After Nicolle Wallace got the ax and Rosie Perez quit, we were all wondering who would fill those empty chairs for The View's upcoming season.
Well, on Tuesday ABC announced which three ladies would be joining Whoopi Goldberg, Michelle Collins, and Raven-Symoné as full-time co-hosts for the talk show's 19th season.
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The wait is over! Drumroll please! The remaining hosts are…
Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, and Paula Faris!
We already knew that Candace and Paula had a good chance of making the cut, since they were in "final negotiations" last month. The Fuller House actress had served as a guest on the show a few times, but she is thrilled to join the panel full-time, saying:
"I am thrilled to be joining ‘The View' as a regular co-host this fall. I am honored to be a new addition to such a strong group of bright and opinionated women, and I look forward to sharing this exciting journey with viewers new and old."
Paula has worked with the network before, since she currently serves as one of the weekend anchors for Good Morning America. Now, she says she's super excited to branch out onto the The View:
"I'm humbled and excited to have not one, but two dream jobs — ‘Good Morning America' and ‘The View.' What I love about the ‘The View' is that no topic is off the table and every viewer can feel like they have a voice on the show. I can't wait to connect with the audience in a new way as I take a seat alongside this exceptional group of women."
But we have to say the dark horse of this whole thing has to be Joy. We knew ABC really wanted her on-board, but last month she opened up about how negotiations weren't going too well!
However, it looks like the 72-year-old was able to get what she wanted from the network, since she's officially signed on! She said:
"Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in. Plus, [my husband] Steve was getting tired of applauding every time I gave my opinion. But I'm happy to be back home. And I'm looking forward to sticking my two cents into the hot topics, especially now that Hillary and the Donald are in the spotlight."
The comedian was one of the show's original co-hosts, but she left in 2013 to pursue other projects.
We're really excited she's back in action, and we're curious to see how these lovely ladies interact with each other!
What do U think of ABC's selection, Perezcious readers?
[Image via ABC.]
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