Fans of the daytime talk show The View were left spinning after a promotional video for the upcoming season appeared to leave out a crucial co-host, Whoopi Goldberg, 67, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Fans swarmed social media to voice outrage as Goldberg appeared to be left out as a main cast member in the upcoming season’s trailer.In the 80-second trailer for Season 27, which will kick off on September 5, the show’s familiar faces were seen rambling off three words they would use to describe the long-running program.
While Joy Behar, 80, Sunny Hostin, 54, Alyssa Farrah Griffin, 34, Ana Navarro, 51, and Sara Haines, 45, were all featured front and center, Goldberg was only shown at the very end of the promo video.For only a few seconds, Goldberg graced the screen by popping out from behind a camera. The difference was quickly picked up on by viewers who feared it meant Goldberg wouldn’t play a major role in the upcoming season, as opposed to her current role as a leading co-host four days of the week.
Confused fans made a point to call out that Goldberg was one of the main reasons they tuned in weekly.”Uh ohhh, I don’t see Whoopi.” replied one user on X, formerly known as Twitter. Another chimed in, “Where’s Whoopi?”
While some fans were quick to point out that Goldberg was confirmed as a co-host for Season 27, viewers continued to call out their concern for her shorten appearance in the trailer.
“Ya’ll had me for a second there. I got scared that Whoopi wasn’t coming back,” wrote another X user who congratulated the ladies of The View on another season.