"The View", one of America's most popular and longest running daytime talk shows, is saying goodbye to two more of its hosts since the retirement of it's creator, the legendary Barbara Walters. After news broke last week of Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy's plans to exit from the show, the pair finally confirmed this Monday that they would, indeed, be leaving at the end of the season.
It appears that the two hosts have been planning their moves for a while but waited for a very specific reason. "I didn't discuss anything publicly, anything in my personal life because I didn't want to do anything to distract anything from Barbara Walters in our celebration of her retirement in May," said Shepherd, hinting at her troublesome divorce and custody battle that is currently taking place.
McCarthy, 41, stated similar sentiments but with a little twist, "I am so grateful to have worked with Barbara Walters in her last year along with many producers and co-hosts, but after much consideration, I have a new job that will allow me to do what I do best, which is talk without having to interrupt anyone." But it looks like the public will just have to wait on news of that "new job" as she continued with, "I will be announcing it in the next few weeks." McCarthy will undoubtedly be busy as she not only takes on a new gig but is preparing for her upcoming nuptial to New Kids on the Block crooner, Donnie Wahlberg.
Both gals had nothing but positive things to say about the crew and their fellow co-hosts, showing there is no bad blood as they prepare for their next ventures. Shepherd, who has enjoyed 7 years on the show, ended the segment with gratitude and even a dose of advice for the audience, "Step out, do something that makes you scared because this scare me to do "The View"…I love the cast and crew who took me in and made me feel like this is my family. I love you, I love you."
What a perfect way to end a 7 year run with a talk show created by perhaps the most popular and iconic female journalist of all time.