Raven-Symoné, Michelle Collins, Whoopi Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace


Get ready to enjoy a whole new view!

If you missed the announcement Wednesday morning, Whoopi Goldberg finally confirmed Raven-Symoné will be the next co-host of The View.

While many viewers of ABC's daytime talk show were predicting the news for quite some time, the former Cheetah Girls singer admitted the official announcement came as a surprise.

"I learned two seconds before that I didn't get to come out first like I normally did so right then, I was a little flustered and then I came out and they had my song on and then I broke it down like it was hot, but then I had this really short skirt on," she joked to E! News after the live episode. "So I was hoping that my grandma and my mom wouