According to a new report, Joy Behar will finally call it quits when her contract runs out and will retire from The View.
Joy Behar is 77 and her contract ends in the summer of 2022. Variety broke the story and it should be noted she is denying it saying she left open room to continue.
She revealed her plans in a new interview for the paperback of the non-fiction book “Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View’” by Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh.
“I have a three-year contract,” Behar said in the book. “But that doesn’t mean I can’t leave if I want to, because they can’t really do anything to me at this point. I don’t see myself staying for more [time]. That’s it! I could be wrong. If I’m as fabulous in  as I am now, I’ll think about. But the chances of that happening…” She paused to reflect. “You know, time marches on. I’m not a kid.”
Multiple sources on “The View” have confirmed that Behar has been floating a 2022 exit from the show.
A spokesperson from ABC denied that Behar would be leaving. “This is not true,” a network rep said. “Joy was asked what happens at the end of her contract and as she herself made clear in the interview, if she’s ‘as fabulous in  as I am now,’ she will be in her seat at the table.”
If Behar follows through with her plan, she’ll leave “The View” right before she turns 80. Creator Barbara Walters departed the show in 2014, at the age of 84.
Behar has been on “The View” longer than any other co-host. She joined the talk show when it launched in 1997 after auditioning for Walters, and she’s weathered countless exits and reboots over three decades as the TV landscape has changed.
‘I don’t see myself staying’: Joy Behar, 77, announces that she will leave The View when her contract ends in 2022 after 23 seasons on the ABC daytime talk show https://t.co/iFMriv218K
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