Raven-Symone Is Leaving 'The View' After Less Than Two Seasons

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Oct. 27 2016, Published 6:23 p.m. ET

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Raven-Symone is leaving The View! The actress revealed on Thursday's episode that she is ending her less than two-year run on the daytime talk show.

"I'm excited and sad, but mostly excited," Symone, 30, told the audience.

Although Symone has been involved in on-set drama, she admitted her reason to leave the show is to focus on a spinoff of her Disney Channel show, That's So Raven.

"It's Raven Baxter," she explained. "It's still me. But I am a mother this time. I'm going to be a single mother raising two kids, and one of them learns that she has visions."

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The actress's departure doesn't come as a shock to viewers, as she has only been appearing on the show once a week.

As readers know, producers weren't sold on Symone being a permanent co-host when she joined the panel in 2015.

"Raven needs a lot of work," a source told at the time. "Producers are having to prep her and do her homework for her. They're trying to coach her and it's not working."

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Producers may have had reason to worry, as she came under fire during her run when she admitted that she would discriminate against a job applicant with a "ghetto name."

Fans weren't the only ones to slam the star, as her own father said she "says some dumb s**t."

Symone was even slammed by Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes for calling the panel hosts "rude" and "mean girls."

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