Camille Grammer was the infamous villain of the inaugural season of Beverly Hills, but by season three, Bravo execs decided she was better fit as a Friend. “Camille was miffed that she was only being asked to come back as an occasional guest, and not part of the regular cast,” a source told RadarOnline in 2012. “Camille feels like producers are retaliating against her because in season one she was portrayed as the villain, but during season two, as her life calmed down because most of her divorce drama was finished, she was in a much better place, and very happy. Camille doesn’t need to be on the show and she turned down the offer.”
The demotion didn’t keep her away for long, though. She has gone on to become one of the most consistent Friends in the Housewives franchise, appearing regularly in numerous seasons. In season 9, “Hurricane Camille” stirred up enough drama to even earn a seat at the reunion.