People.com Entertainment TV Tamra Judge Says Return to 'RHOC' Is 'Not Happening': 'Concentrating on the Future' Tamra Judge revealed she was leaving Real Housewives of Orange County following 12 seasons last year By Katie Campione Katie Campione Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 5, 2021 10:31 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: tamra judge/instagram Sorry, Real Housewives of Orange County fans. Tamra Judge is gone for good. While answering followers' questions on her Instagram Story Monday, Judge once again confirmed she has no plans to return to the Bravo series. "Can't wait to see you and Heather [Dubrow] on 🍊," one follower wrote, to which Judge replied: "Sorry, not happening! Concentrating on the future not the past." Judge revealed she was leaving RHOC following 12 seasons last year. She had been on the long-running Bravo franchise since its third season in 2007, making her the longest-running full-time cast member in Housewives history. "It's been a wild ride, and after all these years, I'm looking forward to life away from the cameras," Judge told PEOPLE at the time. "I was offered a chance to come back to the show in a limited role, but would prefer to walk away on my own terms." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. After announcing her departure, Judge shared that she was offered $200,000 for three episodes before quitting — but she declined the offer. A few months later, Judge made an appearance on the Behind The Velvet Rope With David Yontef podcast, where she revealed another franchise she'd want to join. RELATED VIDEO: Tamra Judge Removes Breast Implants, Says She's Already Noticing 'Health Improvements' Tamra Judge Is Leaving RHOC After 12 Seasons: 'I'd Prefer to Walk Away on My Own Terms' "I think I'd want to go to the [Real Housewives of New York City]," she said. "Because Leah [McSweeney] is on there now and I feel like we could have a lot of fun. I told her, 'I am obsessed with you.' " The RHONY cast also includes longtime Housewives Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Eboni K. Williams. "N.Y.C. needs a shakeup, that's why I stopped watching and that's why I was so happy when they brought Leah in," she said. "I think it needs a little bit of a change in cast, it's time."