Howie Mandel Defends Meghan Markle on Deal or No Deal Comments

Howie Mandel Defends Meghan Markle on Deal or No Deal Comments

Updated: 3 months, 4 days, 6 hours, 36 minutes, 14 seconds ago

Howie Mandel is coming to the defense of Meghan Markle after her recent comments about her time on the game show Deal or No Deal.

The 66-year-old comedian — who hosted the NBC show from 2005 to 2009 — revealed that he understand why the Suits alum, 41, took issue with her role as a "briefcase girl" on the series.

"I don't think Meghan is complaining," the America's Got Talent judge told Us Weekly. "I think Meghan just said she wanted to do more. It wasn't fulfilling for her."

He added, "I don't think she's maligning Deal or No Deal. I don't think there weren't ever [any] complaints from any of the women. And unlike most shows up until that point, the ladies had more to do. They weren't just pointing out gifts and opening [cases], a lot of times they were mic'd and they had their input."