Andy Cohen will refrain from alcohol in 2023.
As Watch What Happens Live Host, 54, preparing to co-host CNN new year’s eve live When he aired from Times Square for the sixth year in a row with his longtime friend Anderson Cooper, he revealed that he was cooperating with the news network’s alcohol ban.
“We’re not drinking, but we’re going to have a blast,” he said. 6 pages, rear variety reported last month that CNN will limit and monitor drinking during nightly broadcasts.
It’s certainly a change of pace for the pair, who are known to indulge in shots and cocktails during broadcasts.
In fact, just last month, Cohen told PEOPLE that he plans to once again lead the holiday celebrations with Cooper, 55.
“My only direction is to have fun. That’s what I plan to do, and I’m happy to make cocktails,” he told PEOPLE ahead of the network’s decision.
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“I think people enjoy seeing me eating Anderson’s shots and it’s on the menu,” Cohen added.
of real housewife The executive producer admitted to “serving a little too much” during last year’s broadcast and let out a drunken rant. howard stern show.
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“Listen, I’m not ashamed to have fun on New Year’s Eve,” he said. “That’s why I’m there. That’s why they bring me there.” It’s a four-and-a-half-hour show, and the booze started kicking in around 11:30, so everyone’s focused on the last 45 minutes or hours we’ve been on-air — geared up with 45 minutes left So I had done 15 interviews by that point.
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“Don’t be ashamed. I had a blast and Anderson had a blast. We left and we were like, ‘That was fun, what a fun New Year’s Eve.'” I will never apologize for drinking to you,” Cohen added.