Bravo heard fans’ calls.
Much-maligned Kelly Dodd won’t be returning to “The Real Housewives of Orange County” — and neither will Braunwyn Windham-Burke or Elizabeth Lyn Vargas and, a Bravo rep confirmed to Page Six.
The network declined to renew their contracts.
But one old familiar face will be making a comeback. Heather Dubrow, who appeared on Seasons 11 through 11 of the reality show, is confirmed to return for the upcoming 16th season.
Cast members Shannon Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson are also returning.
Sources tell Page Six that two newcomers will also join the cast, one of whom is an “unknown” wealthy black woman.
Windham-Burke appeared on “RHOC” for two seasons while Vargas only appeared on the most recent season. But it was Dodd who people have been calling to be removed from the series because of her controversial opinions and comments about the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2021, Dodd described the pandemicShe , but didn’t appear to grow from her mistakes as she came under fire again in 2021 for in a video filmed when she returned to indoor dining.
In one now-deleted video, she was heard yelling “Cheers!” as someone yelled out, “To super spreaders.” One of her friends then fake coughed after shouting, “Spread that s–t.”
Positive Beverage — a company Dodd helped get off the ground —shortly after the videos went viral.
The fury against Dodd only worsened after she wore a hatwhich many felt poked fun at the Black Lives Matter movement.
“It was not intended to offend or make any kind of statement,” sheafter the controversy. “Of course I support black lives and racial equality! Thank you all Love, Kelly.”
Vargas’ storyline last season revolved around her. Windham-Burke, meanwhile, in December after filming for Season 15 wrapped, and about how she and longtime husband Sean Burke planned to stay married despite her revelation.