I’m truly flabbergasted. I never expected this from this woman. Deadline.com is reporting that one of the ladies is leaving when her contract expires in August. When the site talked to this co-host, she revealed she was leaving to focus on other projects. ABC released a statement stating this woman was instrumental in the success of The View and said the following.

“We wish her all the best in this next chapter, and are thrilled that we have her for the remainder of the season.” – ABC

With Barbara Walters reportedly scaling back her involvement on the show, and this co-host leaving, the panel is definitely going to look quite differently when the ABC daytime talk show returns for a 17th season in September. Find out who’s leaving below.

It’s none other than Joy Behar herself. The 70-year-old comedian has been with The View since the show debuted. With exception to Walters, Behar is the sole original member left on the panel. There are also rumors that Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s future with the show is up in the air. Can we expect a reboot of The View come September? I wonder if all these changes are due to rival daytime chatter The Talk’s increasing ratings.

“It seemed like the right time. You reach a point when you say to yourself, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?’ There are other things on my plate I want to do — I’ve been writing a play, I’ve been neglecting my standup.” – Joy Behar

Will you miss Joy Behar on the show? Rumors suggest that Behar might pop up on CNN. She recently was seen meeting with network head Jeffrey Zucker. Do you think Elisabeth’s exit is on the way as well? Sound off below.