The View's Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy Hint at New Jobs

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The View returned with a live episode Monday and quickly addressed the departures of Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy.  At first, McCarthy joked the two weren't leaving.

She then admitted the pair were departing from the gabfest and teased she may be taking on another job. McCarthy stated:

After much consideration, I've taken a new job that will allow me to do what I do best, which is talk without having to interrupt anyone. I will be announcing it in the next few weeks, and I couldn't be more grateful. Stay tuned, even if it does compete with The View.

McCarthy joined The View last September to lukewarm reviews and audience response. Shepherd, who spent seven years on the panel, admitted she made the decision to leave earlier in the spring. She claimed she decided to keep quiet in order to keep the attention on Barbara Walters' retirement. A tearful Shepherd stated:

Seven in the Bible is the number of God's completion. I've been here seven years, and my time at The View is complete. 

After thanking Walters, past and present co-hosts and executive producer Bill Geddie, Shepherd dished she will be releasing exciting news very soon and will be back on The View to promote her new ventures.

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