But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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If so… just fyi: your bubble's about to burst!
But if you were one of the ones super depressed, get ready for the last-minute happy twist!
Barbara Walters decided to set the record straight on Monday's episode, confirming that Elisabeth isn't going anywhere anytime soon, saying:
"There is a particularly false story that keeps getting picked up about Elisabeth’s alleged departure, saying we don’t approve of her conservative views. The truth is, we love Elisabeth [and] we value and appreciate her point of view. She helps give this show perspective and balance… We have no plans for Elisabeth to leave this show."
Now, the keyword there is 'we!'
'WE have no plans,' she says. And we note that because Babs also suggested that Elisabeth might have thoughts of leaving herself, but she made this suggestion very vaguely of course, saying she'll support whatever her colleagues choose to do for themselves.
But bottom line?
ABC doesn't want anyone thinking they're kickin' someone off over Republican beliefs.
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