‘The View’: Is Meghan McCain’s Bestie Replacing Abby Huntsman?
Meghan McCain will be the lone conservative on The View after this Friday when Abby Huntsman sits for her last show. The show will most likely have a rotating chair of different personalities as they audition on-air to see if there’s chemistry. However, one of McCain’s besties might have dropped that she could in contention to fill the open spot.
On last night’s Watch What Happens Live, S. E. Cupp, guest-starred and Cohen made her spill the tea. The CNN co-host was cautious with what she said but it was what she didn’t say that left everyone intrigued.
The Bravo co-host asked the political analyst if there was any truth to the rumors there was animosity between McCain and Huntsman.
“No, she’s sad Abby is leaving. She’s wishing her the best,” Cupp said. “Abby is leaving to join her dad’s campaign in Utah for governor. Meghan, as someone who is really close with her dad, totally understands more than anyone. So she wishes her nothing but the best.”
When Cohen tried to go deeper and asked her if she was McCain’s ear when there was drama on The View, she said, “We talk a lot.”
It was the last question on The View subject where Cupp tried to spin and not answer directly.
“I’ve done The View a lot. It’s a really iconic, dynamic group of women…,” Cupp tried to play coy.
“I understand your question Andy,” she added smiling.
It was obvious Cupp was avoiding the question. Our theory is maybe McCain might be putting her name in with producers for consideration. If the conservative would not or could not consider sitting at the “Hot Topics” table, she would have probably shut it down completely.
Abby Huntsman quits ‘The View’
Following days of rumors around the co-hosts on The View, Huntsman announced she was leaving the show.
“Family has always been my number one priority, and is where I need to be focused at this time,” Huntsman said in a statement to People. “We are incredibly close and are there to support and help each other when it matters. It’s not often there is a political campaign that involves someone you love and believe in, but this is one of them.”
Huntsman will be leaving on Friday after two seasons on the ABC morning talk show.
“I’m so thankful for this opportunity and for ABC believing in me,” the host added. “It was always a dream to sit at The View table. I have the deepest gratitude for all of my co-hosts and the team at The View who don’t get enough credit for what they do every day — I’ve learned so much from each of them and this will always be a special place to me.”
Although Huntsman’s time on The View was short, she made a lot of friends behind-the-scenes. The political analyst also left a note to the staffers.
“To the Best Team in TV, ABC has been my family for a long time and I am so thankful to have had a seat at the table on an iconic show like The View. After much deliberation over the holidays, I have decided to leave the show to dedicate myself full-time in support of my dad and his campaign for Governor of Utah,” the note read according to People.
The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. PT/CT on ABC.