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Meghan McCain Absent from Monday's Episode of 'The View' & Viewers Weigh in on Her Absence

Junie Sihlangu
Mar 11, 2020
03:30 A.M.
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On Monday, March 9, 2020, “The View” co-host, Meghan McCain, wasn’t present on set. Her absence caused Twitter users to share how they felt about watching an episode that she was not featured on.


A number of people expressed happiness to watch a “The View” episode that didn’t include McCain, 35. However, others were upset that she wasn’t available.

Strange enough, McCain’s co-hosts, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Sunny Hostin, did not remark upon her absence during the broadcast. However, fans of the show did notice.

Meghan McCain on the set of "The View" on May 15, 2019 | Photo: Lou Rocco/Walt Disney Television/Getty Images


Deborah Roberts guest-hosts

No explanation was also given as to why she wasn’t co-hosting on the day. In her place, Deborah Roberts sat in as a guest-host for the day.


One fan of the show tweeted her excitement when she saw that McCain was absent. Another one confessed how much she enjoyed the show so much more with the co-host “out.”


Fans react to McCain’s absence

However, another fan tagged McCain in a tweet and revealed how much she was missed. Another social media user lamented how “The View” was “unwatchable” without the controversial host.


One of the topics covered in the recent episode of the ABC talk show was the coronavirus. McCain would’ve probably had a lot to say about the world-wide disease if she had been on the show.


Joking about hand sanitizer

Over the weekend, she shared a photo from “The View’s” backstage showing a hand sanitizer she had onset. Referencing the current coronavirus outbreak, the co-host jokingly warned her coworkers to keep their hands off her bottle.


Her January absence from The View

On January 9, 2020, McCain, once again, missed a taping of the talk show. A source close to her revealed that her absence was due to “family reasons.”


Taking a personal day

At the time the co-host was said to be in Washington D.C. but had taken a personal day for Friday. She was back on the screens the next Monday.

When did Meghan join "The View"

McCain joined the outspoken panel of “The View” as a permanent co-host in October 2017. “The View” airs on weekdays at 11 a.m. ET on ABC.