After announcing that she would retire when her contract expires in 2022, critics of The View, the daytime talk show on ABC, are ecstatic. When her contract runs out in 2022, Joy Behar, 77, has announced that she will retire.

Behar has been a part of the program for twenty-one seasons and has impacted millions of Americans who watch it to get their daily dose of what’s happening in America.

During an interview with journalist Ramin Setoodeh’s book The Explosive Inside Story of the View, which will be published in paperback, Behar announced her plan to depart from The View.

Many people adore Behar, while many others despise her. Because of her political beliefs, she has rubbed a lot of individuals the wrong way throughout the years – especially given President Trump’s election to office.

Behar was giddy throughout the interview, particularly when she spoke about how she planned to depart the program when her deal with ABC expired.

“I have a three-year contract,” Behar stated in the book. “But that doesn’t mean I can’t leave if I want to, because they can’t really do anything to me at this point. I don’t see myself staying for more [time]. That’s it!”

The show’s liberal is Behar. She also stated that she might not quit if she doesn’t feel well enough to continue. It all depends on how she feels as she progresses.

“I could be wrong. If I’m as fabulous in [2022] as I am now, I’ll think about. But the chances of that happening…” she said, pausing. “You know, time marches on. I’m not a kid.”

Variety wanted to know if the interview was genuine, so they confronted The View and asked them whether Behar’s retirement was a certainty. Variety wanted to find out if Behar was really going to let her contract run out in 2022.

The show’s PR representative denied that Behar was leaving, telling Variety that the news “is not correct.”

The spokesperson said: “Joy was asked what happens at the end of her contract and as she herself made clear in the interview if she’s ‘as fabulous in [2022] as I am now,’ she will be in her seat at the table.”

Behar has been a Democrat since the show’s inception. She has been there longer than the program’s founder, Barbra Walters, who left in 2014 at the age of 84.

In 2013, ABC dismissed Behar because she was too political. She was invited back to the program as a guest, however. However, two years later, she was reinstated as a full-time host on the show.

With the recent publication of her book The Great Gasbag: An A–Z Study Guide to Surviving Trump World, she is gaining more attention.

Behar was absent from The View while the coronavirus was spreading.

“I’m in a higher-risk group because of my age, however I am perfectly healthy,” she said.

From her home in the Hamptons, she has been calling in for her appearances on the show.