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Andy Cohen to Host ‘Watch What Happens Live’ From Home Despite Coronavirus Diagnosis

Cohen returns to TV tonight, 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19

Andy Cohen will start hosting “Watch What Happens Live” from his West Village apartment on Monday, a plan he originally announced 10 days ago and then scrapped just hours later when he announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Tonight at 11 p.m., Cohen’s late-night Bravo series will return as “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen: @ Home,” an edition of the show that will be shot by the host himself from his home and include interviews with guests via video chat, with the first being Nene Leakes, Lisa Rinna and Jerry O’Connell.

“After testing positive for the COVID-19 virus over a week ago, host Andy Cohen is feeling better and will remain in quarantine to shoot new episodes remotely from his New York City apartment,” Bravo said in a statement Monday. “Bravolebrity and celebrity guests will be interviewed via video chat for a kiki from the couch, with special games, at-home show-and-tells and surprises.”

On Tuesday, Cohen will interview Stassi Schroeder, Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor. The following day, he will be joined virtually by John Mayer. Cohen will end this week’s shows on Thursday with guests Kyle Richards, Ramona Singer, Melissa and Joe Gorga.

According to Bravo, the “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” production staff will continue to work from home.

This isolation version of Cohen’s talk show is similar to what his late-night counterparts have been doing ever since the COVID-19 outbreak led to production shutdowns on many TV series (late night, scripted and unscripted, alike) earlier this month.

On March 20, the “WWHL” host shared the news of his COVID-19 diagnosis not long after he had shared the news that he planned to start doing an at-home version of the show.

“After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus,” Cohen wrote in an Instagram post on March 20. “As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better.  I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves.”

As of Sunday, there were 122,653 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. with 2,112 deaths in the country due to the virus, according to the CDC.

Cohen is one of several celebrities to reveal he has tested positive for coronavirus, along with Daniel Dae Kim, Idris Elba, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Prince Charles.