05/15/2014 12:16 pm ET Updated May 15, 2014

Barbara Walters Reunites With Former 'View' Co-Hosts

Barbara Walters reunited with all eleven co-hosts of "The View," past and present, on Thursday's show.

Rosie O'Donnell, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Lisa Ling and Debbie Matenopoulos returned to the show to pay tribute to the broadcasting legend, who is retiring Friday. They joined the show's current co-hosts, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy.

"I'm so proud you are here and proud we are still friends," Walters told them. "Not everybody can say that and work with people and still love them. I thank all of you. I have been honored to share this table with you."

Earlier in the show, the co-hosts sat at the roundtable, shared updates about their lives and looked back at some of their favorite moments on "The View." "This is the last supper with Barbara," Behar joked.

It was the first time Behar and Hasselbeck returned to the show since leaving last season. The reunion also marked the first time that O'Donnell and Hasselbeck have been on air together since their famous clash in 2007, after which O'Donnell left the show. The two former co-hosts sat side by side Thursday, and when O'Donnell was asked what she missed most about the show, she joked, "Fighting with the skinny one right here."

"I knew it," Hasselbeck laughed.



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