Elisabeth Hasselbeck has left The View.
At the start of the show, Walters said: “We have had ten wonderful years with Elisabeth and she will now be swimming in new waters… We will miss her and wish her everything good.”
Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Barbara Walters then took turns praising Hasselbeck and wishing her luck on her new venture. Sherri Shepherd did not appear on this morning’s show.
Goldberg said: “It is undeniable that you are one of the most talented artists on the planet… [But] you are even more loving than you are talented. You are walking unconditional love … and I am blessed to call myself a friend of yours.”
Walters added: “I have enormous affection for you… You’re going to leave a big void at this table. … Come back to us.”
Hasselbeck also praised her co-stars during her final episode of The View. Hasselbeck, who frequently sparred with Behar, said that she would miss their arguments and added that she had the “utmost” respect for her. Hasselbeck also thanked Walters for letting her attend the “Barbara Walters School of Journalism.”
Hasselbeck said: “Barbara, I did some math last night and I believe I’ve had over 3,000 days working by your side, and I think it’s fair to say that over the course of a decade I feel as though I have attended the Barbara Walters School of Broadcasting and Journalism. I don’t know if there’s a program out there that could offer the depth of knowledge, technique and the art of interview that you have offered. … I feel more than prepared at this point because of all you’ve given me, more than prepared and confident to move forward.”
Hasselbeck said goodbye to The View today and soon she’ll be saying hello to a new show. Hasselbeck will be joining Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on Fox & Friends this September.