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  • Whoopi Goldberg signed a multi-year deal to stay on “The View”
  • Specific financial details of the deal were not disclosed publicly
  • The Hollywood star will remain as host for four more years

Whoopi Goldberg will remain as one of the co-hosts of “The View” for at least four more seasons, according to a report. 

The 65-year-old Hollywood star has signed a multi-year deal with ABC’s daytime talk show, securing her gig as one of its hosts for four more years, sources told The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday.

Although financial details stipulated in the deal were not disclosed, sources confirmed that Goldberg will be part of the show from the recently launched 25th season to its 28th season. 

The deal is extending Goldberg’s stay on the talk show after being part of it for 15 seasons already. She started appearing on “The View” in 2007, so she is now considered one of the show’s longest-tenured co-hosts.

Goldberg will henceforth continue to co-host the show alongside Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines.

Her new contract was negotiated at a time when producers are “taking a little time to fill the seat” left by Megan McCain, who exited “The View” in early August after being part of its panel since 2017, as per Deadline

At the time of her exit, McCain, 36, said she made the decision to leave the talk show because she wanted to spend more time with her new daughter Liberty and husband Ben Domenech. 

Since the people behind the show are still unable to find a replacement for McCain, they will be bringing in a number of conservative guest co-hosts for the time being. The lineup includes Condoleezza Rice, Gretchen Carlson, Mia Love, Mary Katharine Ham, Cameran Eubanks and Alyssa Farah. 

Meanwhile, apart from her hosting gig, Goldberg continues to be active as an actress. Her recent credits include the miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand” and the Epix series “Godfather of Harlem,” according to Variety

Goldberg was also asked to reprise her role as Guinan from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” for the Paramount Plus series “Star Trek: Picard.”

“The View” officially returned for its 25th season on Sept. 7 after wrapping up its previous installment in August. It remains to be the top daytime network and syndicated talk show based on number of viewers.
Whoopi Goldberg Comedian Whoopi Goldberg, pictured May 14, 2014, could be leaving "The View," but it's probably not because of co-host Candace Cameron Bure. Photo: Getty Images