ABC on Thursday confirmed that Rosie
O'Donnell will be returning to The View as co-host.
“It's official!” The View's
twitter account messaged. “ABC confirms Rosie O'Donnell returns as
co-host of #TheView w/moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18.”
Animosity remains between O'Donnell and
former co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who quickly criticized
“Here in comes to The View the
very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of
her own network, and, really in the face of a person who stood by her
and had civilized debates for the time that she was there – coming
back with a bunch of control, ready to regain a seat at The View
table,” Hasselbeck said on Fox News.
Appearing on CNN, Joy Behar, another
former co-host, defended O'Donnell.
“I thought that was really kind of
below the belt – to say that she spits in the face of the
military,” Behar said. “I'd like Elisabeth to explain herself,
really. What does she mean by that?”
Since leaving in 2007, O'Donnell has
married Michelle Rounds and the couple welcomed daughter Dakota Rosie
O'Donnell last year.