Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin never imagined what was going to happen Scene On Friday, 24 September. The co-hosts were set to welcome Vice-President Kamala Harris on set for an exclusive interview. However, things went haywire when inexplicable production asked Navarro and Hostin to leave the show during the live broadcast. Joy Bihar further said that this was due to both the political commentators testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Scene For Friday the VP was promoting a personal interview with Harris, which will be an exclusive interview. Harris was to sit with the panel to discuss his first year of working with President Joe Biden. The show began with a “Hot Topics” segment discussing the latest news, and after the first block, Harris joined the co-hosts.
However, when the show returned from the commercial break, things were already looking messy. It looked like something was going on behind the scenes and Behr addressed it on-camera as there was a lot of commotion.
“It looks like something is happening here that I’m not 100 percent aware of,” Behr said. “Can someone let me know about the situation?”
Navarro and Hostin were asked to leave the set and cameras showed up when both hosts got up from the table to go backstage. Behar would announce another commercial break and upon his return, only the comedian and Sarah Haines were at the table.
Behar declared, “Since this is going to be a major news story any time now, what happened is that Sunny and Anna apparently tested positive for COVID.” “No matter how hard we try, these things happen. They’ve probably had a successful case and they’ll be fine, I’m sure, because they’ve both been vaccinated.
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What happened to Kamala Harris?
Harris was already in the building and prepared to be interviewed. As a precaution for the health of the Vice President of the United States, Scene Was forced to scramble. To fill the time when the production rearranged things for Harris, Behar and Haines took questions from the audience in the studio.
Meanwhile, the production was setting up another area within the studio so that Harris could be interviewed remotely and not compromised after the COVID-19 scare. Most of the time spent answering questions from the public went to Bihar and Haines. An audience member also asked both the hosts how they felt.
“We got an adrenaline rush because we know we have to think on our feet,” Behr said. “I have many years of experience thinking on my feet. I was a standup comedian for many years.”
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It was during the last block of the show that Harris finally made a remote appearance and accepted all the drama in the studio.
“Sunny and Anna are strong women and I know they’re fine, but it also really speaks to the fact that they’ve been vaccinated,” Harris said. “Vaccines really make all the difference because otherwise, we’d be worried about hospitalization and getting worse.”
Scene Airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET and 10 p.m. CT/PT on ABC.