The Real Housewives of Melbourne’s Susie McLean has described the filming of the recent reunion special as “intense” and “shocking”.

The special, which aired last week, played out like a dysfunctional counselling session as the ladies, dolled up in their finery, aired their grievances with each other following season three.

McClean described the filming as an “intense time”.

“By the same token, it was good to have a forum where we could talk about some things that we didn’t have the opport to do through the season,” she told AAP.

“But some parts of it were really shocking, even for me. So imagine for the people watching.”

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During the reunion show, Lydia Schiavello continued to deny rumours she had an affair with Shane Warne in the Real Housewives of Melbourne reunion show.

McLean accused Schiavello of claiming it was her that spread the rumours, and Schiavello in turn called McLean “an angry little s***”.

McLean, who joined the RHOM cast this year, said she imagined being on the show would be easier than it was, given she knew some of the housewives well.

“I thought that would help but it made quite intense,” she said.

“Strong friendships like my friendship with Chyka, that has not changed.

“But as a group of girls we’re like a dysfunctional sisterhood where we actually care about each other. I’m actually missing them now, already. It’s bizarre.”


Chyka Keebaugh is departing and it’s unknown how many of the housewives will return in 2017.

The original cast members, Gina Liano, Jackie Gillies, Janet Roach and Schiavello are all coming off contract.

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McLean says she is looking forward to the upcoming season, but there’s been no confirmation on when filming will begin.

“I feel like I’ve only just started now. I’d like to go back and have the experience again, it’s amazing. There’s lot of the fun stuff you don’t see, where we have very funny moments.”


Meanwhile she is looking forward to the first season of The Real Housewives of Sydney, which is expected to go into production later this year.

“I can’t wait,” she said.


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