There’s a brand new choose on the town on ‘AGT!’ Sofia Vergara is becoming a member of the judges’ desk, and MeSlop spoke EXCLUSIVELY with longtime choose Howie Mandel in regards to the ‘Trendy Household’ star becoming a member of the present.

“It has been unbelievable,” Howie Mandel advised MeSlop on the America’s Bought Expertise season 15 premiere occasion in March 2020. “She is such a pleasure! I didn’t know her earlier than, however I really feel like I’ve recognized her for a very long time now, and I’ve solely labored along with her for somewhat bit. She is gorgeous, she is humorous, she is sensible, and he or she is witty. She checks each field that you’d need in a co-worker and as an individual and choose on this present!”

America’s Bought Expertise is totally new territory for Sofia Vergara. She simply completed off her 11-season run as Gloria Pritchett on the critically-acclaimed sitcom Trendy Household. Sofia joins the present after Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough departed on the finish of season 14. As well as, Heidi Klum is returning as a full-time choose for season 15.

Sofia turning into a choose is a full-circle second for Simon. “I met Sofia three or 4 years in the past, and we actually hit it off,” the longtime choose advised reporters, together with MeSlop. “We ended the assembly with, ‘Let’s agree that sooner or later we’ll work on one thing collectively.’ That’s how effectively we received alongside. So after I heard Sofia’s title was within the combine, I used to be so excited, however I didn’t need to jinx it so I by no means advised anybody. However I referred to as her and I mentioned, ‘How are you feeling?’ She mentioned, ‘I’m excited. I’m nervous.’ I went, ‘Good!’ It’s somewhat bit like when Terry [Crews] joined. Once we first met, inside 5 minutes, we simply clicked. It felt like we’ve been working collectively all our lives, and we’ve turn into shut buddies by this complete course of. I believe Sofia was an analogous type of vibe. She simply will get what the present’s all about.”

That is your ‘AGT’ season 15 lineup: Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Terry Crews, Sofia Vergara, and Simon Cowell. (NBC)

For Terry, it is a reunion for him and Sofia. He’s so excited for the power she’s bringing to the present. “Sofia goes to be Sofia,” he advised reporters. “You realize what I imply? And that’s the factor. We’re actually simply letting her be herself. We’ve got quite a lot of historical past. Years in the past, we did a film referred to as Soul Airplane… The truth that we’re right here collectively is serendipity. It seems like this was at all times meant to be. You are feeling such as you’re strolling in your future.” America’s Bought Expertise season 15 will air Tuesdays at eight p.m. on NBC.