ABC has confirmed that Rosie O’Donnor is indeed returning to The View.
‘It’s official! ABC confirms Rosie O’Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView w/ moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18,’ tweeted the show on Thursday.
O’Donnor’s return sparked controversy even before it was confirmed: On Wednesday, former co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck expressed her displeasure over the move, calling Rosie ‘the very woman who’s spit in the face of our military,’ prompting another former co-host Joy Behar to demand that she explain her ‘hate-filled remark’.
O’Donnor on Wednesday night also responded to Hasselbeck’s remarks, describing them as ‘shocking.’
This season 18 will be very interesting.