And Jackie says the new cast members couldn't let things go, which made it harder.
"One thing I kind of miss is like Gina Liano and I could have a massive barney, that's our European passion coming out, then it was like, bang, it's done," she reveals.
"Straight after filming we'd be like, 'Girl! What was that all about?' Some of the new ladies though, there'd be an argument and then they wouldn't talk to you for days!"
The rift was clear throughout the season, with many fans outraged that the OG ladies weren't involved.
Shortly after the finale aired, Janet threw gasoline onto the fire as she tweeted to her followers that three of the newcomers would not be returning for the sixth season.
"The season is over," she wrote on Twitter. "Those 3 won't be back. They rated poorly. Why do you think [former Housewives] Susie, Sally and Venus didn’t come back? They wanted to, unfortunately they rated poorly."
Considering there are four newbies, it would have been somewhat safe to assume she was referring to Cherry, Kyla and Anjali. Especially since Simone responded to the tweet to say "the matriarch has spoken."
One follower commented to say "I miss the old gang - hopefully next year some favourites will come back," to which Janet replied: "That's what I think will happen."
Next time, many of the show's original stars like Chyka Keebaugh, Lydia Schiavello, Gina Liano, and Pettifleur Berenger could be slated for a return – especially since Gina and Lydia had originally signed on for the fifth season when it was announced pre-COVID.
Due to the pandemic, filming was delayed and the women ended up pulling out of the season.
In a recent interview with The Herald Sun, Gamble said she would "love" to do another season with the original ladies. Gamble also said that she wants to see season five newcomer Simone return, along with Simone's sister.
But when asked about Anjali, she responded: "Who?"
As for the others? Gina previously revealed she would return if there was a great need for her glittering presence on our screens.
"If the show needed saving, I would feel like, 'Oh god, I’ve gotta go in and fix this.' I’m a fixer," Gina recently told Jackie on her Shine It Up podcast.
Well, Gina. Get to fixing.