Joy Behar, one of the worst of off-putting people announced she’s taking time off as a co-host of “The View” as a safety precaution against coronavirus, Variety has learned.

Behar, 77, whose face seems the perfect target for a pie, announced her decision Thursday during a pre-taped episode of “The View” that will air Friday. Neither she nor any of the staff members that work on the ABC daytime talk show have tested positive for the coronavirus. But Behar decided she’s staying home for now — at the urging of her daughter — to keep herself safe from the threat of getting sick. Many would hope the opposite. Not that anyone would wish someone to get sick but in Behar’s case getting her off the air would be a good thing..

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