The Real Housewives of New York City cast reportedly teamed up against Bethenny Frankel during the recent taping of the season 10 reunion special.
During a new interview, Andy Cohen revealed that the women of the show, minus the absent LuAnn de Lesseps, were “gunning” for Bethenny and prepared to go to battle with her as cameras rolled.
“I watched part one on the plane today and it’s great,” Andy revealed to Entertainment Tonight. “What’s interesting is the women are gunning for Bethenny. It’s like a gang bang on Bethenny. Yeah, oh yeah. Big time.”
“They came ready to go with her,” he added.
Just before taping began on the upcoming reunion special, Bethenny announced LuAnn was returning to rehab for the second time this year.
“[LuAnn] did not send a letter,” Andy said. “We discuss everything that happened with Luann this season, and there’s a lot of new information filling in a lot of blanks on that.”
In addition to a couple of stints in rehab, LuAnn was arrested for drunkenly trespassing at a Palm Beach, Florida hotel before reportedly becoming violent with police and making death threats.
After filming wrapped on season 10 last month, Carole Radziwill announced she would not be returning to the show and left producers to find a replacement for season 11.
According to Andy, he hopes to find someone to join the cast who already has ties to the other ladies.
“The great thing about New York is the history, so we love people who have history with the group,” he explained. “Dorinda had history with the group, but you had never really seen her before.”
In a separate interview with Us Weekly, Andy also chimed in on Bethenny’s recent claim that Carole was fired, and didn’t leave on her own accord.
“I never really comment on contracts or hiring or firing but I will say that we’re gonna miss Carole a lot. She was an important part of the show for six years,” the WWHL host revealed. “I’ve known her for a long time, since the late ‘90s I think. So we obviously all wish her well.”
As he contemplates the best option for replacing Carole, Andy is also busy promoting the second season of his Love Connection reboot for Fox.
The Real Housewives of New York City airs Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.
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