No third series for Real Housewives of Jersey – but former participant hints at return to TV screens

Real Housewives of Jersey filming at Gorey. Picture: JON GUEGAN. (33275207)

FORMER Real Housewives of Jersey star Tessa Hartmann has revealed she is ‘doing a new show’, after ITV confirmed there were no plans for a third series.

Whether you thought the programme, which followed the lives of seven Jersey women and first aired on ITVBe and ITVHub in December 2020, was the best bit of publicity for the Island since Bergerac, or a cringe-worthy flop, one thing seems certain – there is not going to be another season.

A spokesperson for ITV has confirmed there are ‘no plans for future series of The Real Housewives of Jersey at present’.

However, Mrs Hartmann, who had already said she would no longer be part of the franchise after things got ‘too personal’ for her, has revealed she would be returning to Islanders’ screens in a new show.

Reacting to the news that there would not be a third Jersey series of Housewives, she said: ‘I don’t know why the ladies thought it would be recommissioned when they already know I pulled out. Without me there is no show. But don’t worry, I will be back on your screens soon. I’m doing a new show.’

The two seasons of The Real Housewives of Jersey comprise 21 episodes of booze-filled antics. The programme received mixed reviews.

When the first series was announced, former journalist and ex-Deputy Alastair Layzell – who runs production company Colonial Pictures – said that he was not sure it ‘was the type of image’ Jersey would want to promote, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, Visit Jersey said that the show helped to generate increased interest in the Island, with the organisation’s head of marketing, Meryl Laisney, noting that it was able to ‘get on the radar’ of audiences who may not have considered booking a holiday here before.

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