NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Comedian Michelle Collins has confirmed long-circulating rumors that she is leaving The View after a single season as the chat show's co-host.
She did not offer a reason for her exit.
"Well, the news is out: I'm leaving The View," Collins announced on social media Friday.
"Yes, I'm officially the newest member of the 'One Seasoner' club, the latest graduate of talk show boot camp, ending what has been, simply put, the most surreal and fabulous year of my life. I want to say a big thanks to EVERYONE at the show...They're an incredibly hardworking group of talented people. Special thanks to Whoopi for always having my back, and, you know, being an icon. And to all of you: I see your tweets, I see your messages, and I'm sending you all the heart emojis. Many exciting things await, can't wait to share everything with you! All my love, Michelle Collins, #15."
Collins was hired at the end of last season after guest co-hosting several times. The Season 19 lineup featured moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Raven-Symone, Candace Cameron Bure and Paula Faris.