Jenny McCarthy to join "The View" this fall as co-host

NEW YORK - It was just last week, former co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck said farewell to the show to join "Fox & Friends."

Monday morning on "The View," Barbara Walters confirmed rumors that have been swirling around for several months-- JennyMcCarthy will join the ABC talk show in September.

During the show Walters said, "We are delighted that Jenny will be joining us as a permanent co-host on 'The View' starting in September.  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 has made 17 appearances on "The View" and has guest co-hosted 8 times.

Season 17 of "The View" starts September 9, 2013 on Your ABC Action News Station.

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