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Barbara Walters: Elisabeth Hasselbeck isn't leaving 'The View'

Barbara Walters and Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Barbara Walters and Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Credit: Barbara Walters and Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Getty Images))

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is staying on "The View" for the long haul, Barbara Walters said Monday, quashing reports that Hasselbeck was on her way out.

Rumors circulated this weekend that Hasselbeck, 35, would follow in the steps of Joy Behar, 70, who announced her departure last Thursday.

But Walters shot down the story, saying there are "no plans for Elisabeth to leave the show."

"There's a particularly false story that keeps getting picked up about Elisabeth's alleged departure, saying we don't approve of her conservative views," Walters said.

"The truth is we love Elisabeth. I like her personally, and she's just a wonderful person but beyond that we value and appreciate her point of view. It's important to us because Elisabeth helps give this show perspective and balance."

Hasselbeck join the show in 2003.

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