Kathy Griffin’s replacement confirms he’ll be co-hosting NYE with Anderson Cooper

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin and Gloria Steinem attend Kathy Griffin's Carnegie Hall Performance official after party hosted by Anderson Cooper at Trattoria Dell Arte Restaurant on November 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Andy Cohen will officially replace Kathy Griffin on CNN’s New Year’s Eve special.

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“The news is out,” Cohen confirmed in a tweet. “I’m co-hosting New Year’s Eve on CNN with @andersoncooper and I could not be more excited!”

Griffin co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve special with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper as early as 2007, but the network parted ways with the comedian in May after she took a photo holding up a bloody, decapitated head of President Trump. The network released a statement saying that they found the image “disgusting and offensive.”

Cooper and Griffin’s friendship was also put on the rocks following the controversy. Cooper disavowed the image, saying, “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”

It was announced in August that Griffin and Cooper’s long-term friendship was officially over following the scandal.

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