Eboni K. Williams discusses replacing Meghan McCain on The View


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Real Housewives of New York star Eboni K. Williams is open to the idea of replacing Meghan McCain as a co-host on The View.

The reality star revealed she would be 'extremely excited' to discuss the possibility of joining the long running daytime talk show while making an appearance on the podcast Behind The Velvet Rope With David Yontef.

Eboni, 37, is among those named recently announced as a temporary guest host on The View while producers spend some time finding a suitable replacement. 

New gig? Real Housewives of New York star Eboni K. Williams is open to the idea of replacing Meghan McCain as a co-host on The View, she revealed during a podcast appearance

'It's an incredible platform,' she said of The View. 

While discussing the show, which Williams called 'an institution', she expressed her interest to return to her TV hosting roots.  

When asked if she would take the gig as co-host if offered, Eboni added: 'I guess the short answer is, that would be something I would be extremely excited to have a conversation about because the topics on there are so important.'

'The ability to sit with one another's perspectives without sitting to respond, but sitting to listen, going back to that skill, we learn in law school, the ability to listen and not just only be stuck in your argument, but be open to just some level of fluidity in your thinking in your unconscious bias,' she continued.

What is next: The reality star revealed she would be 'extremely excited' to discuss the possibility of joining the long running daytime talk show while making an appearance on the podcast Behind The Velvet Rope With David Yontef

'So I think all of those things are pretty unique opportunities on a platform like The View and could be interesting.'

Eboni is among the handful of women picked to temporarily step into the shoes left vacated when Meghan McCain abruptly exited before the end of her contract.

Among those who have been announced are 'Utah congresswoman Mia Love, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, former Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson, and cable news regulars S.E. Cupp, Eboni K. Williams, Alyssa Farah, Mary Katherine Ham, and Cameran Eubanks,' according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In her chair: Eboni is among the handful of women picked to temporarily step into the shoes left vacated when Meghan McCain abruptly exited before the end of her contract along with Utah congresswoman Mia Love, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina

The outlet added that the network is 'taking a little time' to make a decision on a permanent replacement and will rotate guest hosts until then. 

Eboni had made a name for herself on the cable news circuit before joining the Real Housewives of New York this season. She made history as the first black Housewife of New York.  

Her entre into the Bravo universe hasn't be easy as she has butted heads with both Ramona and Luann all season.

Fans haven't warmed to the ladies of the Big Apple this year either and in July, the show recorded its lowest rated episode of all-time, earning only 764,000 live viewers. (The only episodes rated lower were the 'secrets' recap episodes for season seven and 12.)

Struggling: Eboni had made a name for herself on the cable news circuit before joining the Real Housewives of New York this season; RHONY is struggling in the ratings this year

Eboni recently hit back at a story online that claimed she had looked into taking legal action against Bravo after they were planning to drop her from the show.

Williams wrote on Instagram: 'Lies. Your "sources" are either liars or idiots. There is no legal cause of action for not being renewed. So thirsty for clicks and raggedy hateful comments. "Allegedly" my ass.'

The denials come after it was revealed the next season is in such turmoil as its ratings nosedive that the cast members have been informed the reunion filming has been delayed from August 5 until at least September and the show won't begin filming for next season until 2022.

An insider recently told DailyMail.com exclusively: 'All hell is breaking loose behind the scenes at the Real Housewives of New York. While the cameras are down, the drama is continuing.'

Drama: Fans haven't warmed to the ladies of the Big Apple this year either and in July, the show recorded its lowest rated episode of all-time, earning only 764,000 live viewers. (The only episodes rated lower were the 'secrets' recap episodes for season seven and 12.)

Five different production sources reached out to DailyMail.com to say that Shed, the production company, is in a panic and have written to the women to say that the reunion has been moved from August 5 to a date to be determined in September.

And the cast – which currently features Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Leah McSweeney and Eboni K. Williams - has been informally advised that taping of a new season will not occur until early in 2022 rather than late 2021 as planned.

A spokesperson for Bravo had no comment when contacted by DailyMail.com at the time.

The insider continued: 'The cast is completely divided and the women are not getting along with each other.

'Filming ended with all of the women as friends, but as soon as the show started airing, Eboni K. Williams went to war against her cast mates – particularly Ramona and Luann and the audience is switching off week after week.'

Delays: And the cast – which currently features Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Leah McSweeney and Eboni K. Williams - has been informally advised that taping of a new season will not occur until early in 2022 rather than late 2021 as planned