- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
“There seems to be something happening here that I’m not 100 percent aware of,” Joy Behar said as the show began a new segment. “Can someone please apprise me of the situation?”
“We need the two of you to step off for a second,” an off-camera voice said to Hostin and Navarro.
Behar was then prepared to introduce the vice president when another off-camera voice said, “No.” Harris would go on to appear on the show remotely, from another studio at ABC’s New York headquarters.
After the show returned from a commercial break, Behar and Sara Haines, who had been seated at one side of the show’s semicircular desk opposite Hostin and Navarro, had moved to the center. Behar then told the audience what happened.
“Since this is going to be a major news story any minute now, what happened is that Sunny and Ana apparently both tested positive for COVID,” Behar said. “No matter how hard we try, these things happen, they probably have a breakthrough case and they’ll be OK I’m sure, because they are both vaccinated up the wazoo.”
A further twist happened after the show’s taping ended: People editor Nigel Smith, who was in the audience for the show, reported that a producer came to the set and told those in attendance that subsequent rapid tests for Hostin and Navarro came back negative.
Reps for The View have not responded to multiple requests for comment from The Hollywood Reporter.
Clips of the confusion on The View began circulating right after it happened. Watch it below.
— The Chat (@LiveOnTheChat) September 24, 2021
Sept. 24, 3:40 p.m. Updated with reports of subsequent negative tests for Hostin and Navarro.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day