UPDATE 8/1 6:00pm ET: Taylor Armstrong is joining RHOC Season 17 in a part-time role, clarifies People reporter Dave Quinn.
ORIGINAL STORY: Former RHOBH star Taylor Armstrong is jumping to RHOC for Season 17, according to a shocking new report.
According to People Magazine, Taylor is set to be the first Real Housewife to jump from one franchise to another with her move from Beverly Hills to Orange County.
As previously reported, Tamra is also returning to RHOC for Season 17 but Vicki, who appeared with both Tamra and Taylor on Season 2 of Peacock’s The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, has not been asked back in an official capacity.
With Taylor, the Season 17 cast is now made up of her, Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson, and Heather Dubrow. Season 16 newbies Noella Bergener and Dr. Jennifer Armstrong previously confirmed they were exiting the series a few weeks ago, paving the way for yet another reboot.
Taylor Armstrong appeared on Seasons 1 – 3 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as a full-time Housewife before dropping down to a guest role for Seasons 4 – 6. According to various reports, RHOC Season 17 has already started filming in Orange County, California but no news yet on whether Taylor has filmed her first scene as a Housewife once again.
The Real Housewives of Orange County will return to Bravo this winter.