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The View's Joy Behar Candidly Compares New Conservative Cohost Alyssa Farah Griffin To Meghan McCain

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Aug. 5 2022, Published 12:28 p.m. ET

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It seems Alyssa Farah Griffin will be a breath of fresh air for Joy Behar after often clashing with former conservative cohost Meghan McCain.

Behar, 79, shared her opinion on the new television personality joining the panel after ABC confirmed her seat next to the longtime hosts on Thursday, August 4.

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"Alyssa has got a whole different personality. I think it will be smoother, frankly," Behar said comparing her presence to that of McCain's, which saw her leave The View last year after an up-and-down four-season run. "I think this girl is going to do very well — I call her girl because she's only 32 years old."

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Along with the former White House director of strategic communications during President Donald Trump's administration, longtime guest cohost Ana Navarro will also be taking to the Hot Topics table full time come September.

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As for what advice Behar would give the ladies, the veteran TV star offered, "This show is a volleyball game, it's not a golf game. If you know to hit the ball and wait for it to come back to you, you'll be fine. That's the only advice I ever give anybody."

From the sound of it, Griffin already seems ready to take the ladies in a game, as she teased of her presence, "It's going to get sporty, it's going to get feisty." However, the controversial new host maintained she will be respectfully conversing with her fellow hosts rather than take aim at their jugulars — which fans have seen happen in the past.

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"I also am someone who'd like to disagree respectfully. I adore these women so hopefully that comes across," Griffin lamented of Whoopi Goldberg, Behar, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines.

Speaking of respect, it seems Behar showed former cohost McCain anything but that during their time together, which is what led to the outspoken republican's decision to ultimately walk away from the job.

During a recent podcast appearance, the daughter of John McCain spilled what ultimately led to her exit, citing a rude remark Behar made upon her return from maternity leave after welcoming daughter Liberty.

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“I finally went back to the show, and the day I went back to the show, Joy Behar said on air, ‘Nobody missed you, we didn’t miss you, you shouldn’t have come back,'” she recalled. “And I just … I started hysterically crying."

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After returning to her office following the major TV snub from her cohost, McCain revealed she threw up and then phoned her brother, who told her to leave the ABC chat show, which has been accused of being a "toxic" workplace environment in the past.

Entertainment Tonight first reported Behar's comparison.

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