Get ready to see a lot more of Jenny McCarthy. The model and actress will be joining Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd, and Whoopi Goldberg as the newest co-host of The View. After much speculation, Walters announced that McCarthy would be taking an official seat on the panel of loquacious ladies.
“We are delighted that Jenny will be joining us as a permanent cohost on The View starting in September,” Walters said in a statement. “Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor. 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.“
McCarthy, who has appeared on The View on 17 occasions and guest-hosted eight times, released a statement of her own: “I’m beyond thrilled to be joining Barbara and the other amazing women at the table. I look forward to helping make hot topics a little bit hotter, and showing my mom that my interrupting skills have finally paid off.”
With former co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck off to join Fox & Friends, will the former playboy bunny and environemtnal activist fill her shoes and provide the conservative commentary? We seriously doubt it. But we’re still curious to see what Jenny McCarthy brings to the table (literally).