(ABC NEWS) -- It's been a long time since one of the co-hosts has left "The View," but Joy Behar, one of the show's original members, will be the latest.
Behar is leaving at the end of this season after 16 1/2 years.
"You can't stay forever on a show," the comedian told "Good Morning America" last week. "I am graciously exiting stage left.
"I've put in 16 1/2 years and felt the time was right. I want to explore other opportunities," Behar said.
On Monday's show, Barbara Walters, the co-owner of "The View" along with ABC, addressed the rumors that co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck was also leaving.
"There are no plans for Elisabeth to leave this show," Walters said about the 35-year-old co-host, who has been on the show since 2003.
Addressing rumors that Hasselbeck's fellow co-hosts had forced her out because of her conservative views, Walters said, "The truth is we like her ... and beyond that, we value and appreciate her point of view."
Walters, who recently returned to the show after a six-week absence to recover from chicken pox and a concussion, cleared up any rumors that shewas leaving.
"Right now the only person who cannot leave this show is me," she said.
Click through to see a list of the other "View" co-hosts who left the show, then and now.