WHOOPI Goldberg just signed a new multi-year deal to continue hosting The View.
The 65-year-old actress and TV personality will remain on the daytime talk show for four more years.
Whoopi Goldberg has just signed a multi-year deal to stay on The ViewCredit: Getty
Deadline reports that Whoopi will stay on the show until at least season 28. It’s currently in its 25th season.
Whoopi co-hosts the show with Joy Behar, Sara Haines and Sunny Hostin.
The deal comes after Meghan McCain exited the show leaving a co-host vacancy the show is yet to fill.
A line-up of conservative guest co-hosts will fill her spot in the coming months including Condoleezza Rice, Mia Love, Gretchen Carlson, and Alyssa Farah.
Meghan abruptly announced her departure from the show on July 1, 2021 after joining the show in October 2017 and staying for a total of four seasons.
Despite having two years left on her contract, Meghan gave up her hosting duties at the end of the show’s 24th season on August 6.
On her exit Meghan called her co-stars – the “four most talented women on television” and the “best in the business.”
However, while concluding her announcement, she took a swipe at the renowned fights that Meghan had with the hosts.
“If you guys want to fight a little bit more, we’ve got four more weeks,” she quipped.
During her announcement, Meghan shared that her father – John McCain – was one of the driving forces for her to join The View.
She revealed that this was one of the last things he encouraged her to do before he died in 2018.
CNN reported in 2019 that Meghan felt dejected and sabotaged by her colleagues at ABC and was seriously contemplating leaving the show.
One source, who was a friend of McCain’s, told CNN that Meghan didn’t “think it’s worth it anymore.”
A senior ABC employee, who also spoke to the outlet at the time, claimed Meghan was “miserable” at the network.
Meghan’s conflicts with her hosts have gone viral on social media, generating numerous headlines in tabloids over the years.
As she announced her own departure, Meghan took issue with the press’ coverage of the show, saying that the co-hosts are covered with “deep misogyny.”
More to follow…
For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online.
The Sun is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video.
Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for Android click here. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS.
The Insidexpress is now on Telegram and Google News. Join us on Telegram and Google News, and stay updated.