A dramatic scene performed out on “The View” on Friday morning when two of the present’s hosts, Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin, had been directed to go away the set stay on the air after each had apparently examined constructive for the coronavirus.
“The View” had simply returned from a business break about quarter-hour into the present and the 4 hosts of had been on the verge of introducing Vice President Kamala Harris for an in-person interview. ABC Information had been billing it as Ms. Harris’ first in-studio interview since taking workplace.
Then the mayhem started.
“OK, we’re again, there appears to be one thing occurring right here that I’m not 100% conscious of,” mentioned Pleasure Behar, one of many hosts, as she glanced across the set, trying perplexed. “Can somebody please apprise me of the state of affairs?”
Within the background, a producer was overheard saying, “I would like the 2 of you to step off for a second,” apparently gesturing to Ms. Navarro and Ms. Hostin. Each got here off the set.
“So shall I introduce the vice chairman?” Ms. Behar mentioned, trying over to a producer.
“Sure,” the producer replied, earlier than one other particular person off display screen barked, “No!”
“As we at all times do in tv after we’re in a good spot, we’ll be proper again,” Ms. Behar mentioned, earlier than the present abruptly went right into a business break.
When “The View” returned after a five-minute break, Ms. Behar instructed viewers what occurred.
“OK, so since that is going to be a serious information story any minute now, what occurred is Sunny and Ana apparently examined constructive for Covid,” Ms. Behar mentioned. “Regardless of how exhausting we strive, these items occur, they most likely have a breakthrough case. They’ll be OK, I’m certain, as a result of they’re each vaccinated up the wazoo.”
ABC Information didn’t return requests for remark. Whoopi Goldberg, the present’s fifth host, was not on set on Friday.
For the following half-hour, Ms. Behar and her remaining co-host, Sara Haines, scrambled and took questions from the studio viewers as they tried to, as Ms. Behar put it, “faucet dance” their means via what would have been an interview with the vice chairman.
Ms. Harris was ushered to a distant location and joined the present for a short interview by way of satellite tv for pc within the ultimate 10 minutes of the present.