MEGHAN McCain’s co-hosts on The View told management they no longer wanted to work with her until her shocking exit from the show, according to a new report.
On July 1, McCain abruptly announced that she would be leaving the show at the end of her 24th season, despite having two years left on her contract.
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An anonymous source told Page Six that all of the co-hosts, even “cool” Whoopi Goldberg, lack patience with McCain.
“Everyone was at their wit’s end, even Whoopi, and she’s the coldest of them all,” the source said.
“Whoopi will never advocate for anyone to be fired. She’s not about that, but she’s made it clear that she doesn’t want to work with Meghan anymore.”
Sources reportedly told the outlet that Goldberg, along with co-hosts Ana Navarro and Joy Behar, had all expressed that they no longer wanted to work with McCain.
“It happened as soon as [ABC News president] Kim [Godwin] came, ”another source said.
“It was right after Joy and Meghan’s huge success [on-air] explode where the network has called an emergency meeting.
“They said to the new management, ‘We don’t want to work with them anymore.'”
McCain and Behar got into an argument in an episode of The View in May when they discussed controversial Conservative Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene and her comments comparing Covid’s mask warrants to the Holocaust.
McCain was reportedly so passionate after the argument that she walked out of a meeting with ABC bosses.
She announced on an episode of the show last week that she would be stepping down as host of the daytime talk show at the end of the show’s 24th season in July.
“I’m just going to rip the bandage off,” she said.
“It was not an easy decision, it took a lot of thought, advice, prayer and discussion with my family,” she said.
Despite reports of animosity and bickering on the air, McCain called her co-hosts – Goldberg, Behar, Navarro and Sara Haines – “the” four most talented women in television “and the” best in the business. “.
However, while concluding her announcement, she took a look at the renowned fights she had with the other hosts.
“If you want to fight a little more, we still have four weeks,” she joked.
During her announcement, she also shared that her father – John McCain – was one of the driving forces for her to join The View.
She revealed that it was one of the last things he encouraged her to do before her death in 2018.
McCain is leaving the show with the goal of spending time with husband Ben Domenech and daughter Liberty in Washington DC.
However, McCain had also considered quitting the talk show in the past.
CNN reported in 2019 that McCain felt shot down and sabotaged by her ABC colleagues and was seriously considering quitting the show.
A source, who was a friend of McCain’s, told CNN that McCain “didn’t think it was worth it anymore.”