“The View” co-host Nicolle Wallace will not be returning to the talk show next season.
A Variety report says that Wallace wasn’t offered a new co-host contract by ABC because she didn’t offer “enough dissent about political issues and continually voicing her lack of knowledge about celebrities.”
Wallace was hired as a host for the show in September to be the conservative voice at the table. ABC offered her a contributor position going forward, but she has not decided if she’ll take it or leave the show all together.
Wallace is just the latest co-host to leave “The View.” Rosie Perez is also out, leaving Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symone and Michelle Collins at the table for Season 19, which premieres in mid-September.
According to Variety, ABC is looking for two more names to fill out the show in hopes of resuscitating “The View’s” slipping ratings. “Good Morning America Weekend” anchor Paula Faris and “Fuller House” star Candace-Cameron Bure are reportedly in talks to take over those two spots. Molly Sims, Sherri Shepherd, Stacy London and Wallace — if she agrees to take to contributor position — would rotate as guest hosts.