Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been fired from returning next season on "The View" after a poll was taken on the show's viewers. According to an Us Weekly report Friday, there was enough of an unfavorable response concerning Elisabeth to oust her.
"The viewers they polled all said she was too extreme and right wing," a source revealed. "People did not watch the show because of Elisabeth. So they told her yesterday her contract would not be renewed."
One of the things producers liked about Elisabeth was her outspoken personality and ability to take on so much opposition she faced on the show regarding her conservative and political beliefs. She represented another side of the country that wasn't as liberal or democratic in their was of thinking as the other co-hosts on "The View." At some point it got to be more than what viewers wanted.
Fans witnessed Elisabeth take on hot button issues with her co-hosts often that turned into heated arguments. She may have seemed "extreme" for viewers, but she rarely had anyone on her side during debates.
Elisabeth Hasselback took over Lisa Ling's hosting duties on "The View" in 2003. She was a contestant on "Survivor" in 2001 before joining the popular talk show.
Joy Behar will also be leaving "The View" next season after appearing on the show almost 17 years.
Will you be watching "The View" next season with both Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar missing from the program?
"The View" airs weekdays in Portland, Ore. at 10 a.m., PT on KATU channel 2.