Real Housewives Of Cheshire reignite feud as Dawn Ward storms out of party to avoid rival Leanne Brown. Things could have got really awkward as the arch nemesis partied very near to each other.
REAL Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward stormed out of a party to avoid her long-time rival Leanne Brown. Dawn, 43, and Leanne had a huge falling out last year and refused to film together, before Leanne decided to quit.
And last week the arch enemies almost came face to face once again, for what would have been a very awkward encounter, as they partied in Alderely Edge. WAG Dawn was busy partying the night away with celeb pals, while just around the corner Leanne was launching her charity clothing line.
Rumours started that Leanne was going to pop in and see her friends who were also at the birthday bash – leaving Dawn fuming. A source told The Sun Online: “Dawn was at a birthday party at Piccolino in Alderley Edge.
Ester was among the guests at the bash
“But Leanne was in a bar around the corner launching her charity clothing line with Tanya Bardsley and Ester Dee.
“The talk at the party was that Leanne was going to pop in to see friends. Dawn looked absolutely furious and stormed out of the party and went out the restaurant to avoid her.”
The source continued: “Leanne didn’t even turn up in the end – she went off to a different restaurant with Ester and Tanya to avoid any drama.
“The last thing either of them wants is to run into each other in public, now the row is out in the open. Everyone would be staring – that’s why Dawn left the party as soon as she heard.”
Last year camera crews were driven mad as tensions ran high on set after a bust up over a disputed £500,000 loan from Leanne’s hubby’s company Wes Brown Ltd to Ashley, Dawn’s husband. Leanne threatened to walk out along with fellow cast members Tanya Bardsley and Ampika Pickston after being labelled a “lap dancer” and a “slag” and a “prostitute” by an unnamed star in a furious row.
Dawn, who is married to ex footballer Ashley, did not take part in a trip with Leanne other cast members to film on location in Dubai as a result. Not long after Leanne, who was on the show for three years, decided to quit so she could concentrate on charity work. “I just couldn’t be in her space, or talk about what she’s saying any more in the show,” Leanne said this week.
“I had to stand back and I realised the full truth would never get put out there.”
“When I was filming I was becoming a different person – I was getting upset talking about it, and the frustration that the truth was never 100 per cent out there, that’s down to legal reasons and I can’t get away from that.”
“It’s still going back and forth between lawyers, it’s heartbreaking.”