The cast for the next instalment of The Real Housewives of Melbourne has been confirmed by Foxtel.
Returning cast members include Gamble Breaux, Gina Liano, Janet Roach & Lydia Schiavello.
They will be joined by newcomers Cherry Dipietrantonio, Kyla Kirkpatrick & Anjali Rao.
Out are Jackie Gillies, Venus Behbahani-Clark, Sally Bloomfield & guest Chyka Keebaugh.
Foxtel’s Group General Manager, LifeStyle, Wendy Moore said: “The Real Housewives of Melbourne is our most loved reality program and our audience has been literally begging for us to bring it back. We couldn’t do that without shaking things up and adding a bit of spice to the fun. These are strong, successful women, and we love having a window into their lives. This is going to be viewing you can really sink your heels into…”
Matchbox Pictures Managing Director, Alastair McKinnon said: “The arrival of three sensational new Housewives promises to bring a new season full of all the explosive drama, scandal and high-flying antics that audiences all over the world have come to love. The wait is almost over!”
The 10 part series produced by Matchbox Pictures, is executive-produced by Lisa Potasz and Dan Munday and co-executive-produced by Pip Rubira for Matchbox Pictures, in conjunction with Foxtel.
It will air on Arena at a date to be announced.
Meet the new Housewives:
Cherry Dipietrantonio – Yoga instructor Cherry is originally from Southampton in the UK. She met husband Andre in Bali at the age of 18 when travelling the world during a gap year with girlfriends. Inseparable, Cherry and Andre married in Melbourne three years after they met and together they have three children. Cherry is passionate about health, nutrition and is dedicated to a lifestyle focused on wellbeing.
Kyla Kirkpatrick – Kyla is a dynamic self-made businesswomen known as the ‘Champagne Dame’. She is a Champagne ambassador and runs one of the most successful champagne sales businesses in the country, with Emperor Champagne. Kyla and her partner Kyri have a six year old daughter Arlington Rose (named after the area of Scotland from which her family originate). Kyla and Kyri also work together and during the Australian winter each year, they venture to Paris as a family – dividing their time between the City of Lights and Champagne where they host luxury tours.
Anjali Rao – A multi award-winning anchor, who has had two decades at the top tiers of international television journalism. Most notably, she spent six years hosting CNN’s weekday breakfast news and weekly celebrity chat show, Talk Asia, interviewing the world’s biggest names to 220 million homes across the world. Since moving to Australia seven years ago, Anjali has been a regular guest presenter on a number of prime time television and radio shows. Anjali was raised in Hong Kong, educated in England, and spent many years working in Asia and the UK. Currently single, Anjali is a divorced mother of a 10 year-old son.