The 42-year-old former model/television personality announced her departure from the show last June after only 9 months on-air, when ABC reportedly declined to renew her contract. But in a new interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM show, she and husband Donnie Wahlberg allege that the show actually asked her back, and she declined.
The View has been continuously plagued by casting drama, with Rosie O'Donnell quitting the show for the second time last month, and reports that new host Rosie Perez is allegedly leaving after only four months -- she initially took time off to star in Larry David's Broadway play Fish in the Dark.
"I think they might try one more year, then I think the Titanic might go down," McCarthy says about the long-running daytime show.
"She's very gracious about The View and I told her the day she left, 'They're gonna ask you back within six months,'" Wahlberg adds. "And she won't say it but they did."
While McCarthy doesn't fully confirm her husband's claim, she does say she wouldn't go back on the show because she wasn't allowed to be her usual outspoken self there.
"One of the producers called and said, 'Would you ever consider it?,' and I said 'No, thank you,' because I couldn't be me," she explains.
When Stern remarked that being asked back has "gotta feel good" considering how she left the show, McCarthy admits, "Yeah, it does."
In an interview with Good Day NY last September, McCarthy said she left The View "because they wanted to make sure the table was diverse."
"So they consider when Rosie was coming back it was too liberal, and they wanted a conservative and they wanted a Latina, so they got Rosie Perez and their Elisabeth [Hasselbeck] if you will, so that way it was a balanced table with more diversity," she said.