Josh Flagg Returns to Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles for More Rivalry With Josh Altman

Aubry D'Arminio
MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LA -- Season:7 -- Pictured: Josh Flagg -- (Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Bravo)
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Season 8 is big for Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles star and überbroker Josh Flagg. He’s earning bigger commissions. He’s buying a bigger house. And he’s getting into even bigger fights with hotheaded rival Josh Altman. It’s also Flagg’s first full season since the death of his beloved grandmother, fashion entrepreneur Edith. Flagg gives us all the scoop on the feelings and dealings to come.

Who’s your most demanding client this time around?
He’s in the premiere: This kid I went to high school with, whom I didn’t remember. I still don’t know who he was. It’s possible he didn’t actually go to school with me. He could be a serial killer for all I know. He had grand delusions of what his house was.

But he’s not as unbearable as dealing with Josh, right?
Josh is a nightmare every season. We just have completely different styles—in that I’m not a used-car salesman. [Laughs]

Last year you very publicly dealt with the loss of your grandma. What was it like going through that in front of cameras?
It was very difficult. It was also difficult to watch. But people really loved my grandmother, and it would have been strange if we didn’t include that. She was also 94 years old and had a fabulous life. We should all be so lucky.

What got you and longtime boyfriend Colton Thorn to finally buy a house of your own?
You can’t live in a hotel for the rest of your life! Well, you can, but you’d be a little tight for space. We’re probably going to tear down the house that’s there and build something great on the land that both Colton and I will design.

You’re the only broker left from Season 1. How long do you plan on sticking around?
I’ll do this when I’m in a wheelchair, if they want me back.

Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, Season premiere, Wednesday, September 2, 9/8c, Bravo