Meredith Vieira Gets Real About Her Experience on The View

By Allison Crist Mar 18, 2022 8:36 PMTags

The View has seen more than its fair share of drama over the years.

From Star Jones abruptly announcing her departure on-air to Meghan McCain and Joy Behar regularly trading passive aggressive remarks—not to mention everything that goes down behind the scenes—there's just something about the long-running ABC daytime show that screams "tense." 

At least, that appears to be the case now. According to Meredith Vieira, who was an original moderator and co-host on the show from 1997 to 2006, she never encountered any sticky situations.

"I was at the very beginning of The View, so we all liked each other in the beginning," she joked during E! News' Daily Pop on March 18."I'm only kidding. We all liked each other through my whole time there. I had a great time."

Namely, Meredith added, "because we were on the ground floor building that thing up and it was an amazing experience."

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Now a host on 25 Words or Less—another daytime television show, though like her previous gig Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, it's competition-based—Meredith recently returned to The View in honor of its 25th anniversary. 

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"The people there are so lovely," Meredith said. "They greet you as if you have never left, which is really nice."

At the same time, she admitted, "sometimes there's a truth to the statement, 'You really can't go home again.'"

"I had my experience there," Meredith continued. "It was wonderful; it had its time and place in my life. And I'm glad that I'm in another chapter."

Hear more from her in the above Daily Pop interview.

25 Words or Less airs weekdays. Go to 25words.com to find your local listings.