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Whoopi Goldberg Celebrates 10th Anniversary On “The View” – Watch Chaka Khan Surprise Host

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Whoopi Goldberg The View Anniversary Video

By Shari Weiss |

Whoopi Goldberg The View Anniversary Video

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Whoopi Goldberg celebrated her 10th anniversary as moderator of “The View” on Tuesday’s season premiere, and was surprised by Chaka Khan. Check out the video below!

On today’s live broadcast, the ABC talk show kicked off its 21st season. Towards the end of the hour, Goldberg thought she was introducing a segment about the program embarking on a new chapter. But she was interrupted by Sara Haines, who revealed the plan was actually to mark her personal milestone. Goldberg was genuinely shocked, and even amusingly exclaimed, “Please don’t do this to me!” But, whether she wanted it or not, the comedy icon was treated to a montage called “A Decade Under The Influence Of Whoopi.”

It began with a flashback to Goldberg’s very first episode, when Barbara Walters welcomed Goldberg to the stage as the show’s new moderator, joining Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. The ensuing clips were a combination of Goldberg’s many fiery moments, funny moments, musical moments and surprising moments from the last 10 years. It was by turns tense, laugh-worthy and emotional. And after the package ended, the studio audience rose to their feet to give the Hollywood legend a standing ovation.

Behar wondered to her pal, “What have you learned in the past 10 years, sitting at the head of the table there?” Goldberg cracked, “Not to ask questions.” She then said more seriously, “Barbara Walters and you, Barbara and Joy, are the reason I got the job… I desperately needed the job because I came off some political hassle because I said the wrong thing to the wrong person, and no one would hire me. And Barbara Walters, at this woman’s insistence, hired me for the job.”

And when Goldberg added that she can’t promise she won’t ruffle feathers, Behar pointed out, “You’ve opened your mouth plenty and you’re still here.” Agreed Haines, “Ain’t nobody better than Whoopi.” And that was the cue for Khan to come out singing, stunning Goldberg again. Watch the video below!

 


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