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Tamra Judge “Shocked” These RHOC Cast Members in Season 17: “Holy Sh-t, What Is Happening?”

The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member was “lit” and “feisty AF” while filming, according to her fellow ’Wives. 

By Jenny Berg
Your First Look at The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 17

The Real Housewives of Orange County viewers are in for a shock, according to some cast members. On Season 17 of the Bravo show, Tamra Judge will make her triumphant return. And if you’re wondering what to expect, let’s just say the upcoming season sounds juicier than a ripe California orange.

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When chatting with Page Six, Tamra’s RHOC castmate Gina Kirschenheiter said, “Tamra was very lit a lot of the [time cameras were rolling].” Season 17 rookie Jennifer Pedranti weighed in as well, sharing her reaction to a heated moment in which Tamra threw a dinner napkin at her face. (You can see the dramatic scene in the clip above.)

Jennifer told the outlet that the napkin episode left her “frozen” like a “deer in headlights.” She continued: “There were parts that I was like, ‘Sit down, have a bite, have a drink of water, girlfriend.” Gina added that, in her opinion, Tamra needed “carbs and a little time-out” at times during the season. 

Despite any feistiness, Gina shared that she’s “happy” to see Tamra back on RHOC. Tamra is “a really good cast member,” she confessed. She added: “If nothing else, she’s Tamra, and she’s feisty as f-ck.” 

Rhoc Season 17 Tamra Judge Update

For her part, Jennifer — who has a friendship with Tamra outside of RHOC — was surprised to see some of her castmate’s behavior. “To come into this part of Tamra’s life and our friendship, there were parts for me where I was like, ‘Holy sh-t, what is happening right now?’” the yoga instructor said. However, Jennifer echoed Gina in sharing that Tamra is “made for” the on-camera life. 

Tamra announced her official return to RHOC last July during an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. During the late-night showshe made a surprise cameo in the Clubhouse. She revealed the news in a deliciously cheeky way, grabbing an orange and declaring, “The Judge is back and drama is in session.”

In a chat with, Shannon Storms Beador shared her reaction to her old friend’s return. “I haven’t spoken to [Tamra] for two and a half years, and there’s been a lot of hurt,” she said. “You don’t know what’s going to happen. I could be super happy or I could say, ‘Read between the lines!’”

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 17 premiere will air on Bravo on Wednesday, June 7, at 8/7c and the next day on Peacock.

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