Jenny McCarthy Reveals the Reason She Left 'The View'

"I don’t like doing it, it’s very uncomfortable," she said of why she left.

ByABC News
July 15, 2014, 9:50 AM

— -- Jenny McCarthy spoke with Howard Stern on Monday about her exit from "The View" and her upcoming wedding to fiance Donnie Wahlberg.

The two intertwined when she said that former "View" co-host Sherri Shepherd would be one of the only celebrities invited to the nuptials.

"Sherri Shepherd will be the only one [celebrity invited] possibly if she can make it," McCarthy admitted. "I hate celebrities."

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She also said the wedding would be small, about 80 guests and would happen in the next couple months. Wahlberg and McCarthy's children will also factor into the wedding in key ways.

"Let’s just say our children are very much a part of this wedding," she said after shutting down the idea that brother Mark Wahlberg would be best man. But she did say he would be at the wedding.

McCarthy said the most rewarding part of "The View" was being able to work with Barbara Walters, but that with the new panel, she didn't think she would fit in.

"If I wanted to stay with Rosie [O'Donnell] and I was a Republican, I would still be there right now," she said, adding she might have played it too safe.

She continued, "I’ll tell you something Howard, it’s like halfway into it, it was probably around February, I went, 'God I’m not allowed to be the best of me here.' I feel like to have a voice, to be able to speak without having to interrupt people … It’s very difficult, and I don’t like doing it, it’s very uncomfortable, so I felt like, 'You know what? Maybe this is just a stepping stone for me to go somewhere where I can actually be my full self.'"