Real Housewives’ fans were left on the edge of their seats as a brand new drama-filled teaser trailer for the new spin-off series based in Jersey has been released.
The Real Housewives of Jersey will follow seven glitzy women’s lavish lifestyles in the little-known Channel Island – described as ‘a cross between St. Tropez and St. Ives’ and like ‘Ibiza meeting Minorca’- across 10 drama-filled episodes on ITVBe.
And fans have been given a glimpse into the women’s glamorous lifestyles ahead of the series’ launch on December 28, which will be available to binge-watch on ITVHub in a first for the TV channel.
Glitzy: The Real Housewives of Jersey will follow seven glitzy women’s lavish lifestyles in the little-known Channel Island (housewives L-R: Hedi Green, Jane Rayner, Margaret Thompson, Kate Taylor, Tessa Hartmann, Mia Ledbury and Ashley Cairney)
Giving a taste of what life on Jersey is like, the housewives described the idyllic island, which measures at a mere nine-by-five miles, as a ‘judgy place’ where ‘everyone knows your business’.
The seven glitzy women who will share their dazzling and intriguing lives with avid viewers during the much-anticipated series include Ashley Cairney, Hedi Green, Jane Rayner and Mia Ledbury.
And also starring in the drama-filled series are Margaret Thompson and Tessa Hartmann, who is the film producer mother of singer Tallia Storm.
In a brand new teaser trailer, the stylish housewives give a peek into the ups-and-downs of their eventful lifestyles, as the women quickly clashed and plunged into heated disputes.
Drama: In a new trailer, the housewives describes Jersey, which measures at a mere nine-by-five miles, as a ‘judgy place’ where ‘everyone knows your business’
Larger-than-life characters: Tessa, 50, who jokes she’s often called the ‘Kris Jenner’ of Jersey, gave a sense of her ‘no-nonsense’ personality, describing herself as ‘straight talking’
One moment left fans on the edge of their seats, as one of the larger-than-life characters launched a glass of champagne at her co-star amid a tense argument.
Tessa, 50, who jokes she’s often called the ‘Kris Jenner’ of Jersey, gave a sense of her ‘no-nonsense’ personality in the clip, describing herself as ‘straight talking’.
She continued: ‘I’m a no-nonsense, straight talking kinda gal. And if you cross me, you will not forget me.’
And there are bound to be some clashes between the strong personalities, as Kate, 51, boldly declared: ‘If you lived on Jersey, you will have heard of me, or you will be able to hear me.’
She also hinted at the close-knit community feel on the Channel Island, saying: ‘You always know somebody who knows somebody, who knows somebody, who’s heard of you.’
Tense: In the new teaser trailer, the stylish housewives give a peek into the ups-and-downs of their eventful lifestyles, as the women quickly clashed and plunged into heated disputes
Shocking: One moment left fans on the edge of their seats, as one of the larger-than-life characters launched a glass of champagne at her co-star amid a tense argument
Ashley, 31, is a born bred ‘Jersey Bean’, the affectionate term for an island local, and shares two children with her husband Ben, who she has been with since she was 17.
She said she ‘loves to gossip’ and enjoys to bring a touch of glitz into her life, saying: ‘I love being glam, I’m all about the bling! Rolexes and diamonds.’
But she is not the only strong personality gracing this year’s series, as Kate is proudly known as the life and soul of the party and can be often spotted dancing on tables.
Meanwhile the self-titled ‘Queen of Jersey property’ Margaret, 58, is also well-known in Jersey, as visitors are welcomed into the island by a giant billboard of her face at Jersey Airport.
Judgemental: Island newcomer Mia, 44, gave a considerably less glowing description of Jersey, describing it as ‘judgmental and backstabbing’
Thrilling: There is little doubt that the Real Housewives of Jersey will showcase everything the island has to offer and bring the glitz, glamour and gossip that the series is best-known for
But island newcomer Mia, 44, gave a much less glowing description of Jersey, describing it as ‘judgmental and backstabbing’ as she admitted she has found it difficult to build friendships.
