Meet the Real Housewives of Cheshire

The flashiest, most confrontational females in the North of England tell RadioTimes.com what to expect from ITVBe's brand new reality show...

Tanya Bardsley

Age: 33

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Location: Prestbury, Cheshire

Married to: Stoke City footaballer Phil Bardsley

Children: Daughter – Gabriella. Two sons – Rocco & Renz

Tanya was once an FHM model and is now a life coach with a published book called Just a Girl Who Got it All about getting what you want by thinking positively. She married Phil Bardsley in June this year and the couple recently moved back to Cheshire when Phil transferred from Sunderland to Stoke. Naturally, Tanya has her own box at the Stoke City football grounds and has two Labradors called Boston and Bronx.


Ampika Pickston 

Age: 33

Location: Hale Barns, Cheshire

Marital Status: Divorced

Children: Son – Jake

Ampika is originally from Oldham, Lancashire and has lived in Cheshire since she was 18. She studied at the Toni and Guy Academy in Manchester and the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London – she now owns and runs her own beauty salon and spa in Cheshire. She has an eight-year-old son and is recently divorced.

How did you find making the show?

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“It was strange for me because  my ex-husband’s in it quite a bit – he wasn’t against me doing the show but wasn’t particularly supportive at the start, and then half way through he’s done more filming than any other bloke in the show. In fact, he’s upstaged us….”