Carole Radziwill: It would be an ‘epic fail’ if I joined ‘RHONY’ spin-off

Carole Radziwill thinks it would be an “epic fail” on her part if she joined the “Real Housewives of New York City” legacy spinoff.

The journalist and former “RHONY” cast member slammed Bravo during a recent live episode of the podcast “Andy’s Girls with Sarah Galli” at Manhattan’s Club Cumming.

“Taking the fans’ desire for me to come back, and putting that aside (because I love them)….if I went back I would sort of consider that to be an epic fail on my part,” she revealed. “I would not go back, I could not have one more conversation about anything with any of them.”

Radziwill, 58, also confessed that she left the show after six seasons in 2018because it was “affecting my mental health….the fans of the show are amazing and I love them. My beef was always with Bravo and production….would I ever come back? I would not. But I appreciate the fans’ loyalty…Life is a marathon and you know how I feel about loyalty.”

Andy Cohen and Carole Radziwill.
Radziwill has been feuding with Andy Cohen since leaving the show.
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Last month, “Housewives” honcho Andy Cohen announced that Bravo would be creating a new show with the working title, “RHONY: Legacy,” which would feature alums from the popular franchise.

“I don’t even get that show…I could see it running for a few episodes and then where are they going to go with that? It’s always going to compete with the show on Bravo, because the legacy show is going to be on Peacock,” Radzwill commented. “I know they’re really short on, they’re really struggling to populate Peacock with, with shows. So.”

"The Real Housewives of New York City" season 9.
Radziwill was on the reality series from 2012 to 2018.
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The author also revealed that she had pitched her own show to Peacock about her and a group of friends who renovate homes in upstate New York — “kind of like ‘City Slickers’ go upstate” — but says that the network passed.

“I thought it would be perfect for Peacock, but obviously they had bigger and better plans with ‘RHONY Legacy’ shows,” she dryly noted.

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