The Real Housewives Of Sydney is Facebook official

Watch out, Melbourne.

By Erin Van Der Meer
The Real Housewives Of Sydney is Facebook official

We're not even halfway through 2016 but there’s already a good reason to look forward to next year: The Real Housewives Of Sydney is really, actually, finally happening. For real.

Oh. Em. Gee, you guys.

Arena announced the news on Facebook on Sunday night. Here’s what we know:

  • The Real Housewives Of Sydney will air on Arena in 2017 (duh)

  • Casting has begun – so tell your favourite Sydney drama queen

  • It will be set in Sydney (duh!)

Okay, so that’s literally all we know. Back in March the Daily Telegraph threw around a few names of rumoured contenders:

"Names being considered include Skye Leckie, wife of media boss David, former model Michelle Walsh, who is married to Chadwicks modelling owner Martin and Christa Billich, partner of controversial painter Charles.

Billich is an obvious choice as she’s good friends with Real Housewives of Melbourne cast member Gamble Breaux and has appeared on that version several times. She’s also become close to Gina Liano.

Gordana Willesee-Poljak, make-up and cosmetic tattooist and former wife of TV journalist Mike Willesee, attended one of the lunches and is believed to be a favourite."

Other contenders include Lisa Oldfield, wife of former One Nation politician, David, hairdresser Jo Bailey’s business partner Marilyn Koch, as well as Double Bay boutique owner and former model Amanda Cameron and publicist turned business woman Kirsten Carriol."

Last month PR maven Roxy Jacenko revealed she’d turned down a role on the Real Housewives of Sydney, telling Ok! Magazine: "I enjoy watching The Real Housewives Of Melbourne but girls can get really catty and I don't want to get involved with that."

It’s a proud moment for Sydney-siders who were a wee bit jealous when Melbourne was the first Australian city chosen for a Real Housewives show.

Don’t worry Gold Coast, you know you’re next.