Bethenny Frankel “went into crisis” after producer of “RHONY” said the show didn’t need her

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Bethenny Frankel is so horrified by the idea that “The Real Housewives of New York” will be fine without her, we are told, that she went into crisis after a top producer said that the cast ” did not need “her.

After Frankel – who left the series last August after spending eight seasons as a cast member – criticized the series in a TV interview saying that ratings for early episodes without it were low, said a production source told Page Six, “She’s jealous [because] it is not yet on. She made a reckless decision [to leave] and it misses the spotlight of it all. They added, “And she can’t believe it will be as successful without it and maybe better.” “

The same source said that all the way back in November to BravoCon – the network’s new reality show festival held in New York – Frankel was already so concerned that she was not an essential part of the show she stole from the handle when her longtime producer, Barrie Bernstein, told a panel that the cast “didn’t need Bethenny.”

Asked how his absence would affect the show, Bernstein said of Frankel, who spent seasons 4 to 6, “Bethenny is of course Bethenny. We did three seasons without her in the middle, it was a success, a lot of fun, some of the best trips. Bernstein added, “And ladies, they’ve been doing this for a while, and they don’t need Bethenny. I think this season we are really excited to shine that. “

The source told us, “Bethenny got wind of it, got angry, and got stuck [Bernstein] from his phone. “

Representatives of Bravo, Bernstein and Frankel declined to comment.

Bethenny Frankel
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After the first episode aired, Frankel – who delivered more than $ 17 million in PPE to health care workers fighting COVID-19 – said in an interview with “Extra”, “Overall ratings on TV have never been higher and maybe the ratings on “Real Housewives are not doing well because it may not be the content that inspires people to do what they should do right now . “

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