Practitioner of natural medicine Hedi, 57, and newly engaged Jane, 56, are also both set to ruffle feathers throughout the juicy new spin-off series.
There is little doubt that the Real Housewives of Jersey will showcase everything the island has to offer and bring the glitz, glamour and gossip that the series is best-known for.
The first promotional clip for the series also gave viewers a taste of the thrills awaiting them, as the housewives flaunted their high-class lifestyles.
Who are the Real Housewives of Jersey?
Description: HR consultant Ashley is born and bred in Jersey and is a proud ‘Jersey Bean’.
She lives with her husband Ben, who she has been with since she was 17, and their two small children.
She is known for being straight talking and she loves a gossip and enjoys the finer things in life. Now her kids aren’t small babies anymore she intends to enjoy herself and enjoy her affluent lifestyle.
Description: Adrenaline junkie Heidi has been living on Jersey for 35 years as a practitioner of natural medicine. She works with a spiritual mentor and calls on spirit guides to give her help.
She’s been divorced twice and is very close to her three grown-up daughters.
She is also well-known for speaking her mind, but is also an encouraging and supportive friend.
Hedi has been in a competitive skydiving team for 18 years and has recently bought a Royal Enfield motorbike.
She describes her journey so far as going from lady of the manor to Lara Croft.
Description: Kate has lived on Jersey for 30 years and is known on the Jersey social scene for her gregarious character and jaw-dropping outfits.
Kate is going through a divorce and looking forward to a new chapter in her life. Kate and her ex-husband used to run one of the island’s top hotels and evening venus, The Royal Yacht.
Kate is known as the life and soul of the party, in particular for her outrageous outfits and for dancing on tables.
She is also passionate about charities and has raised huge amounts of money for causes close to her heart.
Description: Margaret moved to the island when she was 18 and has worked her way up from pot washer to the self-styled ‘Queen of Jersey property’.
Her company sells the top properties on the island and a billboard of her face welcomes you to the island at Jersey Airport.
Margaret is single, previously divorced, and is open to finding Mr. Right – but says he’d need to fit into her hectic life.
She owns one of the island’s best properties, a converted restaurant with a huge terrace where she throws extravagant and glamorous parties.
Description: Ex-model Mia is originally from Australia, and moved to the island five years ago with her husband Dan and their two daughters.
She’s a stay at home mother but is keen to get back into modelling and expand her portfolio.
She said she still feels like a newcomer to the island and is slowly finding her feet slowly on the social scene. But she admitted that it can be a struggle to build friendships as she finds Jersey can be very judgmental and backstabbing.
Description: Jane is originally from the Midlands and is currently engaged after being twice divorced. She has three daughters from her previous marriages and has been lived in Jersey for more than six years.
She has the nickname ‘crazy Jane’ amongst her friends, as she doesn’t plan anything and always has a passport, mascara and a pair of knickers on her at all times.
Jane says some women on Jersey can be jealous of her looks as she often gets mistaken for being younger than she is and the fact she doesn’t exercise winds other women up.
Description: Tessa is from Scotland and moved to Jersey five years ago with her husband and film director Sascha Hartmann.
She is the mother, and manager, of reality star Talia Storm, and has three other children.
The PR fashion guru was awarded a CBE in 2016 for her services to the Scottish fashion industry.
She jokes she’s often been compared to the ‘Kris Jenner’ of Jersey and admits that she’s a ruthless businesswomen and describes herself as the ‘eternal hustler’.
Drama: The ten-part series will detail the ups and downs of Jersey’s most glamorous housewives, including Tessa Hartmann – the film producer mother of singer Tallia Storm
The women gave a glimpse into their glamorous lives as they stepped off private jets, relaxed in their luxurious swimming pools and heading out shopping during the short teaser trailer.
