Sara Haines Confirms View Departure: Where's She Headed Next?

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Sara Haines is leaving The View.

But she's not leaving the world of television.

Far from it, in fact.

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Following an announcement made at Comic-Con over the weekend, Haines woke up on Monday and confirmed to viewers that she is departing this morning program for another.

Good Morning America, to be specific.

Haines and Michael Strahan will debut their very own hour of GMA on September 10.

"I have a big announcement, it is bittersweet, so I'm going to start with the bitter part, which is just the sad part," Haines said today, elaborating as follows:

"I will be leaving the show, for the best reason, but I have to start with this.

"I have dreamt about, I have watched the show since it began -- look at who I'm flanked by ... at the whole table ... but there are days I go to look at Whoopi and I can't finish a sentence because I remember it's Whoopi Goldberg."

Sara Haines on The View

Haines wasn't done gushing, either.

"Every time I hear the theme music, I remember watching at home on my couch," she said.

"This has been a dream I've always had to be on this show. Every day I walk out here, I've never taken it for granted."

In conclusion?

"I don't have words to express my gratitude. I wasn't done being grateful and pinching myself for just sitting at this table.

"This has been a dream. I'm honored to sit here. I'm honored to go down with this brand sitting behind me every day."

We certainly believe her, but the pull of having her own series alongside Strahan proved to be too much for Haines to turn down.

GMA Day will replace The Chew in the 1 p.m. time slot of Good Morning America.

Michael Strahan Must Love Coffee

"I cannot wait to kick things off with you," Strahan said to Haines in a promotional video for the upcoming program.

Ever since leaving Kelly Ripa in the dust, Strahan has allegedly made enemies at Good Morning America.

It's been evident that his goal is to become the most successful retired athlete on television, despite the rise of Alex Rodriguez over at ESPN.

And Haines is clearly psyched to help Strahan defeat all athletic comes in this domain.

Michael Strahan Smirks

Along with a video of her future co-anchor on Instagram, she wrote the following on Monday:

Ahhhhhhhh!! Not even sure I can find the words to adequately express how excited I am to sit next to @michaelstrahan as we embark on this new journey at @GMA #GMADay...it is (and has been) a dream of mine for a LONG time.

It’s bittersweet though as I leave @theviewabc, a place I have called home for the past couple years.

A huge thank you to all the viewers and fans who have followed me along the way.

I LOVE my View family, but don’t worry, my brand new *view* is literally down the street.

For The View, this announcement comes days after it was announced Paula Faris is also departing the program for a new job at ABC News handling breaking news and reporting.

With these two gone, it leaves Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Houston and Meghan McCain sitting at the ABC table each morning.

Until co-host number 2,798 is selected, that is.

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