Everyone was caught off guard on Monday when The View co-host Jedediah Bila announced live that she was departing the show and it would be her last day on air.

‘So, this is my last day at The View and I want to thank these ladies,’ Bila said of her co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar and Sara Haines.

‘What you don’t know about us, these ladies, we’re friends,’ Bila added. ‘Sunny’s texts, Sara, Whoopi, you’re my inspiration. Joy, when I need comedic relief, this is where I go. So we’re going to be friends no matter what.’

The 38-year-old political pundit joined the show as a permanent co-host in 2016 after serving as a guest host several times in 2015.