Sofía Vergara Leaves ‘America’s Got Talent’ Stage in Response to Teasing from Howie Mandel

It's all in good fun

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On this latest edition of “Howie Mandel Cracks Jokes,” the America’s Got Talent judge, 67, made a playful jab at his colleague, Sofía Vergara, in a new episode that aired on Wednesday. As a result, the Modern Family alum, 51, walked off stage. So, what did he say to make her leave?

While sitting on a towering throne of tater tots—courtesy of the show’s sponsor, Sonic—Vergara took a lie detector test. Mandel then asked the Griselda star (who recently filed for divorce from her husband, Joe Manganiello) if there was anyone in the audience that she was “interested in.”

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In response, Vergara said, “That’s it,” and proceeded to take off her lie detector gear before leaving the stage with a smile on her face. 

The joke was all in good fun (and Vergara’s reaction was just as playful). This just so happens to be one of many laugh-worthy moments the AGT judges have had on the show. Back in June 2021, the actress was asked to help a contestant (who goes by the name Mr. Cherry) crack a walnut with her butt. (FYI, Mr. Cherry is famous for cracking the most walnuts with his bum.) 

​​In the clip, Vergara tries to crack the nut, but it doesn’t budge. “It really hurts,” she says. The video ends with the dog mom returning to her chair on the judging panel, rubbing her behind.

Even though the attempt ended in an epic fail, Vergara was a total trooper. And she found the moment so funny that she reposted the clip on her page. Vergara captioned the post, “Both butts are strong...but not strong enough!! The nut wins this round #agt.”

See? All fun and jokes here.

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