Janet Roach Quits The Real Housewives of Melbourne After Major Fight With Gamble Breaux

Posted on Mar 30 2015 - 11:41am by Carole B.

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Krikey! Could it be? Janet Roach says “Hooroo (Aussie slang for goodbye) mates!” to the cantankerous cast of “The Real Housewives of Melbourne?” According to a new report, the nipped and tucked charmer is abandoning ship after her feud with Gamble Breaux goes overboard. In an upcoming episode, the pair get into yet another squabble about the sex party/rent girl rumors.

What better setting for a classy brawl than a Sydney art gallery? That’s where Gamble’s aptly named sis, Tempest, jumped into the gossip-fueled fracas by dressing Janet down for allegedly starting the rumors that Gamble danced on a pole and hosted sex parties in her past. The Australian news outlet reported that the brouhaha became physical as Tempest attempted to drag Janet back into the gallery/scene-of-the-beef just as the visibly shaken star tried to flee. Apparently the ensuing fallout was so stressful, Janet felt she had no recourse but to exit stage left from the hit reality show. “This season has been a nightmare,” she said. “Every time we did a major shoot, about once a week, Gamble would just have another go (at me). I thought, ‘How can I shut this woman up?’” “And I’ve got to tell you, off camera was probably ten times worse than it was on camera.”

Janet heaps plenty of blame on cast mate Gina Liano for “fueling the fire.” “I got concerned about what (Gina and Gamble) were going to do. They told me, ‘We’re going to get you’. And I said, ‘Well, haven’t you already?’” “When I quit it was such a weight off my shoulders,” Janet told Aussie reporters. Despite that seemingly final declaration, it was not long before she took up the mantle of “The Real Housewives of Melbourne” madness yet again. She returned to shoot a scene with her bosom buddy and fellow Housewife Jackie Gillies a mere five days later.

Now that filming has wrapped, aside from the reunion, Janet said she’s pleased she decided to rethink her decision to leave for good. “I actually get along well with both Gina and Gamble now, we’ve put it all behind us,” she revealed.“Gina is the one that would load the gun and then Gamble would shoot the bullets … They got together and just systematically made the season hell.”

Did Janet ever actually intend to leave the popular franchise for good or was it just a diva stunt, cry for attention? Was it all just a tempest in a teapot? Would the show be the same without her? Do you feel that she has been bullied by Gina and Gamble?

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  • creampuff

    All I know is that I could drive a Range Rover up Janet’s nostrils!

    • Yolie

      Haha! Good grief her nostrils are HUGE.

      • Caden

        The woman looks like an ancient piece of tupperware, no wonder those nostrils are HUGE. Colossal fail in the plastic surgery dept, as it’s done nothing but age her more than had she nothing. She’s had so much done on her nose, it jacked up her nostrils.

    • twifan2

      But to me, it looks like her right nostril is bigger than her left. :/
      Could be the camera angle? Maybe! 🙂

    • It is a rather unfortunate nose job – a bit like Michael Jackson’s. Could be the result of many botched procedures.

  • Jennymckitty

    Janet turned on Gina last season, after being friends for 20 years. She initially did it behind Gina’s back and kept the feud between Gina and Andera and Lydia going strong. In fact, it was the entire cast save Chyka against Gina. So forgive me if I don’t cry a river for Janet. She was the first to say on camera that there was gossip out there about Gamble. She was

  • pixntrix

    I think it was a ploy to get sympathy. She was the catalyst that drove everyone except Chyka against her long time friend Gina, but now she wants to cry foul. She is just gross! She and the psychic can leave the show as far as I’m concerned. Oh and they can take that nasty Pettifluer with them.

  • twifan2

    Imo, I think Janet is hoping that she’ll be #1 IF Gina does leave the show to move to the US.
    Janet’s not going anywhere! She loves the attention-famehoe! ◔_◔

    • Jennymckitty

      You’re right. There’s no way she is leaving the show. She loves being the center of attention regardless of the reason and she doesn’t seem to have much going on in her life.

      • twifan2

        Hi Hi Jennymckitty! 🙂
        Janet even calls Chyka a snake! >( She’s just sad!
        Janet & Fleur are so joined at the hip now. o.0

        • Jennymckitty

          Ughh Petty is the most annoying person on that show. Way to go, Janet. Pair up with the least liked person again. She really isn’t a good judge of character and what the viewing public likes.

          • twifan2

            Did you see the epi 6 yet? MAJOR ughs!
            5 is not in Petty’s favor either! :/

          • Jennymckitty

            Nope. I’ve only watched what Bravo has shown. My son is on Spring Break & I’m doing the Mom thing. Getting ready to color eggs. Found these plastic ones the feel and look like real eggs and can be dyed. That way I don’t have to worry about wasting food or not finding an egg until it begins to stink.

          • twifan2

            Kool! 🙂
            Go & enjoy your son’s Spring break! 🙂
            I shrink wrap with a hair dyer, some of mine. Less mess to clean up for me. 😉

          • Jennymckitty

            That sounds cool. I have 2dozen fake ones. May have to try it on some.

          • twifan2

            Just be careful of your finger tips. That shrink wrap is hot for a bit after it adheres to the eggshell. 😮
            *blows on finger tips* 🙁

          • donna

            But you gotta love her name. PETTIFLEUR!

  • twifan2

    Carole B, what did you think of Gamble’s antics with the chicken calling?
    Dang! Don’t make me choose Fleur over Gamble! :/

    • I think Gamble is grasping at straws to distract from the rumors. There must be more than a nugget of truth to them for her to freak out so much.

      • Ima Catfish

        Or she rightly assumed people like you would believe them.. I would very extremely upset if someone made up that crap about me and then put it in the public forum because you just proved that people will believe anything.

        • Fair enough, Ima. Everyone reacts differently – just seemed to drag on and on.

  • twifan2

    ‘TEMPEST attempted to drag Janet back…’??? o.0
    So it was Gamble AND Tempest dragging at Janet? :/

  • Babson_Chick

    Don’t really care if Janet stays or goes cause I like her the least. Gina and Jackie are my favs so far.

  • Thomas Crane

    Janet’s impersonation of Gamble is fantastic. I guess I’ll have to rely on the Watch What Crappens guys to lampoon Gamble.

  • donna

    Please, plastic wrap wasn’t going nowheres!