Elisabeth Hasselbeck shocked by 'The View' departures

Former "The View" co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck didn't expect Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy to leave show.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   June 29, 2014 at 2:45 PM

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Fox & Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck said Friday she was shocked to learn Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy were leaving as hosts of The View.

Hasselbeck, 37, was one of the hosts of the ABC daytime talk show for 10 years until she left in 2013 for her job with Fox News.

During Friday's episode of Fox & Friends, she told co-host Steve Doocy she didn't see Shepherd's departure coming.

"I was shocked, in some ways," Hasselbeck said, adding that she's sure Shepherd is also shocked. "Even if you think that might happen one day, I'm sure it would come across to be a shock."

"I have not spoken to her in person yet," she added. "Set to happen, though."

Shepherd reportedly left the show because she and ABC couldn't come to terms on her new contract.

After Shepherd made her announcement, The View co-host McCarthy said she's leaving, too.

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