Britain gets its own ‘Real Housewives’ set in Cheshire

Part of ITV’s newly commissioned channel ITVBe is set to receive its own British instalment of the successful ‘Real Housewives’ franchise.

Set in Cheshire, the show will chronicle the lives and friendships of six affluent and wealthy women who live in the Cheshire and Greater Manchester area. The cast includes businesswomen and WAG’s Ampika Pickston, Dawn Ward, Lauren Simon, Tanya Bardsley, Leanne Brown and Magali Gorré.

In a statement from ITV regarding what we can expect from the show they said, ‘Throughout the series we’ll get to know these amazing characters and their intertwining lives. In the extreme world of Cheshire’s rich and famous residents, life moves fast and each day has its dramas, ensuring every episode will be action packed and entertaining. All with the gorgeous backdrop of the lavish homes and the exclusive locations that these women live in.”

The series is expected to follow the similar types of drama and story-lines that have been a hit in the US with its sister shows set in places such as Beverly Hills, New York City and Atlanta.

It has already began to stir up some controversy, especially with residents in Bolton. The short trailer released by ITV shows Lauren Simon referring to Cheshire as a snobby area and that nobody would go and willingly choose to live in somewhere like Bolton.

The show is due to air in January as part of ITVBe’s lifestyle and reality genre. Watch the trailer for The Real Housewives of Cheshire below and let us know what you think. Does it represent Cheshire well or does it make a mockery?

Image: The Real Housewives of Cheshire Wikipedia page via ITV intended for use outside of itv.com under ‘fair use’, screenshots from ITVBe

Video: ITVBe

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