The Real Housewives of Jersey
Also known asThe Real Housewives of Jersey, UK
(outside of the United Kingdom) and RHOJersey
GenreReality television
Based onThe Real Housewives
Presented byBrian Dowling (Series 2-present)
Starring
  • Ashley Cairney
  • Hedi Green
  • Jane Rayner
  • Kate Taylor
  • Margaret Thompson
  • Mia Ledbury
  • Tessa Hartmann
  • Sarha Courtnay
  • Karen Loderick
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series2
No. of episodes21 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • David Granger
  • Mike Swindells
Production locationJersey
Production companyMonkey Kingdom
Release
Original networkITVBe
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original release28 December 2020 (2020-12-28) –
present
Chronology
Preceded byThe Real Housewives of Cheshire

The Real Housewives of Jersey (often abbreviated to RHOJersey) is a British reality television series broadcast on ITVBe. The show premiered on 28 December 2020.[1] It is produced and distributed by NBCUniversal International Networks, and Monkey Kingdom, an NBC Universal owned British production company.

The series was developed as an international installment of the American The Real Housewives franchise and the second British installment of The Real Housewives franchise by Monkey Kingdom, following The Real Housewives of Cheshire. The Real Housewives of Jersey focuses on the lives of several affluent housewives who reside on the island of Jersey, a small island country that is a dependent territory of the United Kingdom.[2]

The current cast consists of Ashley Cairney, Mia Ledbury, Kate Taylor, Margaret Thompson, Sarha Courtnay and Karen Loderick. Previous cast members include original cast members Hedi Green, Jane Rayner, and Tessa Hartmann.

Overview and casting

ITVBe officially commissioned the series in August 2020[3] following the success of the British instalment of the Real Housewives franchise, The Real Housewives of Cheshire. Filming began that same month. The show focused on the lives of the residents of Jersey and showcased the lifestyle of those who live on the Channel Island.

In total, the series has been streamed 2.26 million times on ITV's catch-up service, ITV Hub.

On 29 April 2021, ITV confirmed filming began for the second series.[4] Green and Rayner did not return in a full-time capacity, but made guest appearances during the season. Sarha Courtnay and Karen Loderick joined the returning cast as new housewives, with Loderick joining in episode 1 and Courtnay in episode 2. The second series premiered on 27 December 2021 and was followed by a reunion show, which was recorded soon after filming for season 2 wrapped.[5] [6] On 27 February 2022, Hartmann departed the show after two seasons.

Timeline of cast members

Cast members of The Real Housewives of Jersey
Housewives Series
1 2 3
Ashley Cairney Main
Hedi Green Main Guest
Tessa Hartmann Main
Mia Ledbury Main
Jane Rayner Main Guest
Kate Taylor Main
Margaret Thompson Main
Sarha Courtnay Main
Karen Loderick Main

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110December 28, 2020 (2020-12-28)March 1, 2021 (2021-03-01)
211December 27, 2021 (2021-12-27)March 7, 2022 (2022-03-07)

Series 1 (2020-21)

Main article: The Real Housewives of Jersey (series 1)

Episodes of The Real Housewives of Jersey, series 1
No. in
series
No. in
series
Title Original air date UK viewers (28 day figures)[7]
11"Welcome to Jersey"28 December 2020 (2020-12-28)N/A
As summer begins on the beautiful island of Jersey, seven of the most glamorous residents prepare themselves for luxury estate agent Margaret Thompson's annual party.
22"Forgive-Me-Nots"4 January 2021 (2021-01-04)N/A
Whilst Kate celebrates her birthday, a text from a special someone brings a smile to her face, even if confusion surrounds her long-awaited introduction to Tessa. Mia's hopes for a return to modelling are boosted when Hedi offers some unexpected advice,
33"Two Strikes and you're in"11 January 2021 (2021-01-11)N/A
Kate attempts to connect with Tessa continue to flounder, Margaret steps in to help them find common ground. Ashley follows Sascha's advice and considers how to be more romantic whilst Hedi starts to question why some ladies insist on lowering the tone
44"I should CoCo"18 January 2021 (2021-01-18)N/A
Margaret hosts Coco Chanel Thompson's fourth birthday party, and the long-awaited meet-up between Kate and Tessa leaves their relationship in a sticky situation.
55"Spa-ing Partners"25 January 2021 (2021-01-25)N/A
The housewives head off to a staycation, Tessa's hopes for the weekend away are ambitious. Plus, tension lingers in the air following Jane's spat with Margaret.
66"A grave concern"1 February 2021 (2021-02-01)N/A
With the Staycation in full flow, the Housewives bond like never before but a game of Truth or Dare threatens to derail some friendships as a saucy revelation from the past pushes the ladies to their limits.
77"Ladies who launch"8 February 2021 (2021-02-08)N/A
Tessa's role as guest editor of a local magazine reaches its climax with copies hitting the newsstands all over Jersey. But as some people celebrate, others are left waiting for an invite to the party including Janet.
88"Fake Orgasm Addicts"15 February 2021 (2021-02-15)N/A
After Hedi's attempt to bring harmony to the Housewives ended up in chaos, Jane's hopes to reunite the ladies with a night of fun, frolics and an inappropriate banana raises some eyebrows. Kate's ambition is to launch a charity 'Sea-athlon'.
99"Spalsh for Ash"22 February 2021 (2021-02-22)N/A
As the fallout from Tessa and Mia's latest argument hangs over everyone, could a Housewives summit help to clear the air or will it leave their friendship gasping for breath? Kate's world is turned upside down when a surprise guest arrives.
1010"La Finn"1 March 2021 (2021-03-01)N/A
Whilst news of Jane's latest upset spreads among the Housewives, Kate's intention is to bridges with Finn but could too much love push him away? Mia hopes to revive her modelling career.

