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.
Jenny McCarthy on 'The View': I give it one more year 'then the Titanic might go down'
This image released by ABC shows, standing from left, Whoopi Goldberg, Lisa Ling, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Rosie O'Donnell Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, and seated from left, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar, Debbie Matenopoulos and Barbara Walters on the set of the daytime talk series "The View," Thursday, May 15, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/ABC, Lou Rocco)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Actors Jenny McCarthy (L) and Donnie Wahlberg leave the Sirius XM Studios on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
Donnie Wahlberg, left, and Jenny McCarthy present the award for favorite pop/rock album on stage at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
This image released by ABC shows past and present co-hosts, from left, Whoopi Goldberg, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos, Joy Behar, Barbara Walters, Lisa Ling, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Rosie O'Donnell, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy on the set of the daytime talk show "The View," Thursday, May 15, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute)
Jenny McCarthy, left, and Donnie Wahlberg arrive at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Jenny McCarthy gets fashion week ready at The Panasonic Beauty Bar -Day 1 held at Salon SCK on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Invision for Panasonic/AP Images)
FILE - This May 14, 2014 file photo shows Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg at "A Celebration of Barbara Walters "in New York. The couple has signed on to star in âDonnie Loves Jennyâ, a 10-episode docu-series for A&E. Wahlberg and McCarthy will co-executive produce the project under their new production company, D&J Productions. The series is slated to premiere in 2015 with a one-hour special about their recent wedding. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Television personality and actress Jenny McCarthy signs copies of her new book "Stirring the Pot: My Recipe for Getting What You Want Out of Life" at Book Revue on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Huntington, New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
FILE - This Feb. 4, 2013 file photo shows American comedian, actress, and author Jenny McCarthy posing for a portrait, in New York. The actress and former Playboy playmate was named Monday, July 15, to join the panel of the ABC weekday talk show "The View." Barbara Walters, who created âThe Viewâ in 1997 and has since served as a co-host, made the widely expected announcement on the air. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
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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 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."