"Not an easy decision"

Meghan McCain Is Leaving 'The View' After 5 Seasons

Meghan McCain Is Leaving The View After 5 Seasons

Meghan McCain is officially leaving The View. The co-host announced her departure on today's episode, and she'll only remain on the talk show for the rest of this month. The exit will end McCain's four-year run on The View. You can watch her break the news to her stunned co-hosts below.

It's time for The View to say goodbye to a co-host once again.

Today, Meghan McCain announced that she will exit the daytime talk show at the end of this month. The View's current season concludes at the end of July, and that will be all for McCain.

Meghan McCain leaving The View after five seasons

McCain announced her decision to exit The View live on today's episode. She cited the recent birth of her daughter Liberty and her experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic as reasons for her departure.

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Meghan McCain is leaving The View after five seasons.

"This was not an easy decision," McCain said. "It took a lot of thought and counsel and prayer and talking to my family and close friends."

She added, "COVID has changed the world for all of us. It changed the way I'm looking at my life, the way I'm living my life, the way I want my life to look like."

Watch video of Meghan McCain announce The View exit

The 36-year-old also had the highest of praise for the iconic talk show and her co-hosts — currently Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Haines, and Sunny Hostin — who all appeared stunned by the news after McCain spoke for several minutes.

McCain said, "I'm just eternally grateful to have had this opportunity here, so seriously thank you from the absolute bottom of my heart." You can watch the full clip from today's The View episode below.

McCain, the daughter of former US Senator John McCain, will now move on after four years and parts of five seasons with The View. The commentator joined the long-running talk show in 2017.

For fans and haters of Meghan McCain — make the most of her time on The View while it lasts! She'll be done by the end of this month, when The View season 24 ends.