Earlier reports claimed Hasselbeck's contract was not renewed because she was too conservative for the show
At the beginning of Monday’s episode of The View,Barbara Walters set out to clarify the rumorssurrounding co-hosts Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck‘s departures from the talk show.
Walters began by going over the already-confirmed news that Behar will be leaving the show after having started it with Walters and co-hosted for 16 years. Behar read off a Letterman-like “top 10″ list of why she’s leaving The View, including a fear of catching “childhood diseases,” i.e., chickenpox
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