Real Housewives go tropical

Author
Ricardo Simich,
Section
Spy News,
Publish Date
Saturday, 18 June 2016, 3:27PM
Michelle Blanchard and Gilda Kirkpatrick.
Michelle Blanchard and Gilda Kirkpatrick.

The Real Housewives of Auckland are set to jet off on a Pacific Island getaway. Cast holidays are customary in other series of the Real Housewives franchise.

Shooting for the series — which will highlight the lives of some of Auckland’s most-glamorous housewives — has reached its halfway stage.

Next up is the off-shore jaunt, so pack your sarongs and suntan, ladies.

Numerous overseas versions of Real Housewives have been jam-packed with catfights.

But Spy’s sources revealed this week the mood between the six Kiwi cast members — Angela Stone, Gilda Kirkpatrick, Michelle Blanchard, Ann Batley-Burton, Julia Sloane and Louise Wallace — had been more like a bonding session of six acquaintances who have become good friends.


Angela Stone and Louise Wallace.

Spy
hears advertising agency owner Kirkpatrick and model Blanchard have become the closest of the six.

This week Newmarket real estate extraordinaire Carita Fenning, showed Stone and the film crew around a $7 million listing in Lammermore Drive, St Heliers.

People hoping former broadcaster Wallace would be the bitch of the show are said to be in for a disappointment. Evidently, Wallace has been a uniter rather than a fighter.

Sloane — an author — is said to be the naughty and funny one of the pack and has hired her own PR agent to help her negotiate the months ahead. Champagne lady Batley-Burton is fast turning into Spy’s favourite Housewife.


Ann Batley-Burton.

She is entertaining her followers on Instagram with her passion for saving wild things. This week, she rescued some roosters on a Remuera roundabout and a pukeko that said thank you by attacking her.

"Not a great start to the day," she posted to Instagram. "After 45 minutes on the side of the road trying to save an injured pukeko, a lovely man stopped to help and caught him. Sadly, the vet said he had to be put to sleep. His parting shot when I bent down to wish him God speed was to peck me right above the eye. Hopefully no filming this week!!!"

Nothing a week in the sun won’t heal quick smart.