Hold The Phone—Is Monica Lewinsky Joining “The View”?


It’s no secret that the revolving door hosting panel at The View is in a bit of a flux.

With Rosie O’Donnell’s recent departure, the already downsized panel has left only three standing: Moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Nichole Wallace.

Speculation has run rampant that the fourth chair could be filled by a number of recently-tried out guests include Stacy London, Raven-Symoné and Michelle Williams, as ratings continue to plummet.

Related: “The View” Considering Mario Cantone As Rosie O’Donnell’s Replacement

A new report suggests Monica Lewinsky could be filling the noticeable void. Lewinsky has been invited by ABC News to guest appear on the show and discuss her recent “anti-bullying” campaign.

According to Entertainment Weekly, a person close to the ABC daytime chat show says the production would “love” to have the former White House intern as a guest co-host. As they point out, this can often lead to a permanent gig at the table, as was the case for former hosts Sherri Sheppard and Jenny McCarthy.


This would seem a natural fit considering the buzz surrounding Lewinsky as of late with her reemergence into the public eye following a recent highly buzzed about TED Talk and a Vanity Fair essay, both of which dove into her experiences of internet shaming.

Deadline points out a potential rub in the plan, noting that ABC News will likely request access to Hillary Clinton should should choose to run during the next election cycle. Having Lewinsky on staff could make that a little…


Still, co-creator Barbra Walters last year expressed her interest in potentially securing Lewinsky on the show, telling David Letterman, “I think it would be great if she were on The View.

What do you think? Would Monica Lewinsky be a good addition to the panel? Sound off in the comments.