Elisabeth Hasselbeck is known for her strong beliefs and outspoken nature as the lone right wing conservative on The View. After today Hasselbeck will no longer take a seat next to the rest of the women of The View, which include Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters.
The news of Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s depature from The View came yesterday, so it wasn’t a huge surprise when Hasselbeck walked out arm in arm with Barbara Walters for her last show.
During her last show, Elisabeth Hasselbeck who has been a passionate conservative despite her unpopular beliefs, gave a tearful speeech. In her speech she said:
“First of all, I’m really happy and excited to confirm that, indeed, I will be joining the Fox & Friends team in September. I would first like to thank the entire Fox News channel for this incredible opportunity. Today is officially my last day at The View. For a decade, I’ve been able to work efficiently at this table only because everyone behind the scenes as worked more efficiently.”
In addition Hasselbeck gave personal speeches to all of her co-hosts, but a joke wasn’t to be missed at Hasselbeck’s expense. Joy Behar, a staunch liberal, turned to Hasselbeck and said, “First of all, Fox, gee. Won’t you be a fish out of water there?”
The 36-year-old has enjoyed a ten year run with the women of The View, and has been at the center of many heated debates. The debate that changed it all happened back in 2007 between Hasselbeck and Rosie O’Donnel, which transformed into a drag out verbal fight between the two co-hosts.
The unedited fight started over the War in Iraq, and ended with O’Donnell’s departure. O’Donnell did not return after that episode while Hasselbeck remained with The View.
As confirmed by Hasselbeck herself, she is starting her new gig in the fall with Fox and Friends. It has been rumored that Jenny McCarthy is up for replacing Hasselbeck on The View, but so far there hasn’t been any confirmation.
Watch Rosie O’Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s historical fight: