Sharon Osbourne said that ABC’s “The View” “lost its direction” after the exit of original host Barbara Walters.
“When Barbara left, the show seemed to take a different turn,” Osbourne said in an interview with HuffPost Live. “And the show was always a place for women to go where you could see what was going on politically around the world.”
“They dealt with very serious issues, human interest stories,” she continued. “And suddenly they weren’t doing that. They were doing things like cooking. They were doing giveaways.”
Osbourne, host of rival talk show “The Talk” on CBS, did say that things are improving, however: “I’ve noticed they’re going back to more serious topics, what we expect from those ladies.”