Lisa Rinna is not returning to RHOBH (Picture: Cindy Ord/Bravo via Getty Images)
There is change afoot on the Real Housewife Of Beverly Hills, with Lisa Rinna confirming after eight seasons she’s leaving the reality show.
The actress joined the Bravo show for its fifth season, and after her contract expired at the end of its most recent she decided, mutually alongside the network, not to return.
Following her debut in 2014, Lisa has tussled with many co-stars, and has most recently found herself at odds with Kathy Hilton, Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke.
And we’re sure you can all remember one of her most explosive confrontations, when, in her debut series, she hurled a wine glass at then-costar Kim Richards, after she mentioned the actress’s husband Harry Hamlin.
In a statement announcing her exit, Lisa, 59, shared her gratitude and excitement for what was to come next in her lengthy career.
She said in a statement via People: ‘This is the longest job I have held in my 35 year career and I am grateful to everyone at Bravo and all those involved in the series.
She’s clashed with many of her co-stars over the years (Picture: Amy Sussman/Getty Images,)
‘It has been a fun eight-year run and I am excited for what is to come!’
The star’s exit may not come as a huge shock to fans of the series, after Lisa dropped some hints about her future.
In a throwback shot of herself on Instagram, she previously wrote: ‘I was Lisa F***ing Rinna before HW and I’ll be Lisa F***ing Rinna After.’
Most recently Lisa was involved in a controversial appearance at BravoCon which saw her met with a less than welcoming greeting from the audience.
The soap actress was met with deafening boos and some cheers from the crowd as she made her way onto the stage beside Garcelle, Sutton, Erika Girardi, Kyle Richards, Dorit Kemsley and Crystal Kung Minkoff at the Javits Center.
Not put off by the less-than-welcoming reception, Lisa stood at the front of the stage and flashed her middle finger towards the audience, before laughing the boos off.
It’s been quite the eight seasons (Picture: Tommy Garcia/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
During the panel, she addressed some of her lowest moments from season 12, which was marred by the death of her mother, Lois, and apologised for the way she came at her colleagues.
When the RHOBH stars were asked about a moment they watched back and realised that they didn’t react in the best way, she reflected on a series of arguments she had with Sutton.
‘When I screamed at Sutton, that was really intense,’ Lisa said, before correcting herself. ‘The two times I screamed at Sutton. How about that?
‘Both times I screamed at Sutton, I went, “Oh, my God!” When it happened, I didn’t remember it like that. So to see it back, I was mortified. Sorry.’
Fans have been vocal in their hopes that the mom-of-two will be axed, or at least ‘put on pause’ to have a breather.
Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen addressed speculation about her future during his own appearance at the Bravo celebration, and remained vague about what viewers could expect.
‘I think the key to the success of this thing, that it’s been going for 16 years, is that we take people out, we put people in, and we try to keep it fresh,’ he told Entertainment Tonight.
‘In terms of specifics of Rinna and anyone else, I think everything is on the table – but nothing to announce about that right now.’
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is available to stream on Bravo in the US, and hayu in the UK.
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After 8 seasons, she’s making her exit.