Meghan McCain Claims a ‘Lot of People’ Get Fired From ‘The View,’ Happy to Leave on Her ‘Own Terms’

by Samantha Whidden
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Less than two months after her departure from ABC’s The View, former co-host Meghan McCain is opening up about leaving the daytime talk show. 

During a recent interview with DailyMailTV, McCain explained she was happy to leave The View on her own terms.

“I felt like I was really happy to do it on my own terms because people get fired from that show.”

McCain also declared that The View was and is incredible. “[The show] gave me so much. I don’t feel anything negative about it,” she then stated. The former talk show host also really prides herself in life knowing to “hold them and when to fold them.”

McCain then talked about her after The View plans.

“I really want to do things that I think are meaningful and impactful and make me happy.”

Earlier this month, McCain announced she landed a new gig at The Daily Mail as a columnist. The View former co-host stated in a social media post that everything in her life these days is bout going back to the basics. “I started my career as a columnist and am thrilled at the chance to it.”

McCain then added that she is excited to work in a “completely uncensored, free-thinking space.” Her first column start is set to start next week. Along with her columnist gig at The Daily Mail, McCain will also be producing the upcoming Lifetime film Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, which stars Heather Locklear. McCain’s upcoming book, Bad Republican, will also hit stores shelves on October 21st. 

‘The View’ Is Now Having Guest Co-Hosts Filling McCain’s Spot

Although there has yet to be any news about Meghan McCain’s permanent replacement, The View is continuing to bring in guest co-hosts during the show’s 25th season. The latest season of The View kicked off on September 7th with current co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, and Sunny Hostin. Ana Navarro-Cárdenas will also continue to make guest co-hosting appearances on Friday and other days during the season.

The executive procedure of The View, Brian Teta, recently issued a statement to People about who will take over McCain’s spot.

“This is such an important seat for us to fill at the table,” he explained. “So we’re going to ‘take a little time’ to make sure we find the right fit.” 

Teta also stated that The View goes back to Barbara Walters’ original direction, which was different women with different views. “It’s essential that the audience can relate to different points of View at our table.”

The View’s guest co-hosts for next week are Carly Fiorina (September 20th and 21st); Dulé Hill (September 22nd); and Eva Pilgrim (September 23rd). The guest host for Friday (September 24th) will be announced later in the week.