America, get ready to shine, shine, shine. The Real Housewives of Melbourne returns on Thursday, March 5 at a brand-new time—primetime! The Australian import is moving from Sundays at noon to Thursdays at 9 p.m. and all your favorite ladies are back. That's right, Jackie Gillies, Gina Liano, Chyka Keebaugh, Janet Roach, Lydia Schiavello are returning for a new season with two newbies, Gamble Breaux and Pettifleur Berenger.
It's the first Australian version of The Real Housewives and the first Australian reality show to get imported to the states. Something Jackie, the psychic wife of rocker Ben Gillies, said she predicted would happen.
During the first season, Jackie made a splash when she got a feeling that Gina's partner wasn't being faithful. The two repeatedly went at it for much of the first season, but mended fences…until season two that is. Despite all the drama, Jackie said she didn't have any hesitation in returning and no qualms with how she was portrayed.
"If you've seen season one my friend, I certainly have not changed anything," Jackie told E! News about season two while visiting New York. "I always keep it real, I'm always very straightforward. I could probably swear a little less. It always sounds much nicer in another language, like I usually swear in, but when you swear in English it sounds a bit more, uh, bloody awful."
As for season two, "there's a lot of drama, there's tears, it's very exciting, it's more polished," Jackie said.
Look for somebody's past to come back and haunt them, leaving audiences "quite shocked." "I get into a very heated conversation with a particular Housewife towards the end. I do confront people when they're lying, I don't like BS and I don't like the lie. Sometimes when you confront them with the truth, they don't like that. So you will see me get in a heated discussion and my Croatian—JJ—will come out," Jackie teased with a laugh.
The new ladies are there to shake things up too. "This is what I say about Pettifleur—Pettifleur, she's like a koala sometimes you want to hug, then a hot chili you want to spit out," Jackie said. As for Gamble, Jackie said she has a "good heart," but she needs to "tone it down a bit," and stop lumping people together while stirring the pot.
The Real Housewives of Melbourne star is a fan of all the other Real Housewives shows—NeNe Leakes is one of her favorites and she said she'd love to mix it up with Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of New York City—and she's not shy about her opinions on the ladies and her desire to be the first Housewife to flip shows.
"I'd love to do Beverly Hills Housewives. Ben's always wanted to move to LA even before we started the show and I think they might need a new Jackie in the house to get some fresh meat in there to liven it up. It's a little bit stale," she said. And when it comes to Lisa Rinna and Kim Richards on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Jackie has strong feelings about the spat that's made headlines.
"It's been interesting, but it's taken them seven episodes to get to the truth. Come on! If somebody was annoying me, I'd be like, ‘Let's talk about this right now.'…But what happened was, what you can see throughout the season, [Lisa's] really going after Kim and her alcoholism saying people need to step in," she said. "Now, [Kim's] already going through a lot. You don't know this girl from a ten-foot pole, from a bar of soap, so why are you going in there and making people look like you're trying to help somebody when you don't actually know the woman? I think that was a really low blow because she's obviously trying to work on her sobriety and to have someone come in who doesn't know you and try and round up all the other Housewives to have an intervention, I think that was really unfair. I think if you're going to give it, you've got to be able to take it because I think she just had enough."
"You can see Kim's really trying hard to be really good and stay on the straight and narrow. When someone doesn't know anything about you and putting it out on national TV, that'd be hard. She's got children, she's trying to keep a level head and I could see her frustrations, I've got to say that," Jackie told us. "You could see that she was very sensitive, she's going through a situation with her [ex] partner, and it's also TV and editing. I'm not stupid, I'm psychic, I can see that she was taking on a lot and to have that thrown in the mix…If it's her sister, that's another story, if it was maybe Brandi because they're quite close, OK, but if you're going to give it and then pretend that you're trying to look out for her and everybody else is saying, ‘I don't think it's the right thing,' then maybe the way she reacted showed a side that maybe what she was saying is true."
The Real Housewives of Melbourne season two premieres Thursday, March 5 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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