Whoopi Goldberg, who has been one of the few steadying ingredients in the often unstable lineup on the ABC daytime institution “The View,” may be charting her exit strategy.
TheWrap reports that Goldberg has told friends she’s fed up with the show and will leave when her contract runs out at the end of this season. Goldberg has been on the talk show since 2007.
“Whether she really means it or could be persuaded to stay remains to be seen,” the story notes. “Goldberg, 60, is in talks with ABC about extending her contract … . Making noise about leaving is a time-honored tactic used to increase bargaining leverage.”
The report, which cites unnamed insiders, notes that ABC executives want Goldberg back. But according to one source, Raven-Symone, who joined “The View” last year, is unlikely to return.