“I’ve had problems a few times on the show.”
Joy Behar became honest about “getting in trouble” on “The View”.
As the only remaining original host of the ABC talk show in the daytime, the comedian, 78, has first-hand knowledge of all the on-air drama that has unfolded over the past 14 years and discussed what happens when she plays a role in it.
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“Well, I’ve had problems a few times on the show,” Behar – who has often sparred with Meghan McCain in recent years – told People. “I have had to apologize, which I am happy to do to save my and everyone else’s jobs. I do not care.”
“Even though I don’t mean it, I do,” she continued. “Even though I look like I’m in a hostage situation, I still want to do it, because if you do not, you will lose your job and everyone else’s.”
Although she has at times had to backtrack her comments, Joy said she never intends to hurt anyone as she only uses her “comedy” to promote laughter. “That’s all. I have no other motive,” she added. “And so if the intention is the right one and your heart is the right place, I think you can never really go wrong.”
“I have certainly offended people,” she continued, “but no matter what.”
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As the show prepares to return to its 25th season, Joy offered her the reason for its longevity, saying, “You have a bunch of women who say their opinion and enjoy the recall.”
“It’s our stock-in-trade.”
Meanwhile, ABC announced that the show will return on September 7 with only four full-time hosts, including Joy, Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines. Manufacturers are still looking for a replacement for McCain, who left his seat on the panel after four years.
The network notes that Ana Navarro will continue her role as guest cohost throughout the season, while a number of “conservative voices” will also be rotated through the panel.
In the Conservative lineup, former Utah congresswoman Mia Love, Condoleezza Rice, SE Cupp, Carly Fiorina, “Real Housewives of New York” star Eboni K. Williams, Mary Katharine Ham, Alyssa Farah, “Southern Charm” and “Real World” alum Cameran Eubanks and Gretchen Carlson.