Ana Navarro shock: ‘The View’ star worries fans after being absent despite permanent position

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JANUARY 17: Ana Navarro attends the 2022 King Holiday Observance Beloved Community Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church on January 17, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Fans are excited because a new “The View” season has just aired, but many viewers have noticed a significant change at the hosts’ table; where is Ana Navarro?

The 26th season of Good Housekeeping aired earlier this week, as reported by Outsider, and Navarro was noticeably absent from the other hosts: Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, and Sunny Hostin.

After the first episode aired on ABC, many fans expressed their concern on social media, questioning the Republican host about what happened because she missed her first day of work.

One wrote:

“I was waiting to see you in the view today? You weren’t there, [what happened]?”

Another wrote:

“MISS YOU SO MUCH. Hurry home, we need to see your face, & hear your outspoken, spot on words.”

Even the next day (September 7), Navarro missed the show; what could have caused her absence?

The republican commentator is a “permanent co-host” on the famed ABC talk show, but she will not be on the show full-time.

Navarro stated in a previous interview that she couldn’t commit full-time to “The View” due to other obligations in Florida.

She also needs to spend time with her husband and dog.

She will continue working as a political commentator for CNN and being a permanent co-host.

In a statement about Navarro’s addition to the list of co-hosts for this season, executive Brian Teta said the commentator has “made an indelible impact” on the show since she became a host.

He said:

“She is a strong independent thinker with savvy insight, not to mention that she is whip-smart and fiercely funny. We are very happy to officially welcome her as a co-host.”

In a previous statement, Navarro revealed that her time as a guest host on “The View” encouraged her to try new things outside her comfort zone.

Previously, the TV personality stated that she would only discuss politics, but because of the show, she would also discuss pop culture and “things that are relatable.”

“The View” airs on ABC every Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. ET.