Former “View” co-host Sherri Shepherd dished on the split-screen battle between Rosie O’Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the September 21 podcast episode of “Behind the Table,” which ended up being a pivotal moment in Shepherd’s future on the show.
“Lizzie was fed up,” Shepherd stated. “It was very, very personal between these two. It wasn’t about the war. Betrayal, loyalty, all of that stuff. During the commercial break, Lizzie was going off. Rosie was saying to me, “Sherri, I like you because you relax everyone. You should be on the show.
Shepherd was so excited to be contacted by Barbara Walters, show creator and co-host of the show, a year later, in order to re-join the permanent co-hosting job. “I ain’t got nothing to lose, I’m going through a divorce,” Shepherd stated. The offer was just the tip of an iceberg. “I did not know what I was walking into. Had no clue,” She added.