Jeff Lewis is famously — and hilariously — frank. So don't think the Flipping Out pro is about to hold back on his SiriusXM show for Radio Andy, Jeff Lewis Live. Sure, Jeff has provoked angry phone calls from his boss (that'd be Andy!) for his tendency to overshare, but that tendency seems to be serving him well: his show used to air once a week, but it will air three times a week for the rest of August. And if that goes well, the new schedule could be permanent.
So, what's Jeff's secret to being one of the most riveting hosts on Sirius? Perhaps it's his passion for the gig. "I have truly had so much fun,” he shared with People. “And I think part of that is because I have purposely surrounded myself with people that I care about. It feels to me like I’m just hanging out in my house and just shooting the sh-- with my friends.” Past guests on show have included Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, and Shannon Beador.
"We’ve had a lot of fun with our guests," Jeff said. “I tell them, ‘You are a co-host. We’re doing this show together.’ This is not a situation where I’m interviewing them and they have to wait to answer. Talk when you want to talk. Interject, cut me off. I just want a good show and I want my guests to have fun.”
He added: "I get feedback like, ‘We’re getting to know these people in a way we have never gotten to know them before.' How great is it when you have Kyle Richards talking about being a mother? I never knew she goes grocery shopping on her own. I never would have thought she goes to the bank and makes deposits on her own. You think these people probably have staffs of nine, so the fact that she does that? I was like, ‘Wow, I didn’t know that about you!"
He's also revealed more salacious details of the Housewives' lives, including the time he read text messages that David Beador had sent to Shannon on the air. (Watch the clip above for more on that.) "In a very sanitized world, I think people are appreciating my honesty,” Jeff said. “Our society has become overly politically correct. It’s gone way to the extreme. I think I’m rebelling on that.”
And though Andy has sternly instructed Jeff to adhere to certain guidelines — he can not, for example, call out Bravo executives by name — the design pro has no intention of becoming overly sanitized anytime soon. "I won’t be censoring myself too much. That’s just not going to happen,” he said.