Jenny McCarthy and “The View” were never meant to be.
The model and comedian opened up to author Ramin Setoodeh about her short-but-turbulent time on the daytime roundtable talk show. “I was only there a year, I knew it wasn’t really my place to be,” she said on her SiriusXM show on Thursday. “The way they handled everyone’s firing was, I think, unprofessional. Terribly unprofessional.”
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“Towards the end of the season, I was getting other offers to do shows,” McCarthy, 46, shared. “So my agent said, ‘Will you let us know if this is working out, because it doesn’t feel like it is, but let us know because we want to take other jobs,’ and they said, ‘Yeah, she’s fine, we’re going to bring her back, we love her.’ It was all a lie, it was all a lie so we wouldn’t take the next job.”
Continued McCarthy: “I even said that to them, I’m a single mother with a special needs kid — not that that’s a reason to keep anybody — but to keep me away from other work when I have other TV offers and I turn them down, is really sh**ty. Everything was just handled poorly.”
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According to the former Playboy model, one of the most challenging members of the panel was moderator Whoopi Goldberg. “I will say Whoopi would throw to a commercial break just as you wanted to make your point of view and she had a very dominating voice,” McCarthy noted. “Not only sounding, but it’s scary, almost like fierce, you don’t want to f**k with her.”
McCarthy is one of the subjects of Setoodeh’s new tell-all Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View.
You can watch her entire interview with Setoodeh in the video above.