Iconic Noughties stars to reunite for new reality show 17 years after hit series made them world famous

Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie are reportedly working together on a new series
Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie are reportedly working together on a new series -Credit:Channel 4

Fans of the iconic Noughties reality TV series The Simple Life will be rejoicing with the news that the two stars of the show, Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton, are now working together on a new series, according to TMZ. The two women rose to fame more than 20 years ago when their reality series became a hit around the world.

The premise of the show was that Nicole, the adopted daughter of Lionel Richie and Brenda Harvey, and Paris, the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels, were two young and very wealthy socialites who left behind their luxurious lives to try out menial jobs, and discover what life would be like without the money they were used to.

Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton -Credit:Variety via Getty Images

Over five seasons, the pair worked in fast food restaurants, tried their hands at being camp counsellors, did farm work and travelled across the US in a pink pickup truck, doing jobs such as making sausages and even working as maids at a nudist resort.

It was famous for their often hilarious comments during their experiences, including Paris asking “What is Walmart? Do they sell wall stuff?” about the well-known (but not to her) supermarket, and Nicole, while working as a flight attendant, asking a male passenger: “ Would you like a lap dance, dear?” Their show became a cult hit, and propelled the two women to international stardom.

Since the show was cancelled in 2007, Paris, 43, has worked as a DJ, appeared in movies including 2005’s horror House of Wax, modelled, and appeared in music videos for artists such as Demi Lovato, Kim Petras, and Young Thug and Birdman. She married Carter Reum in 2021, and the couple have two children.

Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie -Credit:Getty Images

Nicole, 42, meanwhile, started a jewellery line in 2008 called House of Harlow, which was later expanded into a highly successful fashion range that includes clothing, shoes, eyewear and accessories. She is married to Good Charlotte lead singer Joel Madden and they have a son and a daughter.

The two celebrated the 20th anniversary of The Simple Life last year, with Paris posting throwback photos from the show on social media and Nicole sharing a highlight reel.

No details have yet been given about what their new show will be about, but it is understood it will not be a straight update to The Simple Life, nor will it have the same name. Filming has not yet started, but due to the success of their first show, a bidding war reportedly broke out when Hollywood insiders heard the two were planning to work together again, with James Corden’s production company, Fulwell 73, ultimately winning the rights to film it.