The View returned live today for the first time since Thursday's headline-making show with guest Bill O'Reilly. The panel revealed some behind-the-scenes gossip about how excited Bill was over the attention that Whoopi and Joy's walkout would generate.

Whoopi and Joy explained themselves; Joy saying that she was standing up to bigotry, while Whoopi said that she left after she said "bullshit" as a precautionary measure, because she "knew what was coming next." Interestingly, Sherri mentioned that during the commercial break, Bill was "energized" over the conflict, and excited about the attention it would bring, leading the women to think that he intended to go on the show and stir the pot.




Later, Barbara gave her two cents, telling Whoopi and Joy that they gave Bill exactly what he wanted adding, "I think he loved the whole thing." During her prepared speech, she also managed to get a little dig in there about "copycats" like The Talk.