ET sits down with Shannon Beador at her Newport Beach home to dig into season 16 of ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County,’ which is a bit of a rebound year for the franchise after a less-than-stellar, COVID-impacted season 15. Shannon discusses the pressure the cast felt to deliver a standout season, and reflects on surviving two major cast shake-ups back to back, which she admits left her feeling ‘alone on an island.’ The longtime ‘RHOC’ star weighs in on Heather Dubrow’s return to the series after a five-year break and why their renewed friendship unexpectedly started off on the very wrong foot. Shannon reacts to some explosive moments from the trailer, which seemingly paints her to be the villain of the season as she gets into it with Heather, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson. The mom of three also shares her thoughts on new cast members Noella Bergener and Dr. Jennifer Armstrong. ‘RHOC’ airs Wednesdays on Bravo, starting with the season 16 premiere on Dec. 1.