Whoopi Goldberg joked about Joy Behar’s absence from The View. On the July 14 episode, the actor explained to viewers why Sara Haines and Behar were absent. She confirmed that Haines is ill, and as for Behar? Spring.
“Sara is still dealing with COVID. Joy doesn’t have COVID,” Goldberg clarified (via Decider). “She’s getting over something else, the flu, or maybe she’s pregnant, I don’t know.” It’s unlikely Behar is pregnant given she’s 79, but it’s the first time one of the Co -hosts addressing their consecutive absences from the show. Maybe Behar really is done with something that isn’t COVID.
It’s worth noting that Behar’s continued no-shows come after news that she’s retiring from The View. In 2020, she expressed an interest in leaving the program, but didn’t provide a definitive answer at the time. “I have a three-year contract,” Behar said in the book Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View’ (via Variety). “But that doesn’t mean I can’t go if I want to, because there’s really nothing they can do to me at this point… That’s it! I could be wrong.” In 2022, rumors began swirling that she was actually leaving forever, but she shut it all down, telling the New York Post it was “fake news.” Per ET Canada, Behar has committed to staying on the show through 2025 on another three-year deal, though details are still under wraps.
So Joy Behar, where are you?
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