Former 'View' co-hosts: Where are they now?

Former 'View' co-hosts: Where are they now?

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Star Jones, also one of the original members of the show, departed soon after Vieira. A former attorney, she worked for Court TV and "Inside Edition" as a legal analyst and even presided over her own court show, "Jones & Jury," before joining "The View." In June 2006, after nine seasons, she announced that she was leaving the show -- and that the decision was not her own. "What you don't know is that my contract was not renewed for the 10th season," she said. "I feel like I was fired." The next day Barbara Walters admitted that she felt "blindsided" by Jones's announcement and said, effective immediately, Jones would no longer appear on "The View." The feud escalated when Walters revealed that Jones had asked her fellow co-hosts not to discuss her gastric bypass surgery. By February 2012, Jones had made amends with her former co-hosts when she returned to "The View" for the first time. Walters told her, "We really are happy that you're back." Since "The View," Jones has filled in as a talk host, served as a commentator and appeared as a contestant on "Celebrity Apprentice."

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by Luchina Fisher

ABC NEWS

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 12 at 11:08 AM

(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.

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