Barbara Walters to End Oscar Special

February 15, 2010 By:
Barbara Walters to End Oscar Special

Barbara Walters will no longer host her annual Oscar special after this year. After 30 years she has decided to stop as she feels like she has 'been there, done that.'

"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 -- but to be honest, I feel like I've 'been there, done that,'" Walters said on The View Monday.

"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," Walters remembered. "It's those priceless moments that have made this special the Oscar tradition that it has become, but I truly feel enough is enough."

Barbara will still continue to host her annual "10 Most Fascinating People" special.

The last Oscar special will air on the night of the Oscars, March 7.