A lot of us were happy to hear that The View was going to relieve Elisabeth Hasselbeck of her seat at the table. But then it seemed that we got our hopes up for nothing because Barbara Walters refuted the claims saying that Elisabeth would indeed keep her seat at the table.
Now, the New York Post says differently. Their inside source has reported that Elisabeth will be leaving The View because they want to revamp the show due to low ratings. According to the Huffington Post, the New York Post’s source claims that Hasselbeck has enemies within the show that leaked the information prematurely, so Barbara had to do some quick damage control.
“Dumping Joy Behar, who was there 16 years, and Hasselbeck would be the fastest way to do it, they decided,” a source said. “After giving Behar the bad news last week and letting her bow out gracefully, someone leaked the Hasselbeck thing. Some enemies she has on the show saw their chance to get back at her. Barbara was spitting mad that it got mishandled, and called off the firing over [last] weekend.”
The source has also revealed that the frontrunners to take Joy Behar’s place is Brooke Shields, Christie Brinkley, and Ali Wentworth who is George Stephanopoulos’s wife. Stephanopoulos is a co-host on Good Morning America, but is a star anchor on ABC. But their are no selections yet.
Read more here. Who do you want to see at the table for the new View?