Elisabeth Hasselbeck said goodbye to “The View” Wednesday (July 10) after 10 years on the panel. Co-host Barbara Walters was teary in making the announcement and the audience gave Hasselbeck a big standing ovation when she appeared on set.
Elisabeth took time to thank the production team and the viewers, then addressed each of her panel members.
“It is undeniable that you (Whoopi) are one of the most talented artists on this planet, but … you are even more loving than you are talented. You are walking unconditional love and I have counted on that unconditional love numerous times. … I am blessed to call myself a friend of yours.”
“Joy and I have spent the last 10 years sparring over politics, but you know I have the most insane amount of respect for you. … I even like when Joy has the ability to throw a one-liner in and make me laugh even when I don’t want to.”
“Sherri Shepherd, I love you, Sherri. We talked last night. … You’re my sister in Christ, my friend for life,” says Hasselbeck, to an absent Sherri Shepherd.
“Barbara, I did some math last night and I believe that I’ve had over 3000 days working by your side. I think it’s fair ot say that over the course of a decade, I feel as though I’ve attended the Barbara Walters’ School of Broadcasting and Journalism. … I don’t even know that there’s a program out there that can offer the depth of knowledge, technique, the art of interview that you have offered to everyone at this table and especially me. … I can’t ask for a better leader and mentor, you are the best that there is.”
Barbara does add that they will not be replacing Elisabeth any time soon on the panel, they’re going to take their time in finding a replacement.
Will you miss Elisabeth on “The View”? Will you be following her to “Fox and Friends”?