Meghan McCain reported on Thursday’s episode of “The View” that she is leaving the long-running ABC daytime television show.
“I am just going to rip the Band-Aid off. I’m here to tell all of you, my wonderful co-hosts and the viewers at home that this is going to be my last season,” she said, kicking off the episode with the news of her departure. “Covid has changed the world for all of us, and it changed the way, at least for me, the way that I am looking at life, the way I’m living my life, the way I want my life to look like.”
McCain clarified that leaving was certifiably not a simple choice however said she needs to spend more energy in Washington, D.C., with her better half and girl, whom she invited in September.
“I just have this really wonderful life here that ultimately I felt like I didn’t want to leave,” she said. “On a professional note, this show is one of the hands-down greatest, most exhilarating, wonderful privileges of my entire life.”
In an explanation, ABC News said that it comprehends and regards McCain’s craving to leave for her family.
“For the past four years, Meghan McCain has brought her fierce determination and vast political knowledge and experience to The View,” the network said. “We wish the best for Meghan as she plans her next chapter, and thank her for the passion and unique voice that she shared with us and our viewers each day.”
McCain, the daughter of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., joined the show in October 2017. She, alongside has Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines and Sunny Hostin, talk about day by day newsworthy topics on politics and news.
A outspoken Republican conservative, McCain frequently got into heated debates with her partners, some of which would become a web sensation via social media.
In her declaration, she kidded about bickering with her colleagues, saying, “I will still be here another month so if you guys want to fight a little bit more, we have four more weeks.”
She went on to praise her co-has as “strong, brilliant, intelligent, incredible broadcasters.”
“You are the most talented women on all of television,” she said.
Goldberg disclosed to McCain that it has been “quite wonderful to sit across from you” and recalled how John McCain had encouraged her to join the show. Hostin praised McCain for having a “really important point of view,” saying it has been “wonderful” to work with her.
Haines added: “It has been an honor to sit here with you. You are a tough … that’s all I can say on daytime TV,” she said laughing.
Behar acknowledged that she has had a lot of conflicts with McCain, yet applauded her for staying by her opinions.
McCain will stay on the show through the finish of July.