Andy Cohen is set to co-host the New Year’s Eve special on CNN with Anderson Cooper, Bravo TV reported. The “Watch What Happens Live” host will replace Kathy Griffin after her controversial performance on screen.

Cohen will host the annual New Year’s Eve event that will be held in Times Square, New York City on December 31. The show will be titled “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen.”

The renowned television host announced his upcoming appearance on the news channel via Twitter. He said he “could not be more excited.”

This is not the first time the Bravo TV host has appeared on CNN. He has previously guested on Cooper’s primetime show in the network.

Aside from being a talk show host, Cohen is also a radio personality and producer. He has been the head of development of Bravo network for more than a decade before he left the position in 2013. However, he is still the executive producer of the “The Real Housewives” TV franchise. He is also known as the first “openly gay host” of a late-night talk show in the United States.

Friends

The upcoming team-up of these two television personalities will certainly gather more audiences during CNN’s New Year event special, having to combine two of the biggest stars in two major networks. The “Watch What Happens Live” personality also shared that he has “traveled the world together” with the CNN anchor and “performed in 30 plus cities.”

Cooper has also expressed his excitement over this new project.

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He said, “Andy is the life of the party wherever he goes, and what bigger party is there than New Year’s Eve?” He added that it will “be a blast.”

This news anchor hosts his own regular program on the news channel. The show is being broadcast live from New York City but occasionally airs some episodes from Washington, D.C. especially when there are breaking news reports in the region. He has covered major events such as presidential elections and typhoons in Asia.

Replacing Griffin

Andy’s appearance on CNN, as the world welcomes the year 2018, is bound to replace the former host Kathy Griffin. The news-oriented network terminated its deal with Griffin’s stint for its New Year’s show in May after her controversial act against President Donald Trump.

She held up a headless version or “decapitated head” of Trump during the show. This was criticized not only by his strong supporters but even by people who were part of the opposition. The new host of the program will be part of a big affair watched by several viewers across the globe.