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Andy Cohen Says Tom Sandoval’s Interview With Howie Mandel Didn’t Do Him “Any Favors”

Were you confused by the Tom Sandoval and Howie Mandel interview? Apparently, you’re in good company because so was Andy Cohen. During a recent episode of Andy’s SiriusXM show, Andy Cohen Live, he shared his feelings about the unusual sit-down. Page Six covered all of the details. And it sounds like Andy is less than thrilled with Sandoval right now.

They say you shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds you, but Sandoval might have taken a little nibble by doing this Howie interview. Typically, you don’t see Bravolebrities doing tell-all interviews while their shows are still airing. But, by going on the Howie Mandel Does Stuff podcast and sharing his side of the Ariana Madix cheating saga, he’s getting ahead of any bombshells that are still to be revealed in Season 10 of Vanderpump Rules.

The entire cast of VPR recently sat down for the season 10 reunion. So, why would Sandoval now feel compelled to run to one of the America’s Got Talent judges? According to Andy, he found out about the interview at the last minute. He explained, “I found out about it last week [and] was annoyed on my behalf, on Bravo’s behalf, on the viewers’ behalf.”

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It also sounds like Howie found out about Sandoval and Raquel Leviss last week. He flat-out admitted to not knowing anything about Vanderpump Rules during the interview. Between Howie’s unpreparedness and Sandoval’s meandering and contradictory excuses for the cheating scandal, Andy deduced that “neither Tom nor Howie did themselves any favors.”

When discussing the interview, Andy threw a bit of shade at Howie for not doing his homework. We love when Andy gets a little messy. He quipped, “You know what — if I was doing a Deal or No Deal reunion, you know what I would do? I would watch Deal or No Deal to find out what it’s about.”

Andy said he was surprised Sandoval decided to sit down with someone so unfamiliar with the show. “He’s like, ‘I don’t understand why this [cheating scandal] is a big deal,’ but maybe that’s what Tom felt he needed from an interview, so he could just be completely unchallenged.”

The interview with Howie may have allowed Sandoval to go unchallenged, but it was also one hundred percent cringe. So, who’s the real winner here? Andy felt Tom’s interview undermined VPR, but he’s confident that we’ll still benefit from the explosive Pump Rules reunion. He held his own one-on-one sitdowns with Tom, Ariana, and Raquel and teased plenty of drama.

Andy teased, “I’m still looking forward to you all seeing that, and hearing his perspective up against Raquel and Ariana is fascinating stuff, so there’s still more to come.”


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