— The View (@TheView) September 18, 2017
At the top of the second segment of The View on Monday, Jedediah Bila made a stunning announcement.
“So this is my last day at The View,” Bila said.
The shocking news was met with the requisite gasps and groans from the audience. Bila did not offer any reason for her immediate departure. She simply thanked her colleagues and the audience, and said her goodbyes.
“What you don’t know about us is these ladies are really friends,” the conservative Bila said of her colleagues, including Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar — progressives whom Bila has frequently sparred with. “I want to thank you because I’m a little eccentric. You put up with me and I appreciate all of you.”
We’ve reached out to Bila, and will update if we hear back.
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UPDATE 12:48 p.m. ET — ABC has provided the following note to Mediaite — which was penned by The View‘s senior executive producer Hilary Estey McLoughlin, and executive producers Candi Carter and Brian Teta and sent to the show’s staff.
As some of you heard this morning at our meeting, we have some bittersweet news to share. Jed is leaving our show, and today is her last day. She has new opportunities on the horizon, including her new book.
She’s been a spirited voice at the table over the past year, asking smart questions and challenging us all to think.
We want to thank Jed very much for all of her contributions and wish her great success with the next step in her career.
She will always be part of The View family, and we’ll welcome her back to talk about her new projects.
Please join us in thanking Jed for her hard work, her dedication and her voice at the table.
Hilary, Candi, and Brian
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