RHOC filming thrown into chaos as Dawn Ward and her entire family are struck down with coronavirus

THE new series of the Real Housewives of Cheshire is in chaos after Dawn Ward and her family were diagnosed with coronavirus.

The Wag and businesswoman, 47, received the shocking verdict after jetting home from a summer holiday.

Dawn had been on a family boating holiday in the south of France with her ex-footballer husband Ashley Ward and their children.

But when she returned from her Mediterranean getaway, the RHOC star started feeling ill.

Dawn and her two young children Charlie, 12, and Aston, 10, have since self-isolated at home in Cheshire.

A spokesperson for Dawn confirmed to The Sun Online that she has coronavirus.

The mum-of-four is thought to feel "absolutely dreadful" that her illness has impacted RHOC's shooting schedule.

The women returned to filming at the beginning of August after shooting on the 12th series was put on hold due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Dawn lives in a £15million mansion with her husband and is one of the original RHOC cast members.

It's not the first time Dawn has been involved in tumoil on the show after 2017's fifth series descended into chaos over her on-going feud with former best friend 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 reality star underwent a hysterectomy in April 27, 2017, 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 but pulled out a day before launch night

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