Jenny McCarthy is looking back at her time on ‘The View’ in a new shocking expose.
The actress, 46, detailed her time as the 11th co-host on the daytime talk show, and slammed Barbara Walters and her bizarre behaviour in Ramin Setoodeh’s new tell-all, Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of “The View”.
In an excerpt obtained by Vulture, McCarthy didn’t hold back.
McCarthy, who acted as co-host in 2013 and 2014, said dealing with Walters, 89, made the job hard from the start, “Imagine a woman like Barbara Walters. It’s her last year and she doesn’t want to leave. Think about that. And I’m the new b**ch there.”
She added, “You know the movie ‘Mommie Dearest’? I remember as a child watching that movie and going, ‘Holy cow!’ I’ve never seen a woman yell like that before until I worked with Barbara Walters.”
Walters allegedly also had the final say in McCarthy’s clothing: “Barbara would check out what I was wearing. If she didn’t agree with it, or it didn’t complement her outfit, I had to change. Mind you, she doesn’t look at anyone’s clothes but mine. There were times when she’d say, ‘Change,’ and she’d make people run out and get that dress in her size. I was a human Barbie doll.”
A rep for “The View” told ET Canada they have “no comment” about this book.
This isn’t the first time McCarthy talked about her negative time on the ABC show. In December McCarthy appeared on “Watch What Happens Live” and revealed she was asked to “act Republican” while they were live on the air.
“They came to my dressing room and said, ‘Can you just act Republican, so we have another point of view?’ And I said, ‘How do I act Republican?’ So then they figured out how to get a Republican.”
Read more of the excerpt here.