Following weeks of speculation, The View officially named Alyssa Farah Griffin as Meghan McCain’s permanent successor.
The ABC talk show also named Ana Navarro, a frequent sight at The View table recently, as a permanent co-host.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg made the announcements on Thursday’s show, followed by respective montages showcasing both of the new hosts’ highlights on the show so far.
Following the announcement, Griffin walked onto the set and took her spot in the permanent conservative seat.
“If anyone had ever told me I would be sitting at a table with Whoopi Goldberg, I would have said, you are crazy,” she said.
“It is such an honor to be with you ladies every day on this set, and it’s particularly exciting for me today.”
Navarro similarly joined the table after Goldberg announced her as a permanent co-host, joking that she and the show were “finally putting a ring on it and making it official.”
She went on to call her new role “a huge, enormous, incomparable privilege” and noted her immigrant roots, coming to the United States from Nicaragua at the age of eight.
Navarro, an anti-Trump Republican, has made numerous appearances since McCain left the show. She will reportedly remain a CNN contributor and will only be on The View “a few days a week.”
Griffin, who was the White House communications director in the Trump administration, made 29 appearances as a guest host prior to solidifying her spot.
A big congrats to both Griffin and Navarro for their new gig.