At the beginning of Monday’s episode of The View,Barbara Walters set out to clarify the rumorssurrounding co-hosts Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck‘s departures from the talk show.

Walters began by going over the already-confirmed news that Behar will be leaving the show after having started it with Walters and co-hosted for 16 years. Behar read off a Letterman-like “top 10″ list of why she’s leaving The View, including a fear of catching “childhood diseases,” i.e., chickenpox 

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