Macc mum has joined Real Housewives
THE Real Housewives of Cheshire has returned to our screens and is bigger, brighter and with even more bitter feuds than before – with a new ‘housewife’ from Macclesfield joining the ranks.
The documentary series, which follows the glamorous lives of WAGs and businesswomen living in the ‘ Golden Triangle’ – Prestbury, Wilmslow and Alderley Edge – returned to ITVBe for a fifth series on Monday.
The series, which features Prestbury’s Leanne Brown and Tanya Bardsley has now welcomed Macclesfield’s Ester Dee to the mix.
Ester, who hails from the Czech Republic, says she has already settled into her new home and loves to drive around in her Rolls Royce to “check out the competition” in Wilmslow and Hale, has a collection of 180 handbags and 500 pairs of shoes – but says she keeps them all in boxes for fear of damaging any of them.
Ester said: “When people see a nice car, they assume it’s going to be a man driving, so it’s refreshing if you get a woman in there.
“I love Cheshire that way. It’s the cars, it’s the flash, it’s the fashion. I love going out in Wilmslow in my Rolls Royce because you get noticed.
“If you make sure you look nice, people respond nice, they talk to you nicely, you get a better table.
“Cheshire is quite pretentious in a way. It’s a good honeypot place. Compared to London it’s got bigger money, bigger places. Cheshire is brilliant for football players, big game players. If you want to do it big, move to Cheshire.”
The glamorous full-time mum, 32, is married to Rob Lloyd, who enjoyed TV fame himself when he appeared on Channel 4’s The Secret Millionaire in 2009.
Ester came to England in 2003 as an au pair, and met Rob, 53, in 2008.
The couple became and item in 2012 and have a two-year-old daughter, Bertie, together.
Rob proposed to Ester with a replica of Princess Diana’s engagement ring by the canal in Chester, where they had previously lived together. But they’ve since moved to a Georgian mansion in Macclesfield, to allow room for Ester’s mother Zdenka, 49, to move in to help look after Bertie.
Ester added: “I’m a full time mother and housewife. It’s a very hard job, my nails get dirty sometimes. I find it amazing the other girls run so many businesses and exercise, I don’t know how they do it. I have a cleaner at home.”
The Real Housewives of Cheshire is on ITVBe on Mondays at 10pm.
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