Ana Navarro, one of two co-hosts who were removed from ABC’s “The View” live on air Friday due to positive COVID-19 tests, has since revealed the results were false positives.
Halfway through Friday’s broadcast, producers notified Navarro and Sunny Hostin in their earpieces that they would have to leave the Hot Topics table, leaving Joy Behar and Sara Haines to host the balance of the show on their own. The remaining hosts frequently struggled to pass the time, at one point taking questions from the crowd but frequently being unable to hear the questions due to their masks.
The drama on Friday was amplified by the fact that Navarro and Hostin were pulled just as Vice President Kamala Harris was on her way to the studio for an in-person interview. Despite the fact that Harris arrived at the building, producers explained that her appearance would take place remotely from a separate room as a precaution.
“We were very excited to have the vice president come on ‘The View.’ And then all of a sudden it turned into an episode of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’” Navarro said of Friday’s drama in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “It was just surreal.”
Navarro also spilled the beans on what she discovered behind the scenes. Navarro stated that both the PCR and antigen tests she took came back false positive while waiting in her dressing room after being escorted out of the studio. She stated that she couldn’t discuss Hostin’s results due to privacy concerns.
“So we took a rapid antigen test, and we took a PCR, both have come back false positive for me,” Navarro said.
Navarro also told Cooper that as a guest co-host for the talk show she gets tested weekly.
“Feeling good and hoping it was just an inopportune, very public false positive,” Navarro tweeted as an update on Saturday. “Please get vaccinated and stay safe folks, so we can beat this damn thing, once and for all.”
She has since posted on social media that a third COVID test came back negative.
“Obviously what happened yesterday was a false positive, a very public, a very inopportune, a very melodramatic false positive. But fortunately we now tested three times. All three have been negative,” she added on Instagram.
(Source: Fox News)