Who is Dawn Ward? Real Housewives of Cheshire star married to ex-footballer husband Ashley Ward

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DAWN Ward is one of the original cast members of The Real Housewives of Cheshire and has returned for a sixth season of the show.

The WAG and businesswoman lives in a £15million mansion with ex-footballer husband Ashley Ward, and has worked her way to a tidy fortune – but it hasn’t all been plain sailing for Dawn…

 The popular TV personality has built her fortune through her business and reality telly ventures

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The popular TV personality has built her fortune through her business and reality telly ventures

Who is Dawn Ward?

Dawn Ward is a businesswoman and TV personality.

Viewers love taking a peek into the 43-year-old’s lavish lifestyle and they get a taste of the high-life when tuning in to The Real Housewives of Cheshire.

Last season the show was thrown into turmoil by a fall out between Dawn and former best friend, and fellow Wag, Leanne Brown.

The Sun revealed how camera crews were driven mad as tensions ran high on set after a bust-up over an alleged £500,000 loan between their husbands.

The matter is now being dealt with away from the cameras – but it remains to be seen whether they will appear on screen together.

The reality star underwent a hysterectomy she on April 27 and she spoke openly about how scared she was of having the operation.

A close pal of Dawn’s told The Sun Online that her friend was “terrified” ahead of the surgery, but determined to prioritise her health after a dramatic month of disputes with her co-stars.

In July 2017 it was revealed that Dawn would be entering the Celebrity Big Brother 2017 house.

However, The Sun Online exclusively revealed that she had pulled out just a day before launch night, throwing the show into chaos.

 Season six of Real Housewives of Cheshire

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Season six of Real Housewives of Cheshire

Who is Dawn’s husband, Ashley Ward?

Real Housewives star Dawn is married to Ashley Ward, a retired footballer.

He has played for a variety of different teams, including Manchester City, Leicester City, Norwich City and Sheffield United.

Ward retired as a professional sportsman in the summer of 2005.

He proposed to the former model in the car park of the pub she worked at when they first met.

The 46-year-old and Dawn have four daughters: Aston, Charlie, Darby and Taylor.

Since setting aside his footballing career, Ashley has embarked on a number of exciting property businesses.

 Dawn lives in an impressive property with her husband and daughters in Alderley Edge, Cheshire

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Dawn lives in an impressive property with her husband and daughters in Alderley Edge, Cheshire

What does Dawn Ward do when she’s not filming Real Housewives of Cheshire?

Businesswoman Dawn lives in a stunning £15million mansion with her husband.

Warford Hall is nestled on a vast 12 acre plot with a six bedroom mansion, and two separate apartments.

Dawn hoped to expand her plush pad last year, but her planning permission was blocked by her neighbours.

The Ward property is also home to Dawn’s clinic Skulpt.

The reality star offers up cosmetic procedures for her posh pals and famous friends.

Her Skulpt business carries out a variety of treatments, from fancy facials to £1,250 non-surgical face lifts.

The company is bang on trend, as customers have the option of splashing out £1,000 on a Kylie Jenner deal, which will get them closer to looking like the popular reaity star.

The official website ensures: “All of our treatments are medically researched to own CE and/or FDA approval using premium quality products and equipment.

“We pride ourselves on patient care and satisfaction through a friendly and personal approach.”

Shrewd Dawn also runs a successful interior design business, which has catered for a number of different celebs, including the Rooney family and Steven Gerrard.

 She runs her business Skulpt from her own property, as the clinic is located in an outbuilding

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She runs her business Skulpt from her own property, as the clinic is located in an outbuilding

Who are the other Real Housewives of Cheshire?

Tanya Bardsley, who has also been in the show since the very first episode and is married to Stoke City footballer Phil Bardsley, also returns.

And ex-Manchester United star Wes Brown’s wife Leanne is also back for the new series.

There are a few non-Wags in the show too; fashion brand owner Seema Malhotra, Stacey Forsey who is married to Sports Direct businessman Dave Forsey and outspoken Lauren Simon.

Czech born Ester Dee is back for her second season on the show – she caused a bit of a stir when she was introduced in season five when it was revealed by The Sun on Sunday that she wasn’t married to the man who she appeared on the show with, property developer Rob Lloyd.

Dutch WAG Nermina Pieters-Mekic, the wife of Stoke City player Erik Pieters also joins the cast along with property landlady Rachel Lugo.

When is the Real Housewives of Cheshire on and what’s the show all about?

The sixth series of the reality show began on ITVBe on Monday, September 11 at 10pm and is shown every Monday at the same time.

It repeats on ITVBe+1 on Sky and Freesat at 11pm.

It is also available to watch on the channel’s on demand service.

The reality TV show follows the lives of a group of women who live in one of the UK’s most affluent areas.

It shows their every day lives and explores their relationships with friends, family and partners.

It also details how they prepare for and deal with social situations and new business ventures.

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