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Sherri Shepherd says farewell to 'The View' after seven years

Sherri Shepherd says farewell to 'The View' after seven years
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Sherri Shepherd's last day on "The View" aired on Monday even though it was taped last Thursday. The entire show was dedicated to Sherri with Arsenio Hall co-hosting. Gospel singers Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin and Donnie McClurkin helped Sherri mark her last day on “The View.” Sherri said they are the "soundtracks to her soul." The gospel trio performed a special song dedicated to Sherri who is leaving the show after seven years. Sherri said, "This has been the best years of my life."

Whoopi Goldberg asked the group what advice they would they give Sherri as she goes forward. McClurkin said there will always be a door open for Sherri Shepherd. This might be true because she already has a list of gigs lined up. For instance, beginning in Sept. she will perform in Broadways's "Cinderella" as the wicked stepmother. In 2015, she is starring in "Ride Along 2" with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart.

During her final remarks, her nine-year-old son joined her at the table. She began by pointing out Jeffrey was two when she started and she was going through a public divorce. Now Jeffrey is nine and she is going through another public divorce. She said she is glad Bill Geddie knew how to pick co-hosts better than she knew how to pick husbands. This is the first time Sherri has mentioned anything about the battle she is going through with her second husband, Lamar Sally.

Sherri promised this is not the last we will see of her. That's true because she is still the host of GSN's "The Newlywed Game."

Even though Jenny McCarthy has also left the show, her farewell last week was low-keyed compared to Sherri's.

There’s been no official announcement about who will join remaining co-host Whoopi Goldberg and returning Rosie O’Donnell. is reporting that conservative political commentator Nicolle Wallace will probably become the new Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and October Gonzalez, wife of NFL star Tony Gonzalez also tops the list. Another report says Sonny Hostin is the front-runner who has also negotiated with CNN to do both jobs.

"The View" will be in reruns beginning Tuesday until its new season begins in Sept.

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