Foxtel announces The Real Housewives of Melbourne cast

• Foxtel’s Group General Manager, LifeStyle, Wendy Moore, comments

Foxtel today unveiled the cast of the highly anticipated fifth season of The Real Housewives of Melbourne.

The season five cast will include returning Housewives Gamble Breaux – singer songwriter, social director, wife to Dr Rick Wolfe and stepmother to Luke and his younger brother and sister; and Gina Liano – barrister at law, marriage celebrant, author, entrepreneur and mother of two boys.

There’s also Janet Roach – co-founder of Raw Essentials Tea and The Roach Foundation – providing much needed emotional and financial support to burns patients, and also mother to two boys and two beloved fur babies.

Season five will also have Lydia Schiavello– food lover who shares her passion for Italian food inLydia’s Kitchen, running cooking classes from her home. Lydia is also a mother of three children, three step-children and two granddaughters.  They will share the spotlight and screen this season with three new glamorous Housewives: Cherry Dipietrantonio, Kyla Kirkpatrick and Anjali Rao.

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). 

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. 

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!’

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