Raven-Symoné Says She ‘Got Catfished’ To Join ‘The View’ | News

There’s a new podcast that takes us behind the scenes of moments past and present on ABC’s daily talk show, View. In the most recent episode of The view: behind the table (October 12), co-host Sara haines sits down with former co-hosts Corbeau-Symoné, Candace Cameron Bure who were both on the show in 2015 for a candid conversation about the emotional ups and downs they both went through on the show.

The 35-year-old joined View as a co-host at the end of Season 18 while Cameron Bure joined him at the start of Season 19. Both successful child actors, the two said they both felt compelled to defend the communities they represent; Cameron Bure a devout Christian and Symoné who is part of the LGBTQ + community.

Symoné explained that after being invited a few times, she was asked to join the roundtable full time. However, she claims the way the daytime chat festival was originally presented to her was quite different from her actual experiences, leaving her feeling ‘caught’.

“I got caught chatting,” Symoné said. “I thought I was going on a show, like Candace, where it was pop culture and fun and exciting and I got caught chatting, and I learned a good lesson.”

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Symoné notes that she was unaware that the show was going to turn so strongly into politics and that she had always avoided these conversations. She also expressed being the only LGBTQ + member of the roundtable and lobbied to be the face of her community.

“The only reason I really went through a lot of things that I went through was because of Whoopi [Goldberg] and the producers too, ”she explained. “There’s something amazing behind the scenes at The View that kind of balances out all the BS that happens on camera, which makes it tolerable to stick around as long as we’ve done.”

Listen to the episode here.

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