TMZ was the first to break the news of the shake-up on the Bravo reality series. A network spokesperson confirmed it to Deadline.
Dodd courted controversy earlier this year when she spoke out against Covid-19 health and safety protocols in a series of Instagram stories. At present, though, the circumstances behind her exit, alongside Windham-Burke and Vargas, are unclear.
Windham-Burke appeared in 39 episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County in the last two years. Dodd had been with the show since 2016, while Vargas first appeared as a cast member last season.
According to TMZ, Shannon Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson will all be returning to RHOC for another go-round. Dubrow, who’s married to plastic surgeon Terry, previously appeared on the reality series between Seasons 7 and 11.
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Production on Season 16 reportedly is set to kick off next month.
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