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Fans Fear Whoopi Goldberg Might Be Quitting 'The View' Due to Absence From Promo Video

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By Favour Adegoke on August 18, 2023 at 2:15 PM EDT

With Season 27 of "The View" on the way, fans got the shock of their lives after seeing veteran panelist Whoopi Goldberg not appear in the initial scenes of the promo video.

Although Goldberg later appeared towards the end, fans voiced their worry later on that they had feared she had quit the show ahead of the next season.

In a separate video, Goldberg explained why she and her co-hosts are not part of the ongoing actor and radio artist strike, which has grounded the entertainment industry for weeks.

Keep on reading to learn more.

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Whoopi Goldberg Is Barely In New 'The View' Promo Video

Whoopi Goldberg at Accessories Council 25th Annual ACE Awards

Per The Sun, Goldberg recently got fans concerned that she might be quitting "The View" after she was spotted missing from the initial scenes for a promo video for the show's next season.

In the promo video, which was released on Wednesday, Goldberg's co-hosts Joy Behar, 80, Sunny Hostin, 54, Ana Navarro, 51, Sara Haines, 45, and Alyssa Farah Griffin, 34, could be seen giving different views as to what fans should expect when season 27 debuts on September 5.

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All five gave three words each to describe the show. Behar called it "wild, powerful, and dangerous," while Hostin described it as "electric, fearless, and fun." Others also made statements that seemed to imply that fans were in for a thrill.

Just as the video was about to wrap up, Ana quipped, "Where's Whoopi?" to which the "Sister's Act" star suddenly appeared in front of the camera and said, "I'm right here."

She added, "We'll see everybody next season. Keep talking!" then went off the camera to where she presumably was before her appearance.

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Fans React To Whoopi Goldberg's Absence

Whoopi Goldberg attends the Shorts Program: The History of White People in America

After the promo for the video was shared on Navarro's Instagram page, followers of the show responded in the comment section that Goldberg's initial absence caused them to fear she was ending her run on the show.

One fan said, "Alright now, Whoopi girl, don't play like that, while another commented, "Don't scare me like that!"

Another fan said, "I got stressed when I didn't see Whoopi. Bring on next season, ladies."

Apart from fans concerned about what appeared to be a prank pulled on them by the show producers, the mood was generally one of anticipation for the new season.

A fourth follower commented, "Can't wait to see you ladies. Wishing you much success on the new season. Love you girls."

One more person said, "There is so much happening NOW! Can't wait."

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Fans Thought SAG Strike Affected' The View'

Whoopi Goldberg seen posing with the twins as leaving the view in NYC

Previously, fans were also worried that "The View's" host might take a break from the show due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike that has shut down major and minor movie projects in Hollywood for weeks.

Approximately 160,000 individuals registered under the association as actors, radio artists, or media professionals have been striking, demanding better pay and working conditions from Hollywood production companies.

Big names like George Clooney, Dwayne Johnson, Mandy Moore, Shonda Rhimes, and Steven Spielberg have all voiced their support for the strike.

Several talks have been held between both parties, but these talks have yet to yield any proper fruit that would lead to the aggrieved association members calling off the strike.

Whoopi Goldberg Explains Why 'The View' Is Still On Despite The Strike

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Fans' fears of the show going on break during the strike turned out to be unfounded, as seen in an explanatory live broadcast from Goldberg.

In the broadcast, Goldberg revealed that "The View" and other similar shows do not work under the same contract as SAG-AFTRA.

She revealed, per The Sun, "Like the soaps, soap operas, game shows, and new shows, we work under a different kind of contract, which is called the Network Code, which means we are allowed to continue on."

The veteran actress added, "As we are not actors at the table, acting [on] The View, it's a different kind of contract."

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Goldberg also noted that being under a different contract enables them to still work like they used to. However, she pointed out that she was in support of the strike and shared her hope that it "all work[s] out for everybody."

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