Tamra Judge announced that she would be leaving the reality show earlier this year — and now thinks that Season 15 could be a dud.
“[RHOC] has changed so much. It’s so different now [and] we’ve had so many cast members that didn’t work out,” Tamra said.
Tamra Judge said that she believes that viewers might not be on board with the newbies on the cast.
“It’s hard for the viewers too. They’re not really invested,” Tamra added. “That’s my concern for the show right now. There’s a lot of new people on the show. A lot.”
Kelly Dodd, Shannon Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson, and Braunwyn Windham-Burke are slated to return for Season 15. Bravo has not yet revealed who will step in for departed RHOC vets, Tamra and Vicki Gunvalson. Filming season was halted due to the coronavirus shutdown, leaving Season 15 a production question mark.
Tamra Judge told People in January that she shot down a limited role offer in the upcoming RHOC season. Tamra was a full-time fixture on the franchise for 12 years. Her decision was influenced her ex-husband, Simon Barney’s throat cancer diagnosis.
“In my mind, I knew there was going to be a phone call during filming where someone needed me — where Simon was in the hospital, or one of my kids were upset — and I’d need to handle all that stuff, away from the cameras,” Tamra told People.
The Real Housewives of Orange County is expected to premier later this year.