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Roadshow: Kathryn  Thomas in the campervan  for RTÉ’s No Place Like Home

Roadshow: Kathryn Thomas in the campervan for RTÉ’s No Place Like Home

Roadshow: Kathryn Thomas in the campervan for RTÉ’s No Place Like Home

'Water or champagne?" When you visit a friend's house, the offer is normally limited to a cup of Barry's, but in Selling Sunset (Netflix) normality is outshone by opulence. Homing in on the lives of glamazonian property realtors in Los Angeles, season three of the reality show features open houses with spreads of burgers 'n' Botox, bludgeoning digs at co-workers for not selling a $75m home and a constant air of "DRA-MAHHHHHH".

Amid all the rehearsed lines laced with theatrical venom, unscripted plot twists come crashing in when Chrishell Stause, a soap star turned star realtor, receives a shock divorce filing from her actor husband Justin Hartley. As delicious as the familiar framework of this show is, the juice really arrives when cast members have to contend with real-life events.

The LA lifestyle must always be taken with a pinch of salt. As three of the realtors order just fries, water and a peanut butter smoothie for lunch, it's clear their bedazzling lives come with muddy compensations.