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This is without question the single biggest shakeup in the history of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Maybe of any Real Housewives show.

At first, this particular round of cast turmoil rumors sounded particularly absurd, as they often are, but they haven’t gone away.

Multiple media reports and accounts from the cast itself indicates that the OG of the OC herself, Vicki Gunvalson, has been demoted.

She’ll be returning as a “Friend” of the Housewives instead of as a full Housewife, but for Vicki of all people, that’s a shocking move.

Take a look at how and why it went down …