Actress Lisa Rinna is returning to reality Tv to join the cast of U.S. series The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.

The former Melrose Place star is to have her luxurious celebrity life filmed for the upcoming fifth season of the popular programme, according to E! News.

Rinna joins the likes of models Yolanda Foster and Brandi Glanville and actress Kyle Richards in the show, which follows seven women living in the glitzy California neighbourhood.

Rinna previously appeared on her own docu-series with her Mad Men star husband Harry Hamlin, called Harry Loves Lisa, and she also competed on two seasons of Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice.