Elisabeth Hasselbeck 'Shocked, In Some Ways' By Sherri Shepherd's Exit From 'The View'

Former “The View” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck said she was shocked to hear of the departure of her former fellow panelist, Sherri Shepherd, from the ABC talk show.

“I was shocked, in some ways,” Elisabeth said on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends,” when her fellow hosts brought up the departures at her old haunt. (Jenny McCarthy Tweeted on Thursday night that she is leaving too as a result of Sherri’s exit.)

“I’m sure, even though you think that might happen someday, I’m sure it would come across to be a shock. I haven’t spoken to her in person yet. Set to happen though,” Elisabeth said of talking to her old co-star.

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When asked about a TMZ report that Rosie O’Donnell could re-join “The View,” alongside lone remaining host Whoopi Goldberg, as could Laila Ali, and Elisabeth weighed in on that possibility.

“I think it’s great because Rosie likes to box, so that combination that we mentioned would work out quite well,” Elisabeth said.

Rosie famously left the view in 2007 following an angry confrontation with Elisabeth.

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