Why Jenny McCarthy is terrified of Oprah

Oct 30, 2013 at 8:13 p.m. ET

Jenny McCarthy revealed her fear of Oprah in an interview, but Oprah responded in the nicest way possible, as only Oprah can.

Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy seems like a pretty strong lady, but she revealed there may be someone that she is actually afraid of. McCarthy appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and told him she is slightly "scared of Oprah" Winfrey.

The View panelist admitted to Cohen she had been working with Oprah to launch a show on the talk queen's OWN network, but that five-year deal fell through back in 2011, according to E! News.

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"I would be scared that she would beat me up," McCarthy said.

Cohen asked, "So you think you're on her list?"

Although McCarthy thinks it's a possibility, at least she doesn't think she is at the very top of Oprah's list.

"I'm sure there's probably a lot of people on her s*** list," McCarthy guessed. "I'm probably number four."

Oprah responded to McCarthy on Wednesday, disproving both the list and the actress' presence on it.


Things worked out for the 40-year-old. She recently replaced Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View, and it looks like she will be there for a while. Despite a rumor she was about to be fired from her new gig, a rep for the show told E! News that definitely wouldn't be happening.

"Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor," Barbara Walters said in a statement when announcing McCarthy's addition to the show. "She can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view. Jenny will be a great addition to the show as we usher in an exciting new chapter for The View."

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"I'm beyond thrilled," McCarthy added of her new job. "I look forward to helping make hot topics a little bit hotter, and showing my mom that my interrupting skills have finally paid off."

The actress also will be releasing a book about her "recipe" for life, called From (Eating) Soup to (Busting) Nuts.

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