(Srsly, what was with that sniffling??)
And ya'll, the rumors are TRUE!
Babz has released a statement detailing her retirement plans, and yes, she IS quitting the biz next year. She will officially make the announcement on The View TODAY!
"I am very happy with my decision and look forward to a wonderful and special year ahead both on The View and with ABC News. I created The View and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it.
I do not want to appear on another program or climb another mountain. I want instead to sit on a sunny field and admire the very gifted women — and OK, some men too — who will be taking my place."
Awww, Babz!! SNIFF!
It makes us sad all day to hear this news, although goodness knows girl needs a little r&r after such a prolific career!
But now the question is…
WHO could possibly replace Barbara on The View?!
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