RHOCheshire: Seema Malhotra opens up on ‘s**t’ scenes as Hanna Kinsella’s enemy joins cast

Some of the Housewives 'kicked off' last season over Seema's friendship with Paige Chohan

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by Ben Pulsford |
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Real Housewives of Cheshire fans will remember that we last saw besties/sisters/sometimes show enemies Seema Malhotra and Hanna Kinsella on screen together when they were at each other’s throats while filming the series 16 reunion - and the hot topic was controversial guest housewife Paige Chohan, who caused a new rift in the girls’ complicated friendship during filming last year.

Not to mention dividing fans.

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Paige came between friends Seema and Hanna last season Monkey Kingdom

Fans will also know that a LOT has happened since then; Hanna has officially stepped down as a full-time Housewife and Paige has been promoted from guest to full-time Housewife.

Naturally, fans of the show have a lot of questions for these three ladies ahead of the season launch on Monday 25 March, so it's no surprise that when Seema decided to conduct a Q&A with her followers this week, she was inundated with questions about both Hanna and Paige.

In addition to revealing what "controversial" Housewife Paige is really like, Seema took the opportunity to open up about her tumultuous relationship with "sister" Hanna, going deep when asked, "How do you feel about Hanna not being on the show this season?"

Hanna Kinsella has left The Real Housewives of Cheshire
Hanna Kinsella has left The Real Housewives of Cheshire Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

*Grabs popcorn Martin Akinola style*

Seema filmed her response and tagged Hanna in the video (we love an upfront, straight-talking queen).

She admitted that filming series 17 without Hanna "feels really weird", adding, "I know a lot of you are going to be thinking, 'Yeah, right, you and Hanna really kicked off last season and, yeah, we did. A bit like sisters do. I feel like she is my younger sister and we've had some great moments that completely outshine the s**t moments that we've had, but that's what sisters do. We can laugh, we can joke and we can fall out."

She went on to reveal that her and Hanna have seen each IRL away from the cameras since the reunion and their relationship is as solid as ever.

Hanna and Seema Real Housewives of Cheshire

Seema said, "I did actually see Hanna a few weeks back for a mutual friend's birthday and it was great. We had a great catch up and listen, we're still filming, so who knows, fingers crossed she might be back."

Seema and Hanna then both skipped the Pride special in August 2023 and have barely appeared appeared on one another’s socials since the reunion - apart from when the entire cast attended ITV Palooza in November 2023, which was gorj to see, but it was giving more public appearance than reformed friends.

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Hanna and Seema reunited at an ITV party in November 2023 (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

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