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Rosie O'Donnell to return to TV talk show The View

Published on Jul 11, 2014 6:15 AM
Rosie O'Donnell presents an award during the American Theatre Wing's 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 8, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell is returning to ABC's long-running morning talk show The View to co-host it with Whoopi Goldberg, the television network said on Thursday.

The outspoken talk show star and Emmy winner will rejoin The View in the fall. "ABC confirms Rosie O'Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView w/ moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18," the Walt Disney-owned network said in a tweet.

O'Donnell, 52, was a co-host on the show in 2006-2007 but left after failing to negotiate a contract with the network and following clashes with property baron Donald Trump and former co-host Elisabeth Hasselback.

O'Donnell's daily talk show programme The Rosie Show, which featured celebrity guests, interviews and news, was cancelled by Oprah Winfrey's OWN network in 2012.

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