Not a lot has been teased about the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Orange County but at least one thing about the cast has already been confirmed. According to Bravo exec Andy Cohen, controversial housewife Kelly Dodd, who made her debut last season, will definitely be back.
"I think people will be surprised, actually, to see a new Kelly," he told Entertainment Tonight
. "[But] she's still Kelly."
In another interview with The Daily Dish
, Cohen teased that the new season is all about "shifting alliances," adding that some old Housewives are returning.
Meanwhile, Cohen also shed light on yet another controversial cast shakeup. Following the explosive reunion on The Real Housewives of Atlanta season nine, in which Phaedra Parks came under fire for admitting she told Porsha Williams that that Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tucker had planned on drugging Williams and their mutual friend Shamea Morton one night in order to take advantage of them sexually, it has been heavily reported that the attorney will not be coming back. There are also rumors that cast member Cynthia Bailey might not return.
Though the Watch What Happens Live host won't confirm Parks' exit, he did say he was pretty shocked about the turn of events.
"What I will tell you is, what happens at the end of every season is that we look at the group and the group dynamics," Cohen explained to ET. "Everyone knows what a Phaedra fan I am, so I was really surprised ... I think I was more shocked than the women in the room, because I guess they all felt like, 'Oh, yeah.'"
As for Bailey, Cohen isn't counting her out just yet.
"People have been firing Cynthia for, like, two seasons," Cohen said. "I think Cynthia is a great Housewife ... She is also gorgeous. She turns it out. She's got great hair."
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