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The Real Housewives of Cheshire: What to expect from the third series

Pregnancy, near-nakedness, rows and girl crushes when the reality show returns to our screens next week

The Real Housewives of Cheshire(Image: Monkey Kingdom/ITV)

With three new faces, The Real Housewives of Cheshire will ramp up the glamour and the rows when it returns to our TV screens.

The latest series of the reality show, which gives viewers a glimpse into the luxurious lives of the affluent Cheshire set, airs from Monday, April 4.

Joining Ampika Pickston, Dawn Ward, Lauren Simon, Leanne Brown and Tanya Bardsley will be new cast members Swedish model Missé Beqiri, who is married to former Manchester United goalie Anders Lindegaard, Seema Malhotra, founder of fashion label Forever Unique and Stacey Forsey, the wife of Sports Direct chief executive David Forsey.

Business owner and fashion designer Seema has lived in Cheshire for over 30 years and regularly travels the globe working with high calibre designers, models and clients. And Stacey is quite the social butterfly in Cheshire circles and loves to host charity events, fashion shows and glamorous parties.

Here’s what to expect from the new series screened at 10pm on ITVBe...

Pregnancy

In the first episode Tanya, who has three children, Gabriella, Rocco and Renz, announces that she is expecting.

She told us that her well-meaning housekeeper advised her to stop eating sweet treats, until Tanya broke the news to her that she was in fact pregnant.

Supermodel Glamour

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Half Swedish half Albanian, Missé was scouted by Scandinavia’s biggest model agency while working in a clothes shop in Copenhagen.

She has travelled the world and lived the jet set lifestyle - modelling and partying in Paris, Milan and New York.

All eyes were on her at last year’s Manchester United’s annual Player of the Year awards when she attended the event in a plunging trouser-suit. She joined the Housewives because she wanted to do something outside of modelling and make new friends.

Girl Crushes

Uber-glam Missé and Leanne admit they have a ‘girl crush’ on each other.

Missé said: “It’s been an amazing experience to meet and make new friends.

“I downloaded the series and jumped at the chance to be on it.

“I feel like we’ve built new friendships.”

Rows

New friendships are formed but eight personalities will also deliver high drama.

Lauren said: “We’re completely outrageous and even naughtier.”

And Tanya explained: “Having new housewives has changed the dynamic.

“It has been like spraying lots of Febreze and shaking pillows up. But with more characters there is more drama.

“It’s not all running through fields and skipping through daisies. We are big, strong women.”

Near-nakedness

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Ampika caused a stir at Leanne’s 40th birthday celebrations when she turned up wearing body paint and a nude thong.

Leanne, who wore a plunging dress for the occasion, was shocked to be upstaged by her co-star on her big night.

She said: “I had a feeling that she would upstage me. I said I would give her a run for her money with my dress but that she would probably turn up in body paint.

“And she did.”

Explaining her bold outfit choice, Ampika said: “I work hard in the gym so why not?

“But not everyone was so pleased about how liberated I am. I did want to go fully naked but out of respect for my ex-husband I decided not to.”

Romance

Ampika and her ex-husband Mark have had us on the edge of their seats wondering if they might get back together. And we have high hopes for them in series three.

Ampika said: “Mark features a lot in the third series. There is a wonderful storyline and my love life takes a different turn.

“There are a lot of heartfelt tears. I have really bared my soul and so has Mark.”

The Real Housewives of Cheshire(Image: Matt Ratcliffe)

Husbands and Kids

Stacey, 40, is married to businessman Dave Forsey and has two children, Grace and Zac, aged 11 and eight.

Seema, 44, has been married to Sandeep for 23 years and they have two sons, Neil and Aaron, aged 20 and 17.

Missé, 29, married footballer Anders in a stunning beach wedding in Mauritius in 2014 after a whirlwind romance and they live in Cheshire with their three-year-old son Julian.

She said: “You will see inside my house and meet my husband.”

Fellow WAG Tanya says her former Manchester United player husband Phil will be in this series more than the previous two. “He’ll be in it twice,” she quipped.

Houses and wardrobes

According to Tanya, Stacey’s home is the best on the show and her dream home. It’s so large it has a lift in it.

Former tomboy Stacey says her wardrobe is the most modest of all the housewives.

But no doubt she’ll be putting on the glitz for the parties featured in series three.

Dawn said: “You will see even more glamour in this series.”

Lauren is a TV presenter

Lauren, who spends her time organising holidays and parties, has landed a job in series three - as a presenter on the Ideal World TV shopping channel.

She said: “I did always want to be a TV presenter when I was in my 20s.”

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