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Barbara Walters has announced that this year's pre-Oscar interview special will be her last. The View host said Monday that, after 29 years of sitting down with the Academy's most popular nominees, she is giving it a rest.
"ABC has asked me to keep doing these specials as they have been so successful -- and I’m thrilled we have such great stars and have such a wonderful show," Walters, 80, said on her chatfest. "But to be honest, I feel like I’ve ‘been there, done that.’"
For her final interviews, Walters will be sitting down with this year's award-show sweethearts, Sandra Bullock and Mo'Nique.
"This special has been a labor of love for 29 years. I will always remember when Hugh Jackman gave me a private lap dance or sitting down with the legendary Bette Davis or being taught to tango by Al Pacino," she said.
"It's those priceless moments that have made this special the Oscar tradition that it has become, but I truly feel enough is enough."
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