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Report: Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselback Leaving "The View"

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And then there were three.

ABC announced Thursday that comedienne Joy Behar (second from left) is set to leave her position as co-host of "The View" at the conclusion of this season, after a whopping 16 1/2 years on the job.

The 70-year-old was the last remaining original cast member aside from Barbara Walters, who is also co-creator and executive producer of the daytime talker.

“You can’t stay forever on a show,” Behar told “Good Morning America.”  “I am graciously exiting stage left.”

The next day, Us Weekly reported that Elisabeth Hasselbeck (far right) will also exit the show at the end of the season -- but it appears that this one wasn't her choice.

"The viewers they polled all said she was too extreme and right wing," a source told the mag. "People did not watch the show because of Elisabeth. So they told her yesterday her contract would not be renewed."

The 35-year-old former "Survivor" contestant has been the source of much show drama over her 9 1/2 years on the program, having gotten into fights with guests like Kathy Griffin and Bill Maher, and one really epic blowout with former co-host Rosie O'Donnell.

If the report is true, only Walters, Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd remain as hosts.

So we gotta ask...



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