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Joy Behar Has Officially Returned to 'The View' & Joined Her Co-hosts from Home Amid COVID-19 Spread

Gracious Egedegbe
Mar 24, 2020
06:41 A.M.
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Popular talk show host, Joy Behar has made her official return to the famous ABC show, The View, and she has an awful lot to say — from the comfort of her home. 

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Joy Behar is an American comedian, writer, and actress. She co-hosts the ABC daytime talk show, "The View." 

The 77-year-old co-host officially made her return to the show after taking time off on March 16, 2020, as a precaution in light of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

Joy Behar attends the 2017 Broadcasting & Cable Hall Of Fame 27th Anniversary Gala at Grand Hyatt New York on October 16, 2017 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

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On Monday, the actress joined Sunny Hostin, Whoopi Goldberg, and guest co-host Sara Haines on the talk show by videoing in from the comfort of her home. 

During the episode, their topics ranged from parenting in the "new normal" of social distancing to the promised stimulus package. 

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Behar's presence was met with a healthy round of applause from fans who were glad to see her return. "We missed you [Joy Behar], been watching since day 1," a fan tweeted. "Finally! It's not the view without Joy !" another fan exclaimed.

Behar reportedly admitted that she embarked on the leave due to her daughters' insistence because she's in a higher risk group due to her age. While the famous writer admits she's perfectly healthy, she is taking no chances. 

Behar is not the only co-host working from home

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Though none of the show's cast or crew have tested positive for the virus, the show has taken several precautions to make sure everyone still working remains safe. Some of the precautions include the suspension of an in-studio audience. 

There was also a replacement of tables as the smaller center stage table was traded in for a much bigger one, allowing co-hosts to sit with several feet between them to practice social distancing. 

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Behar is not the only co-host working from home, Whoopi Goldberg also announced last week that she would not be coming into the studio to work but would instead broadcast from her home. "With all this inconsistency between the governor and the mayor, it wasn't good for me," she said

Along with Behar and Goldberg, Meghan McCain will also be filming from a remote location — she is reportedly expecting her first child with husband, Ben Domenech.

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