May 23, 2023 | 2:52 p.m.
Howie Mandel trolls his much-maligned interview with Tom Sandoval ahead of Ariana Madix’s ‘Call Her Daddy’ appearance.
Alex Cooper, who hosts the popular podcast, released a teaser for his upcoming “Scandoval”-themed episode, to which Mandel cheekily replied in the comments, “I just hope you’ve done your homework.”
Followers both laughed at Mandel’s self-consciousness and slammed him for not doing his due diligence when meeting the disgraced ‘Vanderpump Rules’ star.
“@howiemandel bahaha a big step back,” one fan commented.
“@howiemandel I can’t handle another disastrous Tom interview. I bet you wish you chose Ariana 😂,” another noted.
“@howiemandel phew! I’m never gonna go through this 😢😂😂,” another shared.
“@howiemandel why? Do you regret not having made yours? Do you feel bad about how you boosted Tom and fired Ariana without knowing anything about the situation. Or Scheana (Shay),” snapped another.
‘Vanderpump Rules’ fans have slammed the 67-year-old ‘America’s Got Talent’ judge for apparently ‘justifying’ Sandoval’s affair with Raquel Leviss while he was in a decade-long relationship with Madix.
Other viewers criticized Mandel for not even knowing the bare minimum, such as that Leviss and Madix were best friends before the affair came to light on March 3.
Follow Page Six’s coverage of “Scandoval”:
The band’s co-star Lala Kent took to social media to slam Mandel for conducting a “f-king random” interview with “liar” Sandoval.
“It’s not that I don’t like Howie Mandel. Dope, cool, got it, whatever, but what a weird first interview,” she said.
“It’s so random,” Kent continued. “Like, the game show host? The one who punches you because he’s afraid of germs?
Although Sandoval, 40, and Leviss, 28, tried to make their relationship work despite the drama, Page Six confirmed the duo broke up earlier this month.
“Raquel dived. Sandoval is not the one for him,” an insider told us as Leviss remains in a mental health facility for treatment.
The Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras frontman was rumored to be dating an influencer named Karlee Hale, but he quickly denied it.