Michelle Collins Announces She's Leaving 'The View'

PHOTO: Comedian Michelle Collins attends A Hologram For The King World Premiere during 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, April 20, 2016, in New York. Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images
Comedian Michelle Collins attends 'A Hologram For The King' World Premiere during 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, April 20, 2016, in New York.

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]!"

My very first official statement #chic

A photo posted by Michelle Collins (@michcoll) on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:10am PDT

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