During "The View" this morning, co-hosts Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd told the audience why they were leaving the ABC-TV show.
McCarthy started the segment by stating that she wasn't leaving, which brought a loud applause, but then cackled, “Actually, it’s true, but I love the support!"
“After much consideration, I’ve taken a new job that will allow me to do what I do best, which is talk without having to interrupt anyone,” added McCarthy.
Shepherd, whose contract negotiations with ABC-TV had reportedly fallen through, used the Bible to explain why she was leaving, noted Mediaite.com (video below).
“Seven in the Bible is the number of God’s completion,” said Shepherd. “And I’ve been here seven years and my time at The View is complete.”
While the number seven is mentioned in the Bible several times, it is never actually called "the number of God’s completion." That claim is made by some theologians.
Shepherd also claimed that her plans to leave were well known to ABC-TV executives since the Spring, but she chose not to announce her departure until now so that she wouldn't overshadow Barbara Walters' exit from the show.
However, Walters said in April that Shepherd was “definitely” was coming back next season as were McCarthy and Goldberg, reports Deadline.com.
“Thank you guys for supporting us!” said McCarthy, who pushed her face next to Shepherd's mug to get in the camera shot.