On Monday, Sept. 18, Jedediah, 38, announced that it would be her last day on the popular NBC talk show, but didn’t get into too much detail as to why other than the fact that she’s working on a new book and getting married very soon. “So this is my last day at The View. This has just been an amazing journey and I appreciate all of you. I want to thank the viewers, even the ones that write me hate tweets,” she began. “This has been a really great experience and mostly I just want to speak to the viewers and say we are nothing without you.”
She also made sure to leave on good terms with her co-hosts, Whoopi, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Paula Farris, and Sara Haines. “I wanna thank these ladies,” she said on today’s episode. “What you don’t know about us is, these ladies, we’re really friends. Sunny’s texts, Whoopi, you’re my inspiration, Joy when I need comedic relief, this is where I go, so we’re gonna be friends no matter what,” she said before thanking them all for “putting up with her” eccentricity. Jedediah previously joined the show as a permanent co-host for its 20th season back in 2016.
A note was sent out to the cast of the show prior to her announcement as well. “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,” the note read, according to Page Six. “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.” We will miss you Jed — and best of luck on your future endeavors!
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