Rumors of Joy Behar’s retirement ‘have been tremendously exaggerated,’ the longtime ‘The View’ host introduced. No, she’s not going wherever, and gained’t in 2022 if she’s nonetheless ‘fabulous!’

False alarm, everybody! Joy Behar, 77, set the file straight on the April 9 episode of The View, emphatically telling viewers that she is not retiring, regardless of what she stated in a latest interview. “”Rumors of my retirement have been tremendously exaggerated,” Joy joked. “Right here’s the factor — what am I going to do? This pandemic has modified the sport. At one level, you suppose ‘gee, I may retire and take a cruise world wide.’ I gained’t even watch reruns of The Love Boat at this level. So the place am I gonna go? What is going to I do?

“You realize, I should be on tv. Let’s not neglect that I present employment for proper wing media. I’m a job creator at Breitbart,” she joked. “I don’t see how I may depart.” Her co-hosts mainly instructed her she wasn’t allowed to depart the present. Whoopi Goldberg, 64, stated it could be like “breaking apart the band,” and Meghan McCain, 35, insisted that she wanted her round throughout her being pregnant. “I learn [the news] on-line yesterday and instantly referred to as Joy, and was like, ‘this isn’t an possibility,’” Megan stated. “You’re not leaving, I’m not leaving, none of us are leaving! There’s a pandemic, and an election, and the world is insane… It’s not an possibility, Joy. We’re not going to allow you to go.”

Joy went on to elucidate what she really meant when she instructed Selection editor Ramin Setoodeh that when her contract was up in 2022, she “didn’t see” herself internet hosting The View anymore.

Joy briefly give up in 2013, and got here again as a co-host in 2015. She was one of many present’s unique hosts in 1999, and is at present in her 21st season. “What I did say to the reporter who reported this was, if I’m as fabulous in 2022 as I’m now, I’ll most likely be right here. No person is aware of what they’re going to do within the subsequent two years. Have a look at what simply occurred to all of us on this world. You possibly can’t predict something. However as of now, as of right now, the reply is not any; I’m going nowhere.