Elisabeth Hasselbeck will no longer be gracing us with her presence weekday mornings on The View. After much speculation that the conservative host would be leaving the show, she confirmed the news herself on Wednesday, July 10, giving a teary goodbye during her last episode.
Her departure leaves Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd, Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg to fend for themselves, but Elisabeth isn’t leaving the TV world for good! During Wednesday’s episode, she also revealed that she’ll start a new gig on Fox & Friends this fall.
“I’ve been a longtime fan of Fox & Friends and am excited to be joining their team in September as it is an honor to call the Fox News channel my new television home,” she said in a statement. Joy, who is leaving The View herself this September, gave her former co-host a congratulatory tweet, writing, “Congrats to my Republican friend.”
Barbara, the show’s creator, also announced that she plans to retire in 2014. Looks like we’re going to have to find some new gossipers to sit alongside Whoopi and Sherri!