THE View fans were shocked when Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar managed to “forget their mics were on” in an awkward moment live on the air.
During the most recent installment of The View, host Sunny Hostin, 53, promoted her upcoming appearance at Martha’s Vineyard African American film festival.
On August 12th, the ABC star announced she would be moderating a panel for Whoopi Goldberg’s new movie Till.
Sunny will be appearing with Till director Chinonye Chukwu.
While Sunny provided details about the tickets and the festival’s website, Joy jumped in and asked Whoopi a question.
Joy Behar, 79, shouted, “Wait!” without realizing her mic was not off.
Whoopi responded to the side conversation: “No, I’m going to be here,” and started laughing with her co-star.
A upset viewer noticed the on-air blunder and tweeted about the rude interruption: “Sunny almost got through all of that announcement on #TheView.
“Until the closer details were muffled by a much louder conversation by Whoopi and Joy.”
The viewer closed with: “They are still forgetting their mics are always on. #HotTopics.”
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LEAVING THE SHOW
Fans have been speculating that Joy’s tenure on the longtime program might be coming to an end.
Recently, the 79-year-old comedian jokingly told ET that “money and geography” were the only things keeping her on the morning show.
Fans became convinced that “they’re announcing Joy’s retirement when they come back,” due to the new additions to the panel.
NEW CAST MEMBERS
Guests Ana Navarro 50, and Alyssa Farah Griffin, 33, recently landed full-time roles on the show.
Ana has reportedly signed a multi-year deal to co-host the daytime talk show.
Whoopi announced their permanent roles and said: “Today, we’re proud to make another long overdue announcement that Ana Navarro is becoming an official co-host of The View.”
Whoopi continued: “She always has an unfiltered and quite hilarious take…“
“As Barbara Walters used to say, you know you’ve made it when you’ve been parodied on SNL.”
Ana replied: “After many years, many hairstyles, many pounds up and down…we’re finally putting a ring on it and making it official. I want to thank the very loyal View fans.”
Alyssa, the former White House Director of Strategic Communications for Trump, added: “It is such an honor to be with you ladies every day on the set.
“I am so proud to have found my voice. I am here to join this table and hopefully bring a different perspective.”
She concluded: “I’m so excited about it. I’m ready for it.
“Thank you ladies and thank you to the whole View team.”
The TV show has been searching for a new full-time conservative co-host since Meghan McCain’s exit last year.