According to a new report from The Daily Beast‘s Lloyd Grove, conservative firebrand Meghan McCain is considering leaving the ABC daytime talk show for good after two seasons of fiery debate.
Multiple sources close to the co-host told The Daily Beast that McCain is tired of “feeling like a caged animal,” particularly as frequent negative publicity continues to leave her feeling “exhausted and defeated.” Said one friend of McCain’s, “It’s getting to the point where it’s not worth the emotional toll every week.”
According to The Daily Beast, McCain is “seriously considering” leaving The View when this season ends, in August. ABC is reportedly paying her close to $1,000,000 per year on the daytime show, but the constant drama has made McCain hesitant to accept their offer to return for Season 23.
Grove spoke with multiple sources close to McCain who said that she is tired of the endless fights, leaks about her backstage behavior, and media scrutiny that come with hosting The View. One source described McCain as “feeling like a caged animal,” while another said that she’s spent much of Season 22 feeling “so exhausted and defeated.” Another friend told The Daily Beast that the on- and off-camera discord is “getting to the point where it’s not worth the emotional toll every week.” They continued, “If she doesn’t stay at The View, she will find other work.”