Bethenny Frankel as the Next Host of ‘The View’?

Bethenny FrankelJust when we thought Bethenny Frankel's run on daytime TV was done, we began hearing rumors that the former Real Housewives of New York star may be angling for a spot on the next season of The View. Now, with news of the firing fest that axed Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd and reports from insiders, we're wondering if this really may be Bethenny's next gig.

A source tells VH1's The Gossip Show:

The View is looking for someone to spice up the show. Someone with lots of opinions and a big personality, and Bethenny is at the top of the list.

Well, I suppose she meets those qualifications, but still. Bethenny seems like the last person that should get the gig. Okay, not the last, but she is definitely not what the show needs.

Frankly, viewers just aren’t interested in her antics anymore. There have been reports that suggested she was “cold” and “offending” to her audience and staff, and it seems like her ego might be a bit out of control. That mixed with the negative press she’s been receiving from her on-going divorce battle and most recent custody case with ex-husband Jason Hoppy, Frankel isn’t garnering any sympathy from fans these days.

Her tendency to come off as obnoxiously self-centered and focused on her own problems more than those of her guests just doesn't make her likeable in the way a host should be likeable. They need someone more like former hosts Meredith Vieira and Lisa Ling.

Frankel has denied that she's in line for the job, tweeting yesterday:

She followed that up with:

So either she's playing coy or she truly realizes it wouldn't be a good fit. In any case, she (and viewers) would be best served if she sticks with what she does best -- her Skinnygirl line. Or perhaps she could return to her roots. We hear there are more than a few spots opening up on Real Housewives of New York.

Would you want to watch Bethenny Frankel on The View

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nonmember avatar krystian

I'd watch it if she was on it.

I don't think she comes off that way at all.

Maybe it's just people who are jealous of her?

Laine... Lainey0468

I like her too.  She has problems just like the rest of the world.  She seems very down to earth and comical.

Debra La Bonte

Why would they put Bethenny on The View when her own talk show was not a success? If she is on The View I will no longer watch the show.

nonmember avatar reggie

I like Bethenny what ever she chooses to do i wouldwatch

nonmember avatar krystian

Debra, her show was s a HUGE success. You do know that SHE cancelled it because she wanted to focus on her own company, and her daughter.

Lee C Lawrence

Her show was a bomb, and it was canceled for her, she didn't cancel it herself. 

nonmember avatar krystian

Lee, was it was cancelled because of her choice!!!!

She came out and said she wanted to cancel it

Polye... PolyesterGerbil

Bethenny is a narcissistic, naggin shrew who likes to hear herself talk.  She probably floated the rumor herself to gin up excitement among her few remaining fans who, she hopes, will clamor for her to join The View. 

nwint... nwintrigue

I'm a 58 yr young grandma and I think Bethany is brilliant and I'd love to see her host "The View".  I would even watch it if she were on it, something I do not do currently.  She is cleaver and insightful, just what "The View" needs. 

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