Looks like producers weren’t enjoying Jenny McCarthy‘s views at the beginning of her season on “The View.”
“When I was on there it was hilarious because they initially had me come on because they wanted me to be the pop culture girl,” McCarthy explained during Tuesday’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” aftershow.
But having a topic-specific host wasn’t working for Barbara Walters.
“Barbara didn’t know who anybody was pop culture-wise and they came in my dressing room and said, ‘Can you just act Republican so we have another point of view?’ And I said, ‘How do I act Republican?’” the 46-year-old recalled.
“So then they figured out how to get a Republican,” she added.
After McCarthy’s stint on the show ended in 2014, Nicolle Wallace was brought in with a more conservative viewpoint. She also left after a single season.
But McCarthy, who has her own SiriusXM radio show now, praised one of the show’s most recent additions, Meghan McCain.
“I love her on ‘The View,’ they needed an opposite point of view, in order to be ‘The View’ you need different sides,” she said.
However, the show’s newest co-host, Abby Huntsman — also representing a Republican viewpoint — isn’t faring as well. Earlier this week, a source told Page Six that the commentator needed the help of a “talent coach.”
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