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Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson threatens to quit unless she gets more scenes

NOT A FRIEND

REAL Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson has threatened to quit the show unless Bravo gives her more scenes.

The star has been demoted to "friend" of the show, despite starring as full-time cast for the show's thirteen seasons.

However, she ruled out returning unless they beef up her role.

Speaking during a BravoCon panel alongside Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards, New Jersey's Teresa Guidice and New York's Luann de Lesseps, Gunvalson said: "I'm never coming back reduced again."

She explained that she "signed the reduced role contract in January", which she labelled "one of the hardest things I've ever done".

Later on a fan asked how they know when it's time to walk away from the show, Vicki said she was discussing it backstage with Kyle.

Vicki Gunvalson tells Andy Cohen 'she can't believe' she was demoted to 'friend' on The Real Housewives Of Orange County

Kyle said: "As long as we're having fun still. I know there's a lot of drama and a lot of conflict, but it's also a lot of fun."

She said: "Our producer, Scott Dunlop, said, 'Unless they kick you off the horse, don't voluntarily get off the horse'. So I'm still on the horse!"

The star added: "I don't know what my future is, but I'm having fun and they're my friends.

"I have very much love for my franchise - a love for what I've created [and] a lot of love for my cast, we've been through hell and back.

"But truthfully, it's our reality. It's what my life has gone through for the last 14 years. And it's been some bumpiness."

Despite viewers calling for a boycott of the show until she's reinstated, the ratings were not affected.

The show's most recent episode drew 1.363 million viewers, remaining consistent with the rest of the season.

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