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Real Housewives of Cheshire FIRST LOOK: Former Page 3 model Leilani Dowding makes her reality debut

It is the wildly popular reality show famed for its explosive spats and irrefutable glamour.

And The Real Housewives Of Cheshire revealed its first look at the cast for the new season debuting next month – with former Page 3 model Leilani Dowding joining the show.  

Leilani, 39, who has jetted back to the UK after 15 years living in Los Angeles, looked confident as she slipped into a bejewelled ballgown and took her seat alongside show stalwarts including Dawn Ward, 46, and Tanya Bardsley, 38.

Showtime: The Real Housewives Of Cheshire revealed its first look at the cast for the new season debuting next month - with former Page 3 model Leilani Dowding (end right) joining the show

Showtime: The Real Housewives Of Cheshire revealed its first look at the cast for the new season debuting next month – with former Page 3 model Leilani Dowding (end right) joining the show

Leilani flaunted her lean legs in the daring gown, which featured a sparkling bodice and thigh-split skirt.

Her brunette tresses were styled in soft waves while a glamorous palette of make-up enhanced her pretty features.

She joins Hanna Miraftab, Ester Dee, Rachel Lugo, Seema Malhotra and Perla Navia in the new series. 

Christine McGuinness is also returning for another series. 

Here we go: Leilani, 39, who has jetted back to the UK after 15 years living in Los Angeles, looked confident as she slipped into a bejewelled ballgown and took her seat alongside show stalwarts including Dawn Ward, 46, and Tanya Bardsley, 38

Here we go: Leilani, 39, who has jetted back to the UK after 15 years living in Los Angeles, looked confident as she slipped into a bejewelled ballgown and took her seat alongside show stalwarts including Dawn Ward, 46, and Tanya Bardsley, 38

Leilani’s debut comes amid claims she clashed with show stalwart Dawn ‘almost immediately’ on the set.

A source told The Sun: ‘Leilani and Dawn clashed almost immediately – Leilani isn’t scared to stand up for herself and anyone who’s watched the show knows that Dawn can be very overbearing and loud.

‘They’ve clashed a couple of times, but Leilani says she won’t be bullied by Dawn and thinks she’s acting arrogantly just because she’s the new girl.

‘It’s an all-out war – it really kicked off during one scene and producers had to step in and calm things down.’        

Leilani, who made her modelling debut in 1999, will appear on the show alongside rocker partner Billy Duffy, 58, of band, The Cult. 

Rock on: TLeilani, who made her modelling debut in 1999, will appear on the show alongside rocker partner Billy Duffy, 58, of band, The Cult (pictured in June 2019)

Rock on: TLeilani, who made her modelling debut in 1999, will appear on the show alongside rocker partner Billy Duffy, 58, of band, The Cult (pictured in June 2019)

She told The Sun: ‘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 couple have now relocated to Manchester for filming.   

A source told the website: ‘Everyone is so excited to have her join the show. She pulls no punches and will be a hit with men and women viewers.’

They added that Leilani’s fame is set to ‘rocket’ with her addition to the cast, with hopes viewing figures could go over the one million mark.  

 The show, which has been on air since 2015, follows the lives of wealthy ‘housewives’ living in the Cheshire area.  

Popular cast member Dawn is one of the most famous from the programme, having starred in the show since the first series.

She has more than 300,000 followers on Instagram, where she shows off her lavish life.  

Retired model Leilani has been twice engaged to different English soccer players and once briefly married to restauranteur Richie Palmer, the ex husband of Raquel Welch. 

After stepping back from her career as a model she keeps herself busy with yoga and work on her clothing line, Leiluna. 

The Real Housewives of Cheshire launches Monday September 9 at 9pm on ITVBe 

Heyday: The former Page 3 beauty who made her modelling debut in 1999, has started filming for the new series, with a source claiming she will 'pull no punches' (pictured 2005)

Heyday: The former Page 3 beauty who made her modelling debut in 1999, has started filming for the new series, with a source claiming she will ‘pull no punches’ (pictured 2005)

 

 

 

 

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