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This year’s Barbara Walters Oscar Night Special will be the end of a wonderful 29-year tradition Walters may not look it or act it, but the legendary newswoman is 80 years old!

She has more than earned the right to do what the heck she wants and if she wants to quit doing her post-Oscar specials, that’s her right.

“This is my last year, I’m not going to do anymore after this year,” she said Monday on The View. “I think I’m sick of them…I feel I’ve been there, done that.”

She called the specials a “labor of love” for nearly three decades.

“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.”

This year’s show will include a retrospective of past specials in addition to new interviews with 2010 nominees Sandra Bullock and Mo’Nique.

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