'The View' Co-Host Ana Navarro Compares Removal From Show to 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

The View co-host Ana Navarro said that being removed from the show's set on live TV due to her positive COVID test turned into an episode of the popular Larry David comedy show Curb Your Enthusiasm.

On Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris' appearance on The View was abruptly changed after Navarro and co-host Sunny Hostin tested positive for COVID despite being fully vaccinated.

Harris ended up joining the hosts remotely despite being in the studio. She spoke with co-hosts Joy Behar and Sara Haines for less than 10 minutes towards the end of the episode.

"It takes so much work to do an interview like this and it's something that we were excited about we were prepared to ask some tough questions we were very proud to have the vice president come on The View and and then all of a sudden it turned into like an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm," Navarro said on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 later that day.

Navarro said that she and Hostin learned about the COVID positive results while they were sitting on set before they were asked to go backstage.

"All indications are [that they] might be false positives," she added. "The vice president was in a separate room, we had no contact with her for the entire day."

Navarro explained that she typically gets tested every week, including before coming into the building where the set is located.

She said on Anderson Cooper's show that she was retested for COVID and the results came back as two negatives.

According to CNN, Hostin also tested negative for the virus.

During Friday's The View episode, the producers and hosts were confused about what to do as Harris' segment was coming up.

Behar ended up explaining to viewers that Navarro and Hostin have to leave and said "we'll tell you why in a couple of minutes" before breaking into commercials.

After both co-hosts left the set, Behar asked producers: "Shall I introduce the vice president? No? Okay, shall we dance? Let's do a tap dance!"

As Harris' segment kept on being delayed, Behar tried to kill time by taking random questions from the audience, shortly before it was decided that Harris would join them remotely.

"In the meantime, while Sarah and I do a little tap dancing, we're taking questions from the audience which we never do, but it's better than just hearing us talk to each other, I think," Behar said at the time on Friday.

After she eventually appeared, Harris discussed COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and misinformation. The vice president also addressed the treatment of Haitian migrants at the southern border, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the Texas abortion ban.

On Saturday morning, Navarro tweeted a video about the incident and offered thanks, adding that she is quarantining in New York while waiting on the results of a third COVID test. She also wrote in her Twitter post: "Feeling good and hoping it was just an inopportune, very public false positive. Please get vaccinated and stay safe folks, so we can beat this damn thing, once and for all."

Feeling good and hoping it was just an inopportune, very public false positive.

Please get vaccinated and stay safe folks, so we can beat this damn thing, once and for all. pic.twitter.com/rZp45Yboz0

— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) September 25, 2021
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The View co-host Ana Navarro said that being removed from the show's set on live TV due to her positive COVID test turned into an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. In this screengrab, she speaks during the Latino Inaugural 2021: Inheritance, Resilience and Promise event hosted by the Biden Inaugural Committee on January 19, 2021. Photo by Handout/Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty Images