Tamra Judge Confirms ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ Return

It is official! Tamra Judge confirmed her return to “Real Housewives of Orange County” for season 17 of the Bravo show.

Andy Cohen helped the reality star, 54, share the news on “Watch What Happens Live” Wednesday.

“Ladies and gentlemen, it’s true – Tamra Judge returns to ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County,'” said the talk show host, also 54.

Judge, for her part, gushed, “The Judge is back and the drama is on.” (She later tweeted same sentence.)

The California native told Cohen she feels “1000 percent more energetic” about being on the show, thanks to a “completely different perspective.”

Judge explained, “I think being off for two years was probably the best thing you could have done to me, even if I didn’t like it. I was on the show for 12 years and when you go that long, you become a professional housewife.

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Tamra Judge confirmed her return of ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ on ‘Watch What Happens Live’.
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She went on to admit that she was “a bit of an asshole.”

Judge initially joined the cast in 2007 for season 3 and was dropped in 2020 after filming the 14th season. She was one of eight cast members on Season 2 of “Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip,” which premiered last month.

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Judge joined the cast in 2007 and left the show 13 years later.
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Page six revealed Judge’s “RHOC” return on Saturday after Jill Zarin let the news slip into a since-deleted Instagram story.

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“The Judge is back and there is drama in the court,” Judge tweeted on Wednesday.

“Tamra is coming back and my friend Vicki [Gunvalson]is not happy,” the “Real Housewives of New York City” star, 58, said.

However, when asked about Judge’s return that same day, Gunvalson, 60, told us she was “lucky for” the real estate agent. “Good for her,” the Chicago native gushed.

As for Braunwyn Windham-Burke, the former Bravo personality, 44, said: “Obviously her presence has been missed. She’s a staple on the show and they would be lucky to have her.”

Judge responded to Zarin spilling the beans via Instagram, calling her “the thirsty bitch.”

On Wednesday, she sarcastically thanked Zarin for her loose lips before also expressing her gratitude to the “WWHL” host.

“It will be completely different. The kids are older,” she explained about son Spencer and daughter Sophia.

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