Fans of “The View” are still in shock over news that co-hosts Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy are leaving the ABC morning show. What’s even more surprising is who might be replacing them!
After 17 seasons of female co-hosts, it seems Barbara Walters and company might be open to hiring a man or two to join the panel.
Two names have popped up so far: funnyman Ross Matthews and sports commentator Jesse Palmer.
Walters hinted that a man could be joining the chat show back in April. She told "Extra's" AJ Calloway, “‘The View’ is entering its 18th year. I thought when I created it, the show might last two years. These women are wonderful, and I don’t know, maybe, maybe we’ll add a man… ah, what a thought.”
Walters added, “I think we’ll try some different people, and I think it would be nice to add a man, stay tuned.”
The exit of Shepherd and McCarthy's leaves Whoopi Goldberg as the show's only permanent co-host for now.
“View” co-creator Barbara Walters retired from the show on May 16, but appeared as a guest on Friday’s episode as a guest. The veteran ABC newswoman remains an executive producer.