What Happened to Sofia Vergara on America's Got Talent?

March 17, 2024

Sofia Vergara is back on the America’s Got Talent judging panel for season 18 of the hit talent competition series. She’s already been sharing her excitement for returning to the show with fans, but one thing she might want to think about before she returns is how co-judge Howie Mandel is going to handle jokes about her recently announcing divorce from Joe Manganiello. On the latest episode of the show, Vergara walked off the stage after Mandel teased her about her single status while she took a lie detector test on a throne made out of tater tots (it was in honor of the show’s sponsor Sonic).

While hooked up to a polgraph machine and sitting in the throne, Vergara was asked questions ranging from her career to her love life. During the segment, Mandel playfully ribbed Vergara about her split from Manganiello, asking her if there was anyone in the audience she was “interested in.” Vergara immediately snapped back with an emoji that made it clear she wasn’t here for the jokes.

During a subsequent episode of the show, the Modern Family actress walked off the stage again after Mandel joking about her dating life once again. He asked her if she was interested in any of the acts competing on the show and she responded, “That’s it,” before she stormed off the stage and returned to her seat at the judges’ table.

Despite her displeasure, Vergara is still scheduled to return to the main AGT series in 2024 alongside Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel. The three will also be judging the spinoff AGT: Fantasy League, which features some of the best performers from seasons 17 through 18 in a brand new format that allows each judge to select a roster of their favorite acts to help them win the competition.

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