RHOA execs 'are scrambling to find new stars & want Claudia Jordan back' after Porsha Williams & Cynthia Bailey exit

RHOA bosses want Claudia Jordan to come back after Porsha Williams and Cynthia Bailey quit the show.

The Sun can exclusively reveal that Bravo producers are "scrambling" to find new stars and boost ratings.


Porsha, 40, announced this week that she's leaving RHOA after 10 years, just days after Cynthia, 54, confirmed her departure after 11 years.

The huge upset has left Real Housewives executives desperate to replace the two major stars with other talent.

A source told The Sun: “Producers are definitely scrambling to find a top notch cast right now.

"Atalanta was once the highest rated show for Bravo, but after NeNe [Leakes] left, the ratings have dropped off a bit.

"They are working around the clock to recast with some gals who will bring it."

CLAUDIA'S RETURN?

The insider revealed bosses have their sights set on Claudia – who appeared in the seventh season – and think the 48-year-old is "good TV".

"Claudia Jordan is being eyed to come back to the show, because she was a fan-favorite and they want at least one of the new cast members to feel familiar," the source explained.

"Claudia is good TV and knows how to make a headline. No contract talks have started yet, but they’re definitely eyeing her and interested!"

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The insider added: "Producers are also considering Sanya Richards Ross. They believe she could be a perfect addition to the show for the next season."

Some TV execs had wandered if they could persuade NeNe to come back to RHOA after she she quit the show in September 2020 following 12 years onscreen.

NO MORE NENE

The insider shut down the aspirations, however, saying: "Some had asked, could they ever throw some extra money at NeNe to come back?

"But it will never happen. There’s bad blood there. Zero chance."

The Sun has contacted a Bravo representative for comment.

NeNe admitted she could not strike a deal with Bravo after a series of “emotional negotiations.”

She choked up as she confirmed on YouTube: "I have made a hard, difficult decision to not be part of Real Housewives of Atlanta season 13.

EMOTIONAL EXIT

“It wasn't an easy decision for me. It was hard. I have been on an extremely, extremely long, exhausting, tiring, emotional negotiation.

"There has been a lot of emotion flying on both sides." 

Nene joined the show in season one and remained a main cast member until season seven, before appearing as a "friend" on season eight.

She skipped season nine and rejoined as a main housewife for seasons 10-12.



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