Heather Dubrow Begins Filming 'RHOC' Season 16

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Heather Dubrow confirmed the start of production on the upcoming 16th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County with a post shared to her Instagram page on July 8.

Along with an image of herself surrounded by several members of the Bravo production team, all of whom were wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Dubrow said, "Here we go …"

Dubrow's post comes just weeks after the network confirmed she would be brought back to the reality series for its upcoming episodes.

Dr. Terry Dubrow And Tamra Judge Weigh In

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Following Dubrow's posts, a number of fans and followers left messages for her in the comments section of her post, including her own husband, Dr. Terry Dubrow, who stars on E!'s Botched, and her former Real Housewives of Orange County cast mate, Tamra Judge, who left the series in January of last year after being offered only a part-time role for season 15.

"Whoa," said Dr. Dubrow.

"Show um how it’s done," added Judge, along with a heart emoji for her friend.

Heather Dubrow Explains Her Decision To Return To 'RHOC'

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After Dubrow's return to The Real Housewives of Orange County was first confirmed, she explained on her podcast, "Heather Dubrow's World," why she decided to rejoin the show years after initially leaving.

"Now, things are a little bit different,” Dubrow said of her current life, not only professionally, but personally.

“My family’s in a different place, my kids are a little bit older, [and] the pandemic has sort of given me a different perspective on things," she shared, according to All About the Real Housewives.

Andy Cohen Is Happy To See Heather Dubrow Back On 'RHOC'

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Also on Dubrow's podcast, Andy Cohen shared his thoughts.

“It’s so great [and] I’m so excited,” he exclaimed. “And you know… it’s just a testament to kind of everything at the right time – I think – because I think the viewers want it. The show is at a crossroads right now, you know? We have some rebuilding to do, and I think it’s just interesting. I think when you left the show – and you and I have talked about this – you were at a place where you were really over it, and you weren’t into it."

Emily Simpson Is Excited To Meet Her New 'RHOC' Cast Mate

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During an interview with E! News last month, Emily Simpson, who is set to appear alongside Dubrow on season 16, revealed she is excited to get to work with her new cast mate.

"I'm excited about meeting Heather because we have some mutual friends and the only thing I've heard about her were good things," she gushed. "I'm excited about their being new girls because I really feel like we need some fresh Orange County faces that have fabulous lives, husbands and careers."