Whoopi Goldberg Will Not Be Changing Her View

FILE - This Feb. 28, 2016, file photo, shows Whoopi Goldberg at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. The host of ABC’s “The View” on Monday, March 13, 2017, condemned a story that circulated last week falsely claiming that she said Navy SEAL widow Carryn Owens appeared at President Donald Trump's speech before Congress for the "attention." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

According to Variety, Whoopi Goldberg has made the decision to return to The View for its twenty-first season. This will also mark Goldberg’s tenth anniversary on the talk show.

The contract renewal is an important one for ABC, because Goldberg, who has served as moderator on the show, has been considered to be the force holding the show together since creator Barbara Walters retired from the show in 2014. Goldberg has been on the show since 2007, making her one of the longest-running cast members, besides Joy Behar, who was part of the original 1997 cast. Additionally, Walters was on the show for 17 years before her retirement she still has the distinction of being a longer-running cast member than Goldberg.

Recently, ratings for the show have been higher as they have shifted their focus to more political discussions in addressing the news and scandals that have plagued the Donald Trump administration as well as his campaign.

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