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Kyle Richards on Lisa Vanderpump’s Potential ‘RHOBH’ Departure: ‘The Show Must Go On’

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is a circus of drama and no matter who comes and goes on the show – it must go on!

Kyle Richards is opening up about the possibility of Lisa Vanderpump exiting RHOBH. While Kyle confesses the show wouldn’t be the same without LVP, she also admits that “the show must go on.”

“I always wanted to do the show with Lisa,” Richards, 50, told E!’s Daily Pop. “You know, we have fun together. But I think if she doesn’t want to do it … then the show must go on, so to speak.”

As for claims that RHOBH couldn’t survive without LVP, Kyle disagrees and says the show has been doing very well even with LVP’s limited airtime.

“We’ve been doing it, and people are loving it. The ratings are really high,” she said. “I would love to always do the show with Lisa, but if she’s not going to be there, what can we do? We gotta move on.”

Speaking of drama, Kyle was also asked if she thinks producers ever play the Housewives against each other.

“No, cause they are really careful. Trust me, if they were to say something to one of us to get us worked up – don’t think that their names not coming up at that reunion and they don’t want that. So they have to keep their hands real clean,” Kyle said. “Can you imagine? ‘Well, the producer told me this.’ Yeah, that’s not going to happen.” 

Adding that some “people also think” that RHOBH is “scripted” which Kyle says is not the case at all.

In fact, Kyle thinks RHOBH would be “so much easier” if it were scripted: “If you only knew how much easier our lives would be if was scripted and we could leave it behind at the end of the day. But that’s not the case with our show.” 

When it comes to the season 9 reunion Kyle is optimistic that LVP will be there no matter what.

“I think she will,” she said. “None of us like the reunion. No matter what, none of us like going. It’s torture. It’s like getting ready to go into the boxing ring the next day. It’s just an emotional torture all day. But I think she will.”

Regardless of what goes down at the reunion, Kyle says there’s “always room for repair” when it comes to the friendships on the show.

“Honestly, I think that if you have a deep enough friendship and you care enough about someone, there’s always room for repair,” she explained. “That’s how I feel, but I can’t speak for Lisa, though.”

Vanderpump on the other hand recently addressed the prospect of leaving the show on the RHOBH aftershow.

“It depends,” she said. “I can’t say.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Bravo Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

I agree with Kyle that the show must go on but I really don’t believe LVP is leaving RHOBH anytime soon. She’ll be back for season 10 for sure.

Thoughts on Kyle’s interview? Can RHOBH survive without LVP? Do you agree that LVP will show up to the season 9 reunion? Will LVP be able to repair her relationship with her RHOBH co-stars? Sound off below!

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