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CNN Denies Firing Andy Cohen From NYE Hosting Gig: “We’ve Addressed It With Him”

The statement does reveal that the network is somewhat unimpressed with the Bravo boss, however.

CNN has denied firing Andy Cohen from hosting their annual New Year’s Eve show, revealing in a new statement that while they aren’t happy with some of the comments he made on air, they will be sticking with him moving forward.

Andy hosts the annual New Year’s Eve show on CNN alongside Anderson Cooper and is facing backlash for criticizing outgoing NYC mayor Bill de Blasio in a two-minute rant, later blaming his comments on being “overserved.” He also openly mocked Ryan Seacrest and his competing New Year’s Eve show, while also taking a few minutes to slam rock band Journey.

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Andy Cohen is facing backlash following his hosting job on CNN’s NYE show. (Photo: Bravo / NBCUniversal)

Now, the network is speaking out following numerous tweets and viewer comments about the Bravo host’s performance. “Andy said something he shouldn’t have on live tv,” CNN told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “We’ve addressed it with him and look forward to having him back again next year.”

According to Andy, however, the only comments he actually regrets are the ones towards Seacrest, although we doubt that’s why CNN executives had to speak to him following the broadcast.

This is a developing story. We’ll keep you updated as further details come in.

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