Whether they were fired, quit, or something in between, all of the former co-hosts of ABC’s ‘The View’ will return to the show on May 16, the day the daytime chatfest will say goodbye to original panelist Barbara Walters.
The long list of past ‘View’ co-hosts includes Irvington’s Meredith Vieira, who moved on to ‘The Today Show’ in 2006, and former Nyack resident Rosie O’Donnell, who stormed away from the show in 2007 after a heated debate with panelist Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
Though O’Donnell returned in February to discuss heart disease, she has not appeared on the show alongside Hasselbeck since their final on-air blow-up. Hasselbeck will be back for the first time since July, when she announced that she was leaving for a job on ‘Fox and Friends’ amidst reports she had been let go.
Star Jones, who left the show on less-than-friendly terms in 2006, will also be there. And we can’t forget about original co-host Debbie Matenopoulos, who was abruptly fired after two years. Lisa Ling, who left in 2002, and Joy Behar, who said goodbye last year, will complete the co-host reunion.
“I love them all,” Walters said, during Tuesday’s live episode. “I can’t wait to see them again.”