The ITV video also showed viewers some of the hit locations they will get to know during the upcoming series, including St Helier, Jersey’s town centre, and the stunning Portelet Bay.
The brand-new version of the franchise comes following the success of the award-winning series The Real Housewives of Cheshire, which has a whopping 11 series under its belt.
In a first for ITV, the entire spin-off series will be available to binge-watch as a box set on the very same day that the series launched on ITVBe in December.
Glamour: The latest instalment in the Real Housewives franchise will showcase everything Jersey has to offer and bring the glitz, glamour and gossip that the series is best-known for
Housewives: A brand-new promotional clip for the first series has given viewers a taste of the thrills awaiting them, as the housewives are seen flaunting their high-class lifestyles
Luxury life: The women give a glimpse into their glamorous lives as they are seen stepping off private jets and relaxing in their luxurious swimming pools during the short teaser trailer
Paul Mortimer, ITV’s Head of Digital Channels, said: ‘I’m thrilled to be welcoming to ITVBe and the ITV Hub an amazing cast of strong, aspirational women in the latest instalment of the successful Real Housewives franchise.
‘This time, the island of Jersey delivers the amazing backdrop for the real-life stories that will unfold over ten, wonderfully bingeable episodes. Grab the popcorn!’
The series is being produced by BAFTA-winning Monkey, which is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.
And speaking of the series, its executive producer Mike Swindells said: ‘Having spent an incredible summer embracing all that the beautiful island of Jersey offers, we can’t wait to introduce the world to this magnificent location and our raft of exceptional new Housewives.
Binge-worthy: In a first for ITV, the entire spin-off series will be available to binge-watch as a box set on the very same day that the series launched on ITVBe in December
Stunning: The ITV clip showed viewers the hit locations they will get to know during the upcoming series, including St Helier, Jersey’s town centre (above, Elizabeth Castle)
‘As viewers would expect, the lives of The Real Housewives of Jersey are as complicated as ever, but the opportunity to devour the series immediately on the ITV Hub, means viewers won’t have to wait long to follow the twists and turns of their lavish lives.’
The latest look at the series comes soon after Tallia Storm teased that she might be appearing in the new ITVBe reality show.
The singer lives on the largest Channel Island with her mother Tessa, 50, director father Sascha Hartmann, 40, and her three siblings, older sister Tessie and wannabe music maker brothers Johnnie AKA Magi, 15, and Zac AKA Mouse, 13.
Earlier this month, the singer was asked by FUBAR Radio’s Access All Areas hosts Bobby Norris and Stephen Leng about appearing on The Real Housewives of Jersey.
Tallia said: ‘So, I cannot confirm that I am on this. I cannot confirm, I cannot deny, I cannot say nothing otherwise my head will be sliced off on this Zoom call!’
Coming soon: Viewers are eagerly anticipating the arrival of The Real Housewives of Jersey, which is set to launch on ITVBe and the ITV Hub in December
Famous faces: The latest look at the series comes soon after Tallia Storm teased that she might be appearing in the new ITVBe reality show alongside her mother Tessa Hartmann
Her lack of denial suggested that she’ll be appearing in the new ITVBe show, but is yet unable to state so on the record due to contractual restrictions.
Speaking of how her family would work on the show that is known for its arguments and constant entertainment, she previously admitted: ‘I think that could be a nice fit for my very chaotic family.’
Previously, she was a guest on Wakey!, the app-based breakfast TV show, where she was interviewed by Love Island’s Chris Taylor.
And during a quick-fire quiz, she was asked: ‘True or false that you are going to appear on The Real Housewives of Jersey?’ to which the singer responded, teasing: ‘Watch your TV screens and wait and find out!’
The Real Housewives of Jersey is set to launch on December 28 on ITVBe and the ITV Hub.
Family: Tallia lives with her mother Tessa, 50, director father Sascha Hartmann, 40, and her three siblings, older sister Tessie and brothers Johnnie, 15, and Zac, 13