Has Elisabeth Hasselbeck been fired from The View? One thing is for certain, the co-host will not be returning to the daytime talk show.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, one of the five cohosts of ABC’s daytime talk show The View, will not be returning next season. This follows the news that fellow cohost Joy Behar, will be leaving The View, as well.
According to US Weekly, Hasselbeck was not asked to renew her contract when market research revealed that she isn’t popular with TV audiences.
“The viewers they polled all said she was too extreme and right wing,” a “source revealed” to Us. “People did not watch the show because of Elisabeth. So they told her yesterday her contract would not be renewed.”
A rep for the show said, “Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a valued member of The View and has a long term contract. (In other words, no comment.)
Hasselbeck joined the cast of the daytime talk show in 2003 and has been the center of controversy on many occasions, including a heated argument with Rosie O’Donnell in 2007 over the War in Afghanistan and with Barbara Walters over Mitt Romney in 2012.