Series 2 (2021-22)

Main article: The Real Housewives of Jersey (series 2)

Episodes aired weekly starting 27 December 2021, however on the premier date of the first episode, the entire series became available on the ITV Hub.[8]

Episodes of The Real Housewives of Jersey, series 2
No. in
series
No. in
series
Title Original air date UK viewers (28 day figures)[9]
111"New Friends and New Foes"27 December 2021 (2021-12-27)N/A
The Jersey Housewives are back and have all been invited to the Summer Gala.[10]
122"The Birthday Bumps"3 January 2022 (2022-01-03)N/A
Kate arranges a double dinner for her and Margret.[11]
133"Raising the Stakes"10 January 2022 (2022-01-10)N/A
The housewives are left shellshocked after the dramatic end to the double birthday bash.[12]
144"Sass in the City"17 January 2022 (2022-01-17)N/A
Mia has gathered the girls and they're all off to London in support of her modelling shoot, and in the hope that getting away will bring everyone closer together again.[13]
155"Bite Me, I'll Bite Back"24 January 2022 (2022-01-24)N/A
It's sunny in the City of London and the Housewives are in search of fun! Kate takes Karen and Tessa roller-skating whilst Mia takes everyone else to an immersive experience.[14]
166"Baby Steps and Battle Lines"31 January 2022 (2022-01-31)N/A
Our housewives are back in gorgeous Jersey as Margret and Kate arrange a baby shower for Ashley.
177"Life's a Drag"7 February 2022 (2022-02-07)N/A
Ashley has an awful run of bad luck.
188"She Gets The Message"14 February 2022 (2022-02-14)N/A
Karen arranges a party for Mia's birthday, and Margaret shares some shocking information about Karen.
199"Runaway Bride"21 February 2022 (2022-02-21)N/A
Tessa and Sascha renew their wedding vows, whilst Kate and Margaret, upset at not being invited, hold their own version, with Kate Taylor playing Tessa.[15]
2010"The Great Divide"28 February 2022 (2022-02-28)N/A
The housewives make peace after a series of non stop drama.
2111"Reunion"7 March 2022 (2022-03-07)N/A
For the first time in two series, the Housewives are brought together by Brian Dowling to attempt resolution face to face.[16]

Taglines

Season 1

Ashley: "I'm loud and I'm proud, and no one can keep me quiet."

Hedi: "If there's an elephant in the room you can be sure I'll be riding it."

Jane: "Don't hate me because I'm naughty, hate me because I'm cute."

Kate: "There's only one thing I love more than diamonds and that's attention."

Margaret: "I am always realistic I only ever expect miracles."

Mia: " In Australia I look out for spiders, but here I look out for snakes."

Tessa: " I've always been a big fish, It doesn't matter how big the pond is."

Season 2

Ashley: "My life is like a rollercoaster, and It's showing no sign of slowing down."

Karen: "Fashion is my passion, but talking strait is my best trait."

Kate: "I like my jewellery to sparkle, my drink to fizz, and my men to purr ."

Margaret: "Be good to me and I'll open doors, cross me and I'll close them."

Mia: "I'm 100% vegetarian, but beef always follows me."

Sarah: "I've just landed, so roll out the red carpet and the champagne."

Tessa: "Some want attention, some need direction, I just lead the way."

References

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  2. ^ "Revealed: A first look at the Real Housewives of Jersey cast". ITV News. 30 November 2020.
  3. ^ https://www.itv.com/presscentre/press-releases/itvbe-commissions-real-housewives-jersey[2]
  4. ^ "Filming underway for second series of the Real Housewives of Jersey". 29 April 2021.
  5. ^ "The Real Housewives of Jersey Series 2 Air Date Set for 2022 by ITVBe".
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  11. ^ "The Real Housewives of Jersey Series 2, Episode 2".
  12. ^ "The Real Housewives of Jersey Series 2, Episode 3".
  13. ^ "The Real Housewives of Jersey Series 2, Episode 4".
  14. ^ "The Real Housewives of Jersey Series 2, Episode 5".
  15. ^ "The Real Housewives of Jersey Series 2, Episode 9".
  16. ^ "The Real Housewives of Jersey Series 2, Episode 11".