After seven years of co-hosting, Sherri Shepherd is leaving ‘The View’. Jenny McCarthy, who co-hosted for one year, also won’t be returning. McCarthy tweeted, “If Sherri goes.. I go too #sisters”.
The two have already given thanks for the opportunities they were given. Shepherd said, “It’s been seven wonderful years on ‘The View’ and after careful consideration it is time for me to move on.”
She added: “I am extremely grateful to Barbara Walters and Bill Gedde for giving me the opportunity. I look forward to the business opportunities that lay ahead for me and I am incredibly grateful to my View family and my fans for supporting me on this journey.”
McCarthy followed by tweeted “My view will be changing too. As will with many hard working folks. Thanks to everyone at the show for your dedication and an amazing year.”
It’s only been one month since Shepherd and McCarthy’s fellow co-host Barbara Walters retired.
It’s still unclear whether or not the two were fired. TMZ claims they were fired, but The Associated Press is stating that Shepherd and ABC could not agree on a contract.
Since McCarthy was hired, the shows ratings have gone down. A source told FOX411, “Jenny just didn’t appeal to the daytime audience market. They couldn’t relate to her”.
Regarding the departures, ABC said “The View will be moving in an exciting new direction next season and ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively”.
In the past, the show has been able to recover from co-host firing and hiring. As of now “The View’ is all Whoopis’.