Whoopi Goldberg is returning to “The View.”
Goldberg previously revealed that her future with the daytime talk show was up in the air.
“I have to do it, baby, because I have to go and grow,” Goldberg revealed to Wendy Williams last September. “I got stuff to do. I got movies I need to direct. I got books I got to finish.” She added, “this was great and I love doing it, but it’s been a while and they’re in their 20th season. They did this without me.”
However, come May, it appeared as though the 62-year-old actress was backtracking on her statements, telling “ET” she’d be on the panel “for as long as I need to be.”
“This new administration’s so inept, [it] makes it hard to walk away,” she said at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City. “But, you know, the women are good and the table is settled and, you know, it’ll be fine. It’ll all be fine.
“We have to just pay better attention to what’s happening in the Congress and the Senate. And if we can do that, we can sort of balance it, so that real people actually get taken care of.”
Meanwhile, a source close to the situation confirmed to Deadline that the controversial host is sticking around, for now. According to the insider, Donald Trump’s presidency has played a huge role in Goldberg’s decision to remain on the show.
“The View,” which is reportedly enjoying an uptick in ratings, has experienced its fair share of drama, with quick exits of stars including Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez, Raven-Symone, Candace Cameron Bure, Michelle Collins, and Nicolle Wallace.
In 2007, Goldberg joined “The View’s” 11th season. Season 21, which is slated to kick off in early September, marks her 10th anniversary with the show.