But when Sykes’ publicist informed her that Farah Griffin – a former aide to ex-President Donald Trump – would also be there as a guest host, Sykes promptly canceled her appearance.
“She didn’t want to be part of helping a Trumper launder her reputation,” an insider who allegedly works on The View told Daily Beast.
The View also reportedly thought about hiring Stephanie Grisham – the former Chief of Staff and Press Secretary for ex-First Lady Melania Trump – and Cassidy Hutchinson – the top aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows who made headlines in recent weeks for her last-minute bombshell testimony regarding the January 6 Capitol riots.
As RadarOnline.com also recently reported, Sykes was not the only one up in arms over Farah Griffin’s role as a guest host – and potential full-time permanent host – for The View.
On Monday, after rumors started swirling that Farah Griffin would be named McCain’s replacement as the program’s permanent conservative host, fans of The View took to social media to express their unenthused and disappointed reactions to the possibility.
"I get the feeling they will hire Alyssa full-time. I'm not a fan at all. They should keep the rotating guest host," one viewer wrote, while another said they would be "out" if Farah Griffin joined the show full-time.
"We don't need toxic Trump rejects for this show to be interesting!" another fan of The View exclaimed.
"Lindsey [Granger] is back on next week so I think she's still in the running although I agree ABC is definitely leaning towards Alyssa,” yet another fan wrote, although they also expressed their support for Farah Griffin’s potential promotion to full-time host.
“And I get it, Lindsey is a bit untested. She's great and she would be my choice but Alyssa is definitely the safer choice.”
So far, Farah Griffin has caused controversy on The View for her unfiltered and contentious discussions on sensitive subjects like the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade and the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol in January 2021.