“The View” exec producer Bill Wolff confirmed Perez’s exit in a memo to the ABC daytime show’s staff on Tuesday.
“The View” is losing another Rosie.
The 50-year-old star has chose to walk away from the day-time talk show amid plunging ratings at a time when the show is in crisis after the retirement of Barbara Walters and the loss of feuding Rosie O’Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
Perez joined the 18th season of The View in September along with fellow newcomer Nicole Wallace, a Republican strategist.
It’s official: Rosie Perez will exit “The View” at the end of the show’s regular season next month.
No doubt Rosie is ready to get back in front of the camera in a different capacity as she made her name on the silver screen.
Perez, who starred in “White Men Can’t Jump” and is now starring in Larry David’s Broadway play “Fish in the Dark“, is leaving the show “to pursue full time her love for acting”.
She added: “I remember coming on The View when I was 15 years old for the first Cheetah Girls”. O’Donnell used to co-host the show but left in 2007 after a heated argument with ex- co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck. It will be interesting to see what will become of the show now that only Whoopi Goldberg and Raven-Symone are expected to return this fall.
There is no word on the status of co-host Nicolle Wallace, who has also been rumored to be leaving the show after this season.