A host from The View has opened up about her past shots, revealing she was “happy” to get the axe, citing conflicts with teammates and more.
The daytime television show and its hosts are no strangers to controversy.
While Joy Behar is currently co-host of The View, she was briefly fired in 2013.
Years later, she says she’s “glad” it happened, telling Time magazine it was time to go.
“I was happy to be fired,” she said of the ordeal.
“I was fed up with the show by then for some reason, I can’t even remember why.”
This is not the first time that Joy or those close to her have spoken of her dismissal.
Ramin Setoodeh, the author of Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View, told Time that Joy actually pulled it off pretty well.
In fact, she offered to leave the same day.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who was also fired at the same time, did not react as well and reportedly burst into tears.
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Joy was an original panelist on The View.
Barbara Walters premiered the show in 1997, appearing as a panelist herself.
Joy popped up on days Barbara was away and over time became a permanent co-host.
Although she was fired, she continued to guest host on occasion in 2014 and 2015, further proving that she left on good terms.
The show’s ratings began to decline after Joy’s departure, and a new cast of producers was recruited when Donald Trump ran for president.
They invited Joy back to the show on a permanent basis.
Since her return, the host has been the subject of controversy on several occasions.
On a recent episode of The View, Joy shocked viewers by yelling at a crew member to “hurry up” during a backstage Q&A with the audience.
The Sun exclusively revealed that after the live Hot Topics segment, the hosts held an off-camera Q&A with audience members while pre-recorded footage aired.
An eyewitness told The Sun that the crew member helping to entertain the crowd began to engage with audience members as Joy shouted at him from the stage to ‘hurry up’ and began asking fans to pose. questions.
The crew member laughed at Joy, who remained serious, according to the source.
During the same episode, fans noticed that Joy displayed “strange” behavior while playing The 100,000 Pyramid.
Joy was partnered with Sara Haines for the match and they played against Sunny Hostin and Alyssa Farah Griffin.
In the first round, Joy was tasked with giving Sara clues about “summer fun in the sun” by describing words without saying them while her partner had to guess the answer.
Sara couldn’t guess “sunscreen”, but instead said “sunscreen lotion” and “sunscreen”.
Joy later argued that they should have gotten a point, despite the fact that she didn’t say sunscreen, but rather similar words.
Michael Strahan, who was there to promote his new game show, replied, “You know, it’s the difference between playing and hosting, you can’t choose.”
Joy responded by sticking her tongue out at the guest host.
Whoopi Goldberg faced similar chatter from viewers of this episode.