RHOBH star Taylor Armstrong has joined the Orange County cast in a historic first for the Real Housewives franchises. The star, who was a main cast member in the first three seasons of the Beverly Hills version of the show, is set to appear in Orange Country’s 17th season as a Friend, People reported.

In doing so, Armstrong becomes the first Housewife to switch franchises since the show began in 2006. Confirming the news on Instagram on 1 August, Bravo said: “We’ve had ENOUGH of not having Taylor Armstrong on our screens… she is officially joining the cast of #RHOC for Season 17 as a friend-of!” A number of Real Housewives showed their support for Armstrong, with RHOBH icon Camille Meyer among them. “Congratulations @officialtaylorarmstrong,” she wrote to her former co-star. “I’m so happy for you!

Go OG!!” Gretchen Christine Rossi added: “Love this!” Meanwhile, Sonja Morgan simply shared three emojis – two hearts and an orange.