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‘The View’ to Have Conservative Guest Hosts Following Meghan McCain’s Departure

The ladies at ‘The View’ aren’t looking to replace Meghan McCain — at least not for now.

via NYP:

Instead, the ABC talk show will have a rotating table of temporary female conservative guest hosts when it returns to the air for its 25th season.

Former Utah Rep. Mia Love will join stars Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines when the show resumes on Sept. 7.

The episode will mark the first time that the hosts will be in the studio since the pandemic started in March 2020.

Other figures who are set to come on the show include Condoleezza Rice, Gretchen Carlson, Eboni K. Williams, Mary Katharine Ham, Carly Fiorina, Alyssa Farah, Cameran Eubanks and S.E. Cupp.

Executive producer Brian Teta shed some light on the series’ 25 seasons: “Twenty-five years is such an incredible milestone,” he told the Wrap. “We have so much planned to honor this amazing platform that Barbara Walters created. I can’t think of a better way to kick off that celebration than by welcoming the co-hosts back to the iconic ‘View’ table and to have them in front of a live studio audience again.”

He continued, “We have some truly exciting plans to celebrate this anniversary all season long. We’ll be inviting back all of our legendary lineup of former ‘View’ co-hosts to guest as well as taking a little time to find our next permanent co-host to join the panel.”

McCain’s last episode aired on Aug. 6 after she appeared on the show for four seasons. The 36-year-old announced on July 1 that she planned to depart her hosting gig because she wanted to move her family to Washington DC.

“So I am just going to rip the Band-Aid off. I am here to tell all of you, my wonderful co-hosts and the viewers at home, that this is going to be my last season here at ‘The View,’” McCain said at the time. She then explained that her husband, Ben Domenech, and their daughter, Liberty, had been living in the nation’s capital during much of the pandemic. “The View” is based in New York City.

“We have this incredible life here … and I think, as any new mom knows, when I think about where I want Liberty to have her first steps, her first words, I just have this really wonderful life here that ultimately I didn’t want to leave,” she said.  

It sounds to us like the network was caught off-guard by Meghan’s departure and didn’t have enough time to test any possible replacements — so now’s the time.

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