Prepare for an additional recreation of musical chairs when Meghan McCain exits “The View” within the fall.
An insider tells Web page Six there might be an array of visitor hosts as they search a alternative for the conservative pundit.
“There isn’t a scramble. They’re taking time to seek out the correct particular person to fill the seat. Nobody is freaking out,” the insider advised Web page Six.
We’re advised the present is nowhere close to naming a alternative and that the lineup of visitor hosts is “nonetheless taking form.”
“There might be conservatives, some well-known, some not. It’s all the time been vital to take care of a panel of various factors of view,” the insider stated.
There’s lengthy been buzz about fan-favorite part-time host Ana Navarro becoming a member of the present full-time, however sources advised us ABC must cough up a fairly penny for her to exchange McCain.
“Ana has a giant following and is beloved,” one other supply advised us. “She likes being part-time at ‘The View.’ She lives in Florida and doesn’t wish to transfer to New York. She seems on different reveals and is huge on the speaking-tour market and doubtless makes some huge cash from it. They’d need to pay her effectively.”
McCain introduced she was leaving the present on the high of the month after sparring with the opposite hosts — especially Joy Behar — on-air for years. Insiders and a number of sources advised us there isn’t any love misplaced. “[McCain’s] been miserable since she began,” one supply stated. She joined the present in 2017.
In the meantime, others revealed that her fellow panelists were “at their wits’ end” and complained to ABC brass about McCain’s conduct earlier than she introduced she was quitting.
McCain’s ultimate day is Aug. 6. She not too long ago teased she might also depart Twitter that day.
Reps for the present didn’t remark.