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From Rosie O'Donnell to Star Jones: The View's Most Dramatic Exits

From Rosie O'Donnell to Star Jones: The View's Most Dramatic Exits

Originally posted 08/07/2015 05:00PM

On Thursday, Conservative commentator Nicolle Wallace announced she was leaving The View after one year. Although the news came as a shock to viewers, the political buff isn't the first to make such an announcement on the daytime talk show.

In fact, since its 1997 premiere, The View has seen its bevy of memorable co-host exits, which also includes a two-time announcement from Rosie O'Donnell who served as co-host on the ABC show not once but twice since its inception.

While the show finalizes its new co-host picks (Michelle Collins is officially taking Rosie Perez's seat) as rumors swirl of Sherri Shepherd potentially returning to the show, we're taking a look back at some of The View's most unforgettable exists.

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Joy Behar Says She Rejected an Offer to Return to The View: 'They Wouldn't Really Negotiate Well Enough for Me'

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Joy Behar Says She Rejected an Offer to Return to The View: 'They Wouldn't Really Negotiate Well Enough for Me'

Originally posted 07/30/2015 11:30AM

In the latest on The View casting drama, former co-host Joy Behar says she rejected an offer to return to the show, which she left after 16 seasons.

In an interview with WBAZ's Walker Vreeland on Wednesday, the 72-year-old comedian said she was approached about the possibility of returning to the ABC talk show.

"They’ve come to me, and we couldn't make a deal," Behar said.

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Barbara Walters on The View In-Fighting: 'Rosie and Whoopi Together Was Not Peaches and Cream'

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Barbara Walters on The View In-Fighting: 'Rosie and Whoopi Together Was Not Peaches and Cream'

Originally posted 05/12/2015 11:40PM

Barbara Walters admits she regrets her decision to leave The View last year. And she may not be the only one wishing she had stayed.

According to a new Vanity Fair story the show's past year has been an extremely turbulent one.

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Barbara Walters Is 'Looking Forward to Not Having a Schedule' Post-Retirement | Barbara Walters

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Barbara Walters Is 'Looking Forward to Not Having a Schedule' Post-Retirement

Originally posted 05/16/2014 06:00AM

The titans of TV came out to honor Barbara Walters, who is retiring after more than 50 years on air.

The first lady of network news is leaving The View, the show she created and has hosted ever since, after Friday's episode. Gathering at the Four Seasons in New York City on Wednesday evening were Walters's co-hosts past (Meredith Vieira, Joy Behar, Lisa Ling, Star Jones and Debbie Matenopoulos) and present (Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd). as well as a bevy of other stars.

Also celebrating Walters, 84, were Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Robin Roberts, Michael Douglas, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, George Stephanopoulos and wife Ali Wentworth, Al Roker and wife Deborah Roberts and Joan Rivers.

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Jenny McCarthy Joining The View | Jenny McCarthy

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Jenny McCarthy Will Join The View

Originally posted 07/15/2013 11:55AM

One bubbly, perky – and outspoken – blonde is about to be replaced by another.

Less than a week after the departure of Elisabeth Hasselbeck from the syndicated daytime talkfest The View comes confirmation that Jenny McCarthy will succeed her when the show returns for its 17th season Sept. 9.

"YUP, I'M DOING 'THE VIEW'!" McCarthy trumpeted on her blog Monday. "When word got out that Joy [Behar] was leaving 'The View,' I knew that the timing of my desire and her departure might be serendipitous for me."

"Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor," the show's original host and co-executive producer Barbara Walters said in a statement released by ABC Monday morning.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Says An Emotional Goodbye to  The View

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Bids Emotional Goodbye to The View

Originally posted 07/10/2013 12:45PM

After spending a decade on The View, Elisabeth Hasselbeck marked her final appearance on the ABC daytime talk show with an emotional goodbye.

On Wednesday, Hasselbeck, 36, walked arm-in-arm with Barbara Walters before taking a seat at the table for what would be her last time.

"The past 10 years have been nothing short of extraordinary," Hasselbeck said after thanking the show’s producer Bill Geddie and co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar – who announced earlier this year that she'll be exiting the show – Sherri Shepherd and Walters.

"I did some math last night, and I think I’ve have had over 3,000 days working by your side," she told Walters. "I can’t ask for a better leader or mentor. You are the best that there is."

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving The View for Fox News

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving The View for Fox News

Originally posted 07/09/2013 08:00PM

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is soon going to have a whole new view.

The conservative voice on ABC's The View for the last decade is headed to Fox's daytime talk show Fox & Friends, replacing Gretchen Carlson, who'll be getting her own daytime Fox show in the fall.

Her last day on The View is Wednesday.

"We will miss her and wish her everything good," View co-host and executive producer Barbara Walters said in a statement.

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Barbara Walters: Elisabeth Is Not Being Fired from The View

Barbara Walters: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Is Not Being Fired from The View

Originally posted 03/11/2013 11:25AM

Not so fast.

Following last week's news that original co-host Joy Behar will be leaving The View, along with rumors that Brooke Shields will be coming aboard to replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Barbara Walters attempted to set the record straight on Monday's program.

Walters, who made her entrance at the top of the show on Hasselbeck's arm, looked at the camera and said she wished to address "a particularly false story." She said that reports that Hasselbeck's opposing political views, as expressed on the show, were not forcing her removal.

"We love Elisabeth," said Walters, who also said that the others appreciate her political differences, too.

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POLL: Would You Watch Brooke Shields on The View?

Brooke Shields: Will She Join The View?

Originally posted 03/11/2013 09:20AM

Get ready for a whole new View.

Following the news that Joy Behar is leaving the daytime talk show after 16½ years, fans are buzzing with who will become the new face at the table.

According to Showbiz411.com, Brooke Shields may be a contender for Behar's spot.

"She has been asked to co-host a few times," a source tells PEOPLE of Shields, 47. "They love her and she enjoys it."

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