FORMER Real Housewives of Cheshire star Leanne Brown is returning to the reailty show.
The former fan favourite quit the hit ITVBe show back in 2018 after falling out with best pal Dawn Ward.
Until now the wife of ex-Manchester United star Wes Brown, 41, has always vowed she would never ever go back.
But we can exclusively reveal Leanne, 44, has had a change of heart and will film scenes for a celebrity boxing event Box Star with current star Rachel Lugo, 46.
Talking about her Cheshire telly comeback Leanne revealed: “Rachel and I are fighting each other so they’ve decided to film it on the show.
“I know I have always said I would never ever go back but filming the fight and potentially a few little scenes is different than me going back full time. At first I was hesitant but I thought if they want me to film a few other scenes then why not? Bring it on.
“It will actually be quite nice so I’m looking forward to it. Tanya is really good friends with Rachel but also really close to me so I guess the big thing will be who she will support.”
Show originals Leanne and Dawn had been best friends for years before a nasty dispute over an alleged £5000,000 loan led to a bitter fallout.
Leanne has previously told how her court feud with Wardy “drove her to the point of nervous breakdown.”
Joking she would much rather be boxing her bitter rival than pal Rachel, she said: “Rachel and I are friends so we will have a big hug and a drink after the fight no matter who wins.
“I bet there would be a lot of people who would pay a few quid to watch me and Wardy fight instead. A few people have joked saying I should call her out to get in the ring with me.
“If I beat Rachel, maybe I’ll challenge Wardy for my next fight. “
Leanne and Rachel will fight in front of 20,000 fans at Manchester Arena on Saturday October 7.
If I beat Rachel, maybe I’ll challenge Wardy for my next fight. “
Dawn, 48, quit Real Housewives last year so is not expected to be at the fight, but Leanne admitted she wouldn’t be surprised to see Dawn in the audience baying for blood.
She laughed: “I don’t know whether Wardy will be there on the night but she has more neck than a giraffe so I wouldn’t put it past her. She will probably get tickets hoping that Rachel kicks my head in.”
You can get tickets for the Box Star event via Ticketmaster.
Other celebs taking part include Tom Zanetti, Jake Quickenden and Love Island stars Jamie Jewitt, Luke Mabbott, Marcel Somerville and Dom Lever.