‘The View’: Joy Behar Finally Breaks Silence on Rumors She’s Quitting ABC Talk Show

by Jeremy Spirogis
Joy Behar

Joy Behar has been a staple on The View since its debut in 1997. The daytime co-host made headlines this week when it was reported she was planning on retiring. News of the comic leaving the ABC discuss present triggered shockwaves in every single place. Behar was not on the present on Wednesday however upon her return on Thursday, she lastly addressed the problem.

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What did the unique report say?

The political commentator of The View gave an interview to Ramin Setoodeh from Variety. The creator interviewed Behar for his guide Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View about all of the gossip behind-the-scenes from the morning present. In her quote, Behar reveals that her contract was up in 2022.

“I have a three-year contract,” Behar stated. “But that doesn’t mean I can’t leave if I want to, because they can’t really do anything to me at this point. I don’t see myself staying for more [time]. That’s it! I could be wrong. If I’m as fabulous in [2022] as I am now, I’ll think about. But the chances of that happening…”

After this was revealed, the information went viral.

How did Joy Behar react?

When Behar returned to the present, Goldberg addressed the rumor of her retirement on the high of the hour.

“They’re always talking about me leaving the show,” she stated laughing. “I’m not leaving the show. Rumors of my retirement have been greatly exaggerated.”

Behar made it clear she will not be occupied with retiring from the present that made her a family title, particularly through the center of the well being disaster.

“This pandemic has changed the game,” she added. “At one level you suppose, ‘Gee, I could retire and take a cruise around the world.’ I received’t even watch reruns of Love Boat at this level. So, the place am I going to go? What will I do? I should be on tv.”

The comic all the time injects her humor when talking and this was not the exception. She stated that she couldn’t depart as a result of it will create extra unemployment.

“Let’s not forget that I provide employment for right-wing media,” she continued. “I’m a job creator over at Breitbart. Everything I say appears on Breitbart. I don’t see how I could leave.”

Behar additionally clarified her quote main everybody to imagine she was leaving the present in two years.

“What I said to the reporter that reported this was, ‘if I’m as fabulous in 2022 as I am now, I’ll probably be here,’” Behar stated. “You just don’t know. No one knows what they’re going to do in the next two years. Look at what just happened to all of us in this world. We never predicted this. As of now, the answer is no, I’m going nowhere.”

Meghan McCain provides her ideas

When the report went viral, Meghan McCain stated she referred to as Behar straight away to verify what she was studying.

“This isn’t an option, you’re not leaving, I’m not leaving, none of us are leaving,” McCain advised Behar. “There’s a pandemic and the world is insane. Also, I’m pregnant and I need advice from you about being pregnant from someone that probably does pregnancy similar to how I’m going to do it. So, it’s not an option Joy, you’re not leaving. None of us are going to allow you to go.”

McCain’s phrases have been an echo to what she posted on social media a day earlier than.

“Nope! You’re not leaving in 2022 bi**h, not if I have any say in this,” McCain tweeted.

The subsequent day, McCain reacted on social media after The View tweeting: “We’re not letting her leave. This is like the mafia.”

The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. PT/CT on ABC.

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