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Drama at ‘The View’: COVID tests were ‘false positives,’ co-host reveals

Written by on September 27, 2021

(Fox News) – Ana Navarro, one of two co-hosts who were pulled from ABC’s “The View” live on air Friday due to positive COVID-19 tests, has since revealed the results that caused the chaos were false positives.

Producers informed Navarro and Sunny Hostin in their earpieces halfway through Friday’s broadcast that they would have to leave the Hot Topics table, leaving Joy Behar and Sara Haines to conduct the rest of the show on their own. The remaining hosts often struggled to kill time, at one point taking questions from the audience, but often not being able to hear the questions that were muffled by their masks. 

Friday’s drama was even more pronounced considering Navarro and Hostin were pulled just as Vice President Kamala Harris was on her way to the studio for an in-person interview. Even though Harris made it to the building, producers explained her appearance would end up taking place remotely from a separate room out of precaution.

“We were very excited to have the vice president come on ‘The View.’ And then all of a sudden it turned into an episode of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,'” Navarro said of Friday’s drama in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “It was just surreal.”

Navarro also revealed what she discovered behind the scenes. While waiting in her dressing room after being ushered out of the studio, Navarro said both the PCR and antigen tests she took came back false positive. She said she couldn’t speak to Hostin’s results out of privacy.

“So we took a rapid antigen test, and we took a PCR, both have come back false positive for me,” Navarro said.

Navarro also told Cooper that as a guest co-host for the talk show she gets tested weekly.


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