Real Housewives of Melbourne fans have been waiting for a new season since February 2018.
And on Tuesday, original cast member Janet Roach shared some very bad news.
The 61-year-old revealed on Instagram that filming of season five had been pushed back to next year.
A tragedy! On Tuesday, Real Housewives of Melbourne star Janet Roach shared some bad news about the show, confirming that production of season five had been pushed back to January next year
‘I’m going to miss these beauties for a while. The Real Housewives of Melbourne won’t resume filming until next January. See you then my glamorous sisters!’ she captioned the post.
Accompanying the post was an image of the Raw Essentials founder along with castmates Gamble Breaux, Gina Liano and Lydia Schiavello.
Distraught fans took the news badly, commenting on how much they were missing the program.
‘I’m going to miss these beauties for a while. The Real Housewives of Melbourne won’t resume filming until next January. See you then my glamorous sisters!’ Janet wrote on Instagram. Pictured from left: Anjali Rao, Gamble Breaux, Janet Roach, Gina Liano, Lydia Schiavello, Cherry Dipietrantonio and Kyla Kirkpatrick
‘Oh my god, that’s depressing,’ shared one, along with a crying face emoji.
Another added: ‘I’m going to cry, I need my girls back.’
‘No! So long to wait now,’ a third responded.
Say it isn’t so! Distraught fans took the news badly, quickly commenting on how much they were missing the program
Season five of the hit Foxtel series was expected to resume filming in July.
The fourth season of The Real Housewives of Melbourne finished airing in February 2018.
Jackie Gillies, Venus Behbahani-Clark and Sally Bloomfield confirmed this year that they wouldn’t be returning for the fifth season.
Several delays! Season five was expected to resume filming in July after being put off earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured from left: Gamble, Gina and Janet
They were replaced by former CNN news anchor Anjali Rao, yoga teacher Cherry Dipietrantonio and ‘champagne educator’ Kyla Kirkpatrick.
The trio had started filming their backstories for season five earlier this year, before production was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Janet, along with Gamble Breaux, Gina Liano and Lydia Schiavello, are all set to return for season five.
Fresh faces: Former CNN news anchor Anjali Rao (centre), yoga teacher Cherry Dipietrantonio (left) and ‘champagne educator’ Kyla Kirkpatrick (right) will join the fifth season
In May, Gamble seemed optimistic that filming would resume despite the COVID-19 outbreak.
Speaking to the Herald Sun, she shared a few bizarre suggestions to kickstart the process and even offered up her backyard to assist with social distancing.
‘We will be fine. We’ve all been isolating in Melbourne, so I think if we stay in small numbers, things will be okay,’ Gamble said.
Helpful suggestions: In May, Gamble seemed optimistic the new season would go ahead, telling the Herald Sun she had offered her backyard for garden parties to assist with social distancing. Pictured here with Kyla Kirkpatrick
She added: ‘I’ve already thought of ideas to keep our social distance while we’re filming. I’m suggesting we do an episode in space suits, or go diving.’
Gamble also suggested hosting her co-stars in her garden for a party.
‘I’ve got a garden, and there’s plenty of room, so the film crew can be there, and the girls can be out in the sunshine, all keeping a social distance,’ she said.