Lisa Vanderpump to return for 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' season 7: The pump is 'still in the game'

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The "Pump" isn't going anywhere anytime soon!

Lisa Vanderpump confirmed on Twitter Thursday that she has decided to return for season seven of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

"Yep, never thought I would return, but after many discussions. The pump is still in the game. Thank you to all of you," tweeted the 55-year-old restaurateur.

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In an interview with ET in May, Vanderpump said that she wasn't sure about returning to RHOBH. "I'm going to be ambiguous on this one, because nothing has been decided yet," she explained. "And, for the most part, I've had an amazing time. It's given me so many incredible platforms."

Sources connected to the deal tell ET that Vanderpump signed her contract on Tuesday after "several" meetings with Bravo and the production crew. She delayed the show's production, which was scheduled to begin June 27, as she was "holding out" for a seven-figure payday that sources say she received.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 21: Reality TV Personality Lisa Vanderpump attends the 'Women Of Influence Awards' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on June 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 21: Ken Todd (L) and Lisa Vanderpump (R) attend the 'Women Of Influence Awards' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on June 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 22: Philanthropist and host Lisa Vanderpump speaks onstage at World Dog Day on May 22, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Lisa Vanderpump -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Erika Girardi, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Yolanda H. Foster, Andy Cohen, Lisa Rinna, Eileen Davidson, Kathryn Edwards -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Reality TV Personality Lisa Vanderpump attends the Universal Music Group's 2016 GRAMMY after party at The Theatre At The Ace Hotel on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Reality TV Personality Lisa Vanderpump attends the Universal Music Group's 2016 GRAMMY after party at The Theatre At The Ace Hotel on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Lisa Vanderpump speaks at the AOL Build Speaker Series - Lisa Vanderpump, 'Vanderpump Rules' at AOL Studios In New York on January 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
IRVINE, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Reality TV Personality Lisa Vanderpump attends the opening night premiere of Cavalia's 'Odysseo' at Odysseo's White Big Top on February 6, 2016 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Lisa Vanderpump and Hoda Kotb -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Lisa Vanderpump arrives at the AOL Build Speaker Series - Lisa Vanderpump, 'Vanderpump Rules' at AOL Studios In New York on January 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Lisa Vanderpump and Hoda Kotb -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Lisa Vanderpump -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Lisa Vanderpump arrives at People's Choice Awards 2016 at Microsoft Theater on January 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 24: Restaurateurs Ken Todd and wife Lisa Vanderpump pose for photo at Project Angel Food on December 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images)
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Vanderpump's big reveal comes about a month after Yolanda Hadid announced that she was leaving the show to focus on her battle with Lyme disease.

"I would have loved a more graceful exit then 'Season 6' but sometimes we don't get to control the ending of the chapters in our life," Hadid wrote on Instagram. "I am leaving what's over without denying its past importance in my life. I believe that every exit is an new entry and with that in mind I say goodbye to my @Bravotv Family as I continue to focus on a my recovery, my children and bring back the privacy within our home."

Though Hadid's health struggles (and the other housewives questioning her diagnosis) were a major storyline in the previous season, according to an ET source the 52-year-old former model quit RHOBH because she was demoted from main housewife.

See more on Hadid's RHOBH exit in the video below.

Yolanda Hadid Announces She's Leaving 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'


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