvents herself as a bona fide Boss Lady! 
 
There is never a dull moment in Cheshire, and following Leilani’s arrival, viewers can expect plenty of laughs, loads of drama and more gossip than you can handle.
 
The Real Housewives of Cheshire is made by BAFTA-winning producers Monkey (an NBCUniversal International Studios company). The series is executive produced by David Granger and Mike Swindells for Monkey. The series has been recommissioned by ITV’s Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions and Amanda Stavri, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, ITV.
 
Mike Swindells, Executive Producer, Monkey said:
 
“It is our pleasure to welcome a new face to Cheshire and we couldn’t be happier that Leilani will be joining the ladies this series. As ever with the Housewives, we’ll see their relationships tested but we will also witness new, and unlikely, friendships being formed. Series 10 promises to deliver all the twists and turns that viewers have come to expect and the Housewives will be sure to shake things up!”.
 
Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels & Acquisitions, ITV said:
 
"ITVBe is pleased to welcome back some of the most amazing women on television for a tenth season! This Autumn we'll also be celebrating the 100th episode of the show that has become a fan favourite amongst our core audience of young women and young mums".