Meghan McCain, E.D. Hill To Guest Host "The View" During Elisabeth Hasselbeck Maternity Leave
While Elisabeth Hasselbeck is out on maternity leave this fall, "The View" will be replacing her with Meghan McCain and "terrorist fist jab" former Fox News anchor E.D. Hill.
The New York Post's Maxine Shen reports that McCain will guest host the show for three days, starting September 9 (the Wednesday after Labor Day).
The daughter of John & Cindy McCain will be joining the show on the one-year anniversary of her first appearance on the show, when she shared an awkward hug with Barbara Walters.
In March, McCain made headlines appearing on the show again, when she told Laura Ingraham, who had been criticizing her weight, to "kiss my fat ass!" She then served as a guest host for two days in April.
Earlier this week, McCain tweeted about special announcements coming up but gave no indication what they were.
"Going to LA next week to film something so crazy and amazing, I promise all will be revealed but SO EXCITED and SURPRISED to be asked!!" said one tweet. "And then I have another very special announcement coming up in September, gonna be a busy few weeks/month," said the follow-up. Both tweets have since been deleted.
While the Post describes McCain as "the divisive daughter of Sen. John McCain," it's Hill that may prove to be a more controversial choice of co-host.
"ABC has also confirmed that former Fox News Channel anchor E.D. Hill has been lined-up as a guest host, since Hasselbeck isn't due back to work until mid-October," Shen writes.
Hill gained notoriety in 2008 when asking on Fox News whether a fist bump shared between Barack and Michelle Obama was secretly a "terrorist fist jab." She would lose her show shortly thereafter and leave the network later in the year.
Hill guest-hosted "The View" last October when Hasselbeck was out on a class trip with her daughter Grace.