THE View star Sunny Hostin revealed how she really feels about her co-hosts in a new interview on Good Morning America.
The 54-year-old, who became a permanent co-host of the talk show in 2016, spoke about how she and her colleagues treat each other when they leave the table.
On Monday, Sunny and Ana Navarro sat down with GMA’s Linsey Davis to discuss the new season of “The View,” which premiered last week.
Linsey asked the women to reveal the “secret sauce” behind The View’s success.
Ana went first and shared, “Being there for 27 years is epic in itself.
“And I think it’s Barbara Walters, part of her great legacy.
“For starting this show for women, by women, with women who heard our voices. The secret sauce? I would tell you it’s authenticity.”
Sunny then chimed in and added her thoughts: “It’s the ladies. There are five of us. We love each other.
“Despite what you may hear, we understand each other, even though we are very different in many ways.
“And we leave everything on the table after the discussion. And there’s so much to talk about.”
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She continued, “I mean, our Hot Topics days, where we do all the Hot Topics, are our highest rated.
“Because for some reason people want to hear what we have to say.”
Although the host mentioned that there are “five ladies” on “The View,” there are currently six permanent hosts who rotate, with usually only five at the table at a time.
In addition to Sunny and Ana, Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Haines, Joy Behar and Alyssa Farah Griffin also host the talk show.
Fans have often called out Sunny and Alyssa for their on-air feuds, including last week during a Hot Topics discussion.
Joy, who took over hosting duties when Whoopi was ill, had to switch to commercial as her colleagues dueled.
Sunny and Alyssa discussed former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and her involvement in the parental rights movement.
At one point, Sunny countered one of Alyssa’s arguments: “Do you know why this is a problem? Because you’re taking money away from public schools—”
Alyssa quickly replied: “Didn’t you go to a private school?”
Her rival admitted: “I went to a private school. I had the privilege of going to a private school – “
Alyssa interrupted herself: “But then why shouldn’t all students have this access?”
Sunny began to answer, but co-host Joy interrupted the fighting panelists and insisted, “We have to go. We must go. We can keep going when we get back.”
The show then cut to a commercial as Alyssa appeared visibly upset with Sunny.