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Alex McCord to Replace Jill Zarin at Atlanta Real Housewives Tour Stop

USMagazine, Monday, September 26, 2011, 1:37pm (PDT)

Gone but not forgotten!

On Monday, just days after Alex McCord was axed from the Real Housewives of New York City, Bravo revealed that the married mom of two won't be saying goodbye to the franchise just yet.

Us Weekly can exclusively reveal that McCord, 37 -- who was featured on the series with her husband, Simon van Kempen and their two children -- will replace costar Jill Zarin on the promo tour's Atlanta stop October 15.

VIDEO: Watch Jill get a "liquid facelift"

Also cut from the series, Zarin, 48, dropped out of the tour last week. "I have a close relationship with Bravo and when they asked me to step in I was happy to accept," McCord tells Us Weekly.

"The audience coming to see The Real Housewives Live Tour want to know about the past and our experience of filming and being a 'Real Housewife' on Bravo TV," McCord continues. "With four seasons under my belt, I have plenty to say about that subject! The live show format is similar to a tour I did with the New Jersey ladies a few years ago, and we had a lot of fun doing it."

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The tour kicks off October 1 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, with Caroline Manzo (New Jersey), LuAnn de Lesseps (New York City), Kyle Richards (Beverly Hills) and Vicki Gunvalson (Orange County).

On October 8, Sonja Morgan (New York City), Gretchen Rossi (Orange County), Lisa Vanderpump (Beverly Hills) and Phaedra Parks (Atlanta) will meet fans in Hammond, Indiana.

VIDEO: Sonja mocks costar Ramona Singer

The tour will wrap up October 15 when NeNe Leakes (Atlanta), McCord (New York City), Melissa Gorga (New Jersey) and Marysol Patton (Miami) arrive in Atlanta.

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