Sherri Sheppard To Leave ABC's 'The View'
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Sherri Sheppard To Leave ABC's 'The View'

nullAfter 7 years, Sherri

Sheppard will be leaving ABC’s popular daytime show "The View," along with Jenny

McCarthy, who also announced that she will be leaving the show as well.

In a statement released tonight, Sheppard stated that: “It’s

been seven wonderful years on ‘The View’ and after careful consideration it is

time for me to move on…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.”

According to Variety, there have been rumors since last fall that Sheppard was planning on leaving the show, and was “quietly

looking for new opportunities."

“Sherri

wants to stay on television, in either a hosting capacity or a sitcom. She’s

looking into various roles and putting her feelers out there. She’d love to

have her own talk  show, but that isn’t

her focus right at this moment.”

As for McCarthy, it’s likely that she was pushed

out of her job by the network, and the show’s producers, after several

controversial statements – especially her

vocal advocacy against vaccinating children – made her a target of outrage.

Of course, Whoopi

Goldberg is expected to stay on the show.

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