Andy Cohen will be welcoming the new year sober after all.
Despite initially claiming CNN’s suggestion to reduce alcohol consumption during their New Year’s Eve special didn’t apply to him and co-host Anderson Cooper, the TV personality has now admitted he won’t be imbibing after all.
“We aren’t drinking, but we’re going to have a BLAST,” he told Page Six.
The admission comes after Cohen told Rolling Stone,” CNN said the correspondents will not be drinking.
“Anderson [Cooper] and I will be the people partying on CNN [though] we will be partying responsibly.”
He went on, “My job is to take Anderson out of his comfort zone [and] my job is to be a party ringleader for everyone watching us on New Year’s Eve.
“And that is what I will continue to do. And as a matter of fact… If the correspondents are not drinking this year, I will be partying even harder on their behalf.”
Last year, Cohen hit headlines after referring to Ryan Seacrest’s performers as “a group of losers” after a few drinks.
Elsewhere in the chat, Cohen insisted, “It’s fun for me because I’m a guest on CNN, so I’m like a visitor.
“I’m going to just march back to Bravo at 12:30 in the morning and be done with it, and so I can kind of torch the place while I’m there, and then head out.”
After the 54-year-old’s initial comments, Seacrest told Entertainment Weekly on Monday: “I don’t advocate drinking when one is on the air.”
The TV personality continued, “I don’t know how that started as a tradition, but it’s probably a good idea [to scale back], CNN.”