It’s official! Jenny McCarthy will be one of the official co-hosts on The View this fall, taking the place of Joy Behar who is out of there when her contract ends in August.
Jenny is no newcomer to the show at all. She’s made 17 appearance on the show, eight of them as a guest co-host. It was rumored that she was likely to fill one of the spots now open with both Joy and Elisabeth Hasselbeck leaving.
“Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor,” Barbara Walters said in a statement. “She can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view. Jenny will be a great addition to the show as we usher in an exciting new chapter for The View.”
“I’m beyond thrilled … I look forward to helping make hot topics a little bit hotter, and showing my mom that my interrupting skills have finally paid off,” Jenny added in a statement. She also thanked VH1 for letting her go on the show. She was under contract for her new late-night talk show, The Jenny McCarthy Show, on the network, which I can assume they let her out of. I mean, who says no to Barbara Walters and The View? Only a crazy person.
Jenny will make her first official appearance as co-host on September 9th, the premiere of the 17th season. Good luck to her! She’s definitely funny and opinionated, and should be a good addition to the show.
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