Is Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving The View?
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck is reportedly leaving the daytime talk show after nine years, Us Weekly reports. The news comes just one day after longtime co-host Joy Behar announced she will be leaving this year after more than 16 years on the program. With the exception of executive producer Barbara Walters, Behar is the last remaining original co-host.
Hasselbeck, 35, was reportedly told Thursday that her contract would not be renewed, a source told the magazine. "The viewers they polled all said she was too extreme and right wing," the source continued. However, a show rep rebuffed the report. "Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a valued member of The View and has a long term contract," the show rep told the magazine.
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Over the years, the former Survivor contestant made a name for herself for her outspoken nature and conservative views, which clashed with guests as well as her colleagues. Hasselbeck sparred with Rosie O'Donnell multiple times through O'Donnell's year-long tenure, most notably about the war in Iraq.
Hasselbeck joined The View in 2002 as a replacement for Lisa Ling. She won a Daytime Emmy, along with the rest of the ladies of The View, for best talk show host in 2009.
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