Foxtel has announced the five wives and girlfriends of sports stars who will star in FOX8’s new reality series, WAG Nation.
Produced by Shine Australia the 10 part series follows “the highs and lows of supporting a professional sporting career and the daily pressures of maintaining a successful relationship, to the stress of managing their own careers, not to mention the demands of a hectic social life.”
The five are:
Shoe designer Terry Biviano, fiancée of NRL Sydney Roosters player Anthony Minichiello;
Event planner Lynette Bolton, wife of AFL Sydney Swans player Jude Bolton;
Fashion boutique owner Jackie Spong, fiancée of AFL Carlton Blues player Jarrad Waite;
Promotions manager Jana Peterson, long-term girlfriend of NRL Cronulla Sharks player John Williams;
Flight attendant Chantelle Raleigh, girlfriend of NBL Gold Coast Blaze player Adam Gibson.
FOX8 is hoping it will be as popular as the US Real Housewives series has been with viewers.
Duane Hatherly, Group Channel Manager FOX8, ARENA & Bio said, “We all know Australians are sports mad, but it seems they’re just as ‘WAG’ crazy! That’s why WAG Nation is so exciting for us at FOX8.
“Our viewers will get a glimpse into the glamorous and not so glamorous parts of these women’s very public lives, as well as a taste for the complex social order that rules partners, friends and career in the world of sporting wives and girlfriends.”
WAG Nation will air on FOX8 in the second half of 2011.
Production is currently underway.