June 15, 2010 / 6:24 PM / 8 years ago

White House gate-crashers to debut on TV's "Housewives"

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The woman who earned widespread attention last year for sneaking into a White House state dinner without an invitation will appear in the newest version of the “Real Housewives” TV series set in Washington D.C, U.S. cable channel Bravo said on Tuesday.

Michaele Salahi (R) testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 20, 2010. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Michaele and her husband Tareq Salahi prompted a review of security procedures when they gate-crashed a dinner held for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in November. They had a camera crew following them earlier that day and had been auditioning for a part in the popular reality TV franchise.

“The Real Housewives of D.C” will focus on five “housewives” including Michaele Salahi. Her participation on the show had been widely reported back in March, but Tuesday’s announcement by Bravo was the network’s first confirmation.

Others on the program will include the granddaughter of US 1950s TV personality Arthur Godfrey, a British interior designer and a modeling agency owner. The show will premiere on Bravo on August 5.

The series has gained fans following the lives of wealthy society women including in New York and Orange County, California.

Reporting by Christine Kearney, editing by Bob Tourtellotte

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