Earlier this week, Real Housewives of Melbourne Janet Roach made some explosive claims that new cast members on the show were actors.
However, fellow Housewife Jackie Gillies has shut down the idea and noted that everyone on the set of the show is being authentic.
‘What you see is absolutely 100% genuine…’ Jackie, 40, told TV Tonight on Friday.
They’re not fake! Jackie Gillies has shut down the idea that the new castmates on The Real Housewives Of Melbourne are paid actors
‘The emotions are absolutely genuine. We are not told what to say.’
The psychic went on to add that the drama on the show is definitely real.
‘You’ve been filming for 12 hours every day for a week with all these women. Then issues start to arise, and then something three days ago is brought back up, and you’re still upset about something that you haven’t resolved.’
Jackie’s comments come after Janet, 63, told New Idea on Monday that some of the new housewives were paid actors.
‘They all had managers or publicists – some were even actors,’ she revealed.
Bombshell: Janet (pictured) recently claimed some of The Real Housewives of Melbourne’s new cast members are actors
‘Cherry [Dipietrantonio], she’s an actress… Kyla [Kirkpatrick] even thought she could play director along the way and would yell “cut” during filming – you just don’t do that. You just don’t do that.’
Cherry and Kyla are two of RHOM’s newest Housewives, along with newsreader Anjali Rao and socialite Simone Elliott.
While Janet has previously heaped praise on newbie Simone, she seems to have clashed with both Kyla and Anjali.
‘They all had managers or publicists – some were even actors!’ New cast members Kyla Kirkpatrick, Anjali Rao and Cherry Dipietrantonio are pictured together
Speaking to New Idea, Janet shared that Kyla, whom she has known for 10 years, ‘came straight at me from day one’.
She also previously revealed that one of the new Housewives didn’t make it all the way through filming and quit before the finale.
Speaking to the Unpopular podcast, Janet said the newbie ‘couldn’t keep up’ with the glitz and glamour of the show.
‘She’s not a bad girl, but the real truth, let’s really get down to it,’ she said.
‘I think she was who she said she was, but she was never gonna be a Housewife. I’m just being honest.’
‘Cherry, she’s an actress… Kyla even thought she could play director along the way and would yell “cut!” during filming – you just don’t do that,’ Janet said of the newbies
‘She couldn’t keep up with times, she couldn’t keep up with outfits,’ Janet added.
‘I think she’s running around and saying, “Oh it’s fake and it’s not for me,” when the fact of the matter is, I worked with her, she couldn’t keep up.
‘She struggled all the way through.’
Janet also said that another cast member told her the mystery quitter ‘was terrified of being exposed’ on the show.
Drama! Janet also shared that Kyla, whom she has known for 10 years, ‘came straight at me from day one’
‘I said, “Terrified of being exposed for what?” But we never got there… because we never got that far because she decided that she didn’t want to do it anymore.’
While Janet didn’t identify the quitter by name, she did confirm that they have a television background, leading many fans to believe she was referring to Anjali.
Anjali is best known for working as a television presenter on CNN, Sky News, Studio 10 and Dateline.
The fifth season of The Real Housewives of Melbourne premieres on Foxtel on October 10.
Almost here! The fifth season of The Real Housewives of Melbourne premieres on Foxtel on October 10