Months after renewing her contract with ABC’s The View, Whoopi Goldberg dropped some surprising news during a stop at The Wendy Williams Show on Friday. Asked whether or not she would be back for a new season in 2017, the Osca-winner responded, “No, probably not…I have to go and grow.”
“I got stuff to do,” she continued, “I have movies I need to direct, I have books I gotta finish. [The View] was great, and I loved doing it, but this it’s been a while. They’re in their 20th season – they did this without me; well, I’ve been here for half of it.”
Goldberg joined The View in 2007 and is currently the show’s longest-running on-air talent.
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The View has had a few African-American co-hosts, like Star Jones, Sherri Shepherd, Goldberg and, most recently, Raven Symone. Whoppi, you will be missed.