Jedediah Bila Is Leaving 'The View' After One Season As Co-Host -- Meghan McCain Might Replace Former 'Outnumbered' Panelist
Jedediah Bila has announced her exit from ABC's talk show, The View , on Monday. The former Fox News Channel star shocked the television world by making this move.
Moreover, there will not be a long goodbye, Monday was Bila's last day on the program. The 36-year-old author was previously a panelist on FNC's Outnumbered .
Bila, who is getting ready to marry Jeremy Scher, joined The View in August 2016 as a co-host. During the previous season, she used to appear as a guest-host.
Although she was seen by many as a conservative because of her strong defense of the Second Amendment on the show, Bila is registered as an independent. Her politics are closer to the Libertarian movement.
At the beginning of Monday's episode, she stated: "So, this is my last day at The View , and I want to thank these ladies. What you do not know about us, these ladies, we are friends. Sunny's tests, Sara, Whoopi you are my inspiration, Joy when I need comedic relief, this is where I go. So we are going to be friends no matter what. I want to thank you because I am a little eccentric and you put up with me, and this has been an amazing journey, and I appreciate all of you."
She also thanked the fans of the program by saying: "This has been a really great experience. Mostly I want to speak to the viewers; we are nothing without you. We are able to do what we do because you invite us into your homes, this isn't about me, this isn't about us, it's about a conversation, it's about serious issues and it's about the fact that you care enough to hear what we have to say and that I appreciate more than any executive or any position I can ever hold," she added. "I appreciate the fact that you give me the time of day and a presence to make my voice heard. I hope you will join me in all my future endeavors, wherever they are, and I am excited."
Fans and foes are disappointed that Bila is leaving the show because she had a unique point of view that was valuable at the table.
Meghan McCain, who just quit Outnumbered , is the leading candidate for Bila's replacement.