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Michelle Collins Announces She's Leaving 'The View'

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(ABC) -- Michelle Collins is leaving "The View."

The TV personality announced on Instagram Friday that her first season on the show will also be her last.

Calling this past year "the most surreal and fabulous year of my life," Collins thanked her former colleagues for being "an incredibly hardworking group of talented people."

"Special thanks to Whoopi [Goldberg] for always having my back, and you know, being an icon," she wrote. "Many exciting things await, can't wait to share everything with you!"

After she'd made several guest appearances on "The View," it was announced last July that Collins, 34, had joined the show as a permanent co-host. She then made a cross-country move from Los Angeles to New York City, where the show is taped.

"My best friend in the world lives here -- he's the best. So I'm so happy to be reunited with him," she gushed to ABC News at the time. "[Plus] my car in L.A. has a flat tire -- I can't even drive [there]!"

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