Exciting news! Actress Rosie Perez and political commentator Nicolle Wallace have been tapped to replace Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd as the new co-hosts of ‘The View.’
Nicolle Wallace & Rosie Perez: ‘The View’ To Add 2 New Co-Hosts
Out with the old and in with the new! Fans said a tearful goodbye to former The View co-hosts Jenny McCarthy, 41, and Sherri Shepherd, 47, on Aug. 11, and soon they’ll welcome two amazing new women to the talk show’s table.
“The final details are still being worked out,” according to our sister site Deadline, but it looks like Nicolle and Rosie will be hitting the small screen very soon!
Nicolle and Rosie have both served as guest co-hosts on the show this past year.
Nicolle, a former communications director for George W. Bush, became a frontrunner for the gig after acing a screen test for The View in August. Rosie’s name, on the other hand, hasn’t been mentioned much during the search — but what a pleasant surprise!
‘The View’: Why Jenny McCarthy Was Booted After Just One Season
Jenny and Sherri were both unexpectedly booted from The View in June. A rep for Sherri said in a statement at the time:
It’s been seven wonderful years on The View and after careful consideration it is time for me to move on. I am extremely grateful to Barbara Walters and Bill Gedde for giving me the opportunity. I look forward to the business opportunities that lay ahead for me and I am incredibly grateful to my View family and my fans for supporting me on this journey.
Jenny also spoke out about her sudden exit from the show in a series of tweets on June 27, saying: “If Sherri goes… I go too. #sisters”, and: “My View will be changing too. As will with many hard working folks. Thanks to everyone at the show for your dedication and an amazing year.”
A show insider later told HollywoodLife.com exclusively: “Jenny McCarthy wasn’t very well liked at all by those working on the show or really anyone at all. Ever since she spoke about anti-vaccinations, she was done.”
So HollywoodLifers, are YOU excited about Rosie and Nicolle joining The View? Do you think they’ll do a good job? Let us know.
— Tierney McAfee