Two ‘The View’ hosts test positive for COVID in mid-show, forced to leave ahead of Harris interview
In the middle of the show on Friday, two of the four co-hosts of “The View” discovered that they had tested positive for the coronavirus and had been deported before a scheduled interview with Vice President Kamala Harris.
Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin were on the schedule to start the show with fellow hosts Joy Behar and Sara Haines, but as the show returned from its first commercial break, a producer asked them to leave. A bemused Behar admitted she didn’t realize what was going on, and was prevented from introducing Harris mid-sentence as her co-hosts left the stage.
After another commercial break, Behar explained that Hostin and Navarro had received positive COVID tests and would not be returning. This delayed Harris’ interview, which was supposed to occupy the majority of the program. The interview didn’t start until there were only 10 minutes left in the hour.
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In one of the most awkward moments in recent live television history, Behar and Haines asked audiences to join in and ask them questions, as the show struggled to put together a flow. video for Harris to do the behind-the-scenes interview instead of appearing in front of the audience. This went on for several blocks as the hosts worked to kill time.
It was often difficult for them to hear masked spectators shouting their questions. The two answered questions about being mothers, their advice to people in the entertainment world and who their favorite guests were on “The View,” among others.
When asked what moments in his long television career stood out, Behar replied “this one”.
âThis one’s definitelyâ¦ I mean, one thing about working on TV is there’s never a dull moment,â she said.
Social media erupted at the bizarre moment that overshadowed Harris’ hyped appearance, which was supposed to be his first studio interview since taking office.
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Once she appeared, Harris said Navarro and Hostin were strong women and also praised their decision to get the shot, which has been found to significantly reduce the risk of serious illness and hospitalization from the virus.