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The View makes surprising cast update ahead of 'long overdue' departure

An exciting week ahead!

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Beatriz Colon
Beatriz ColonOnline News WriterNew York
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The View is going on a much-needed vacation, and not only do fans get to tag along, albeit through their screens, but the hosts are bringing on some unexpected stars to join them too!

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The long-running talk show announced earlier in June that in light of their 25th anniversary, The View would be taking a break from their iconic studios, but would continue filming from none other than the Bahamas.

With less than a week away until fans get to see the beloved hosts enjoy some fun in the sun from Nassau's epic Baha Mar resort, they've revealed which other exciting stars they'll get to see too.

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"Look who's packing their bags and heading to the Bahamas with us!" they announced, revealing that Saturday Night Live newcomers Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang would be making appearances, as well as Marvel actor Simu Liu, Ne-Yo, Craig Robinson, and the one and only Tyra Banks.

Fans can't believe the long-overdue vacation has finally arrived, and expressed anticipation to see the change in scenery, writing: "I can't wait!!!!" and: "I'm jealous I wanna go to the Bahamas," as well as: "Wish I was there! Have fun ladies!"

Since its inception in 1997, The View has never been afraid of switching things up, be it hosts or else, though Joy Behar, the only original host remaining on the program, recently opened up about how difficult all the changes she's faced have been.

The hosts and guests will spend a week in the tropical destination

As she reunited with her fellow original co-stars Debbie Matenopoulos, Meredith Vieira and Star Jones, since they left the show before social media became so influential, she told them: "You guys also missed the Twitter era, you missed Facebook…" to which they quickly let out a round of "thank god's," admitting that they could not have handled it.

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"Everything I say now is discussed," Joy said, and Debbie went on to confess: "That's probably one of the hardest things of having done that show is the public criticism."

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The change of scenery will surely be welcome by the hosts and fans alike

She went on to recall: "No matter what you would walk out on the street and someone would tell you to your face what they hated about what you said that day."

The long-lasting host then discussed the same topic with her current co-stars, and she admitted that one of the biggest changes came not only after the boom of social media, but when Donald Trump became president.

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