When Is Meghan McCain Returning to ‘The View’?
Meghan McCain is the fiery conservative co-host on The View. The political analyst returned last week along with the rest of the panel after a month-long break. After appearing in three episodes, McCain went missing the rest of the week. On the same day McCain was absent, a report was published revealing her co-hosts were shunning her.
On Thursday’s episode, Whoopi Goldberg announced that McCain would be gone for the rest of the week. The show’s moderator did not reveal what the reason was for McCain’s absence but she did say she would return on Monday, January 13.
McCain had already informed production that she would not be attending work on Friday but Thursday’s absence was due to “family reasons,” according to People.
There are rumors that McCain and Abby Huntsman had a fallout and on top of that none of the women are talking to her.
“They aren’t speaking to each other. It’s been about a month. None of the ladies talk to Meghan now,” a source told Page Six. “Abby was the last woman standing. It’s bad. Meghan’s so rude.”
A second tipster downplayed the allegations saying that there’s no hate on the set of the morning show.
“Of course [McCain is] polarizing, but that’s the point of the show. It’s always going to be tense after big arguments and we’re living in a polarized time, but there is no hate going on,” the source told Fox News. “She brings views to represent the other side and it can really irk people.”
Meghan McCain on her biggest fear
During an interview on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live back in September 2019, McCain revealed that she goes on The View thinking she is going to get fired.
“I go in assuming I’m going to be fired every day,” McCain told host Andy Cohen. “Every single day. Yes, every day.”
McCain made the revelation following an on-air spat with Friday co-host Ana Navarro.
“It’s more the tone we are [at] culturally, people get canceled so easily,” she explained. “And by the way, Joy has this same thing, because we are the most honest and raw. And we’re always going to say something that is going to be too far one way. So I say it sort of jokingly, but sort of not.”
Despite McCain’s fears from the past, another source close to the production said no one is getting fired or quitting.
“No one is going to be replaced or fired or quit right now,” a source told Hollywood Life. “It hasn’t gotten that far but there will be days that need to be taken off because at times it gets a little much. Meghan feels the stress and it feels like everything is put on her shoulders in a negative way and she feels she is the easy one to blame. They often need breathers from each other before another fight occurs, but as of right now, no one should be worrying about their jobs.”
Fans can catch McCain on The View weekdays at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. PT/CT on ABC.