Jeff Lewis is known for speaking his mind on his Bravo reality series, Flipping Out, which is likely what earned him his own SiriusXM show on Radio Andy called Jeff Lewis Live. However, his boss, Andy Cohen, is not too pleased with just how much insider information Lewis divulges on the air, but the radio host is not budging on his unfiltered MO.
“In a very sanitized world, I think people are appreciating my honesty,” Lewis told People in an interview published Monday. “Our society has become overly politically correct. It’s gone way to the extreme. I think I’m rebelling on that.”
“It’s ridiculous, some of these things that are happening today,” he continued. “Most people are watching what they say, but not most people coming on our show. They don’t care. They’re not feeding us b——-. There are so many people out there who are telling us what they think we want to hear, and I don’t like those people. I don’t want to be around those people.”
In July, Cohen (playfully?) reprimanded Lewis live on the air for spilling the beans about how Bravo execs got involved in a feud between Real Housewives of Orange County stars Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd.
“You are such a f*cking idiot, Jeff,” Cohen told Lewis during the podcast taping, featured in the clip below. “Call me when you get off the air!”
“Andy was really, very upset,” Lewis said of the infamous phone call. “But he was absolutely trying to protect me. Look, he’s not just my boss. We’ve been friends for a long time. This was his whole idea in the first place. I absolutely think he’s been harsh with me over the past few weeks, but his intentions are in the right place.”
According to People, Lewis has agreed to make some changes to please Bravo and Cohen. After all, Flipping Out is still on the air, and Season 11 premieres on September 11.
But while some of those agreements include no longer reading confidential Bravo emails on air or calling out Bravo executives by name, Lewis doesn't plan to change his show's raw format entirely.
“I won’t be censoring myself too much. That’s just not going to happen,” Lewis told People. “I think like Andy said, there’s a line and you should know where that line is and stay on that line. And that is probably what is going to happen now. But I’m still going to talk about what I’m going to talk about.”
Jeff Lewis Live airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. ET on SiriusXM Radio Andy (Ch. 102) through Aug. 31. However, if the show continues to perform well, there is a chance that it could lead to a permanent schedule.
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