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Whoopi Goldberg Reveals How ‘The View’ has Changed Now That Meghan McCain is Gone

Published on October 5th, 2022 | Updated on October 5th, 2022 | By FanFest

Since Meghan McCain left “The View” last year, Whoopi Goldberg believes that the work atmosphere has changed for the better.

At the premiere of “Till” at the New York Film Festival on Saturday, Goldberg told Page Six that the show is considerably more relaxed than it used to be. In “Till,” Goldberg portrays Alma Carthan, the grandmother of Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old boy who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955.

According to Goldberg, McCain’s departure has made the show much more relaxing. This is likely due to McCain’s lack of involvement in on-air arguments with her co-hosts during her time on the show.

According to Page Six, McCain would shout out the not-so-subtle facial expressions she’d make during some of those on-air debates.

“My daughter would say to me, ‘I can see your face!’ [And I would say] ‘OK, I’ll be better,’” she said.

McCain’s final episode aired in August 2021, after she had been on the show for four years. As a conservative voice among the co-hosts, McCain frequently said things that generated public debate.

Whoopi Goldberg Reveals How 'The View' has Changed Now That Meghan McCain is Gone

McCain said that she left “The View,” after an on-air argument with co-host Joy Behar make her “burst into tears.”

McCain discussed an incident with Behar that occurred shortly after she returned to work from maternity leave in an excerpt of her book published by Variety in October 2021. McCain writes that she teasingly told Behar: “Joy, you missed me so much when I was on maternity leave! You missed fighting with me!” Behar responded coolly : “I did not. I did not miss you. Zero.”

“Nothing anyone has ever said to me on camera since I have been giving interviews since I was 22 years old ever hit this hard,” McCain wrote in her memoir, according to Variety. “I felt like I’d been slapped.”

McCain, who is now a columnist at the Daily Mail, also criticized Goldberg in her memoir. She said that when Goldberg turns against someone, it creates “so much power in culture and television, and once she turns on you, it can create unfathomable tension at the table.” among those working with her.

“I found her open disdain for me more and more difficult to manage as the years went on and it became more frequent,” McCain wrote of Goldberg.

Since McCain’s departure, Goldberg is not the only one of “The View” co-hosts to address the show’s dynamic.

After “The View” announced in August that Alyssa Farah Griffin, a former White House director of strategic communications under Donald Trump, would be joining the show as a permanent co-host, Behar told “Entertainment Tonight” that she believed the program would run “smoother” with Griffin than it did with McCain.

Behar had high hopes for Alyssa, saying “I like both of them but I think this girl is going to do very well.”

“The View” announced in August that Ana Navarro would serve as a permanent co-host, joining Griffin as another conservative voice on the panel. The new panelists join Goldberg, Behar, Sunny Hostin and Sarah Haines. The show kicked off its 26th season last month.

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