Elisabeth Hasselbeck is being fired from The View according to Us Weekly because basically … nobody likes her!
Citing anonymous sources, Us reported Friday that the conservative “View” co-host would be following Joy Behar out the door after market researchers found that her political views were clashing with the audience.
“The viewers they polled all said she was too extreme and right wing,” an insider told the tabloid. “People did not watch the show because of Elisabeth. So they told her yesterday her contract would not be renewed.”
However, when ABC was reached for comment, it sounded like the reports weren’t accurate.
“Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a valued member of The View and has a long term contract,” a rep for the show said (or was forced to say).
Hasselbeck has been on the show for nine years, joining in Nov. of 2003, and over the years Hasselbeck has sparred with her various co-hosts including Joy Behar, Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell.