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Andy Cohen Reveals Why He Kept Jill Zarin’s Cameo on #RHONY Top Secret!

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The premier of The Real Housewives of New York is right around the corner and Andy Cohen is out kvetching about the new season.

Many fans were SHOCKED to see Jill Zarin in the Season 8 super trailer — and Andy admitted he couldn’t tell Jill ahead of time because she “likes to talk.”

Jill is a Yenta! She likes to talk, and I didn’t want her telling anyone that she was in the super tease,” Andy told AOL about keeping this secret. He added, “Yes! You didn’t see that coming, right?”

Three cheers to Andy for not spilling the tea!

“I think it was better that way, actually. She emailed that morning, and she was like, ‘My phone is blowing up! I had no idea.’ It was great…I just wanted it to come out [in the super tease].

Jill’s role in the upcoming season of RHONY is limited to “once or twice,” but Andy acknowledged Jill’s contribution to the show’s success.

“Well, she only appears once or twice. It’s fun, and it’s great to have her back! Look, I love Jill, and she’s obviously part of the reason the show is as successful as it is. She’s an original, and I told her 1,000 times, ‘Do not tell a soul that you’re doing this! Keep your mouth shut!’ But, it’s going to be great.”

Andy said they wanted to surprise everyone with the trailer and that’s ultimately why they didn’t tell Jill.

The Real Housewives of New York premiers Wednesday, April 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET on Bravo.


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