Rosie O’Donnell is officially returning to The View as co-host, The View confirmed Thursday, two days after the news broke.

Rosie O'Donnell Confirmed To Co-Host The View

O’Donnell previously acted as co-host of the daytime talk show from 2006-2007 before leaving abruptly after an on-air spat with conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck – Hasselbeck has since moved on from The View to Fox News.

Hasselbeck was less than thrilled when she learned that O’Donnell would be going back to The View, recalling their infamous on-air feud.

“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 & Friends.

There were also reports of bad blood between O’Donnell and The View co-creator Barbara Walters during O’Donnell’s absence from the show, but with Walters’ recent retirement as host of the show, the path is clear for O’Donnell’s return.

In February 2014, O’Donnell returned to The View for the first time since 2007, prompting Walters to admit, “We had some good times. We had some bad times.” O’Donnell also made an appearance to celebrate Walters’ retirement in May. Walters has not yet commented on her return.

So far, O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg are the only hosts confirmed for The View’s upcoming season – both Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, who currently sit at The View table, have announced they will not be returning. Following the confirmation of O’Donnell’s return, The View teased that “more exciting news” will be coming in the next few weeks.


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> Elisabeth Hasselbeck Reacts To Rosie O'™Donnell's Return To 'The View'

> Rosie O'Donnell Reportedly Rejoining 'The View' Seven Years After Exit

> Sherri Shepherd Announces Departure From 'The View,' Jenny McCarthy To Follow

> Sherri Shepherd Files For Divorce Following Husband Lamar Sally's Separation Filing

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