AceShowbiz - Andy Cohen is opening up about his experience hosting a reunion special of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians". During his appearance on Heather Dubrow's "PodcastOne" show, the Bravo executive producer explained how it differed from hosting "Real Housewives" reunions.
Of the gig, Andy admitted that he needed to adjust to the famous clan's schedules to film the reunion show which was the opposite when it comes to the "Real Housewives" filmings. "I am not an executive producer on this show. I was hosting it, and I was working on the script, and I was working on what I was going to ask them, but, you know, they have editorial control," he explained in the Wednesday, June 16 episode. "So, it is so different than what you and I are used to."
Andy also noted that while he was used to filming early in the morning and wrapping it up by nighttime, he was forced to shoot at noon because the Kardashian-Jenners wanted it that way. The "Watch What Happens Live" host also lamented how the two-part reunion special, which features Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Scott Disick, took a really long time to finish because of never ending break.
"Like an hour into it, one of them had to go the bathroom, another wanted a touch-up, and then you know how then it's a domino effect where everyone in the room is like, 'Well, I have to go the bathroom!' or 'I want some water' or whatever," Andy recalled. "And then they all started getting up. I go, 'Where are you going?' And I think Kris was like, 'We're going to the bathroom.' And I said, 'Make it quick.' "
His response apparently made Kris shoot him a look and Andy quickly apologized. "I'm so used to our dynamic [ on 'Real Housewives'] where I'm a little more in charge of the situation and I said, 'I'm so sorry. I'm used to a different dynamic,' " Andy shared while laughing. "I go, 'You take as long as you want. This is your house. You don't even have to come back!' "
Andy also claimed that it was actually him who pitched to the Kardashians the idea of doing a reunion after they filmed an episode of his E! series "For Real: The Story of Reality TV". According to Andy, Khloe was on board first. Kim also loved the idea as she wanted to be asked "the s**t that nobody's asked us before."
The first part of the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" reunion is set to air on Thursday, June 17 at 8 P.M. ET on E!.