The View's Meghan McCain Reveals Why She's Leaving The Show
For nearly four years, former Fox News contributor and famed political offspring Meghan McCain has served as a polarizing pillar of conservativism on ABC's morning show The View, often trading headline-making barbs with equally polarizing co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg. And while she's talked non-specifically about potentially exiting the high-rated chat show one day, it appears she's been contemplating that decision pretty heavily as of late, as McCain announced at the top of this morning's episode that she'll be leaving The View in the near future.
It appears that Meghan McCain's home life, which was obviously affected by the COVID pandemic, is now taking more of a prioritized front seat, and she wants to continue raising her and husband Ben Domenech's young daughter via their current living conditions in Washington D.C., rather than moving back to New York City to keep taping The View in-studio. Here's how McCain explained things:
While news of Meghan McCain's exit is no doubt highly shocking to many viewers and fans, considering heavy rumors only started circulating in the hours ahead of her big announcement, at least everyone can take comfort in knowing she'll still be there for another month to rattle Whoopi Goldberg's nerves and speak her mind on any big moments happening in America (and around the world). While she didn't give an exact date for her final episode, it can be assumed that she'll say farewell at some point during the final week of July.
Of course, Meghan McCain also took the time to reflect on her time at The View, donning some rose-colored glasses in looking back at four years opposite her co-hosts, and gave more props to her father John McCain for convincing her to take the gig. In her words:
Meghan McCain also took the time to thank each of her co-hosts individually, and also gave a shout-out to her friend and former View co-host Abby Huntsman. Things also took an enjoyably odd turn when McCain revealed that her father John McCain may have had a puppy-love crush on Sunny Hostin, which amused everyone in the group. She also joked about having another month to fight with anyone else who wanted to get into it. It should be quite interesting to see just how things shake out in the next month, as far as whether McCain & Co. will be more cordial with one another, or if the knowledge of her imminent exit means that things will become even more testy. Either way, audiences are here for it.
Fans can probably expect to see a lot of speculation about who will end up replacing Meghan McCain after she officially exits. There is no shortage of guest hosts from over the years who could fill the seat, as well as a decent number of former co-hosts whose exits weren't caused by firings. And it's not certain whether or not they'll first find a permanent host, or if they'll have a revolving door of guests to stop by until something more official is decided.
The View airs weekday mornings on ABC. While waiting to hear more about Meghan McCain's exit plan, be sure to keep up with all the big shows heading to the 2021 Summer TV schedule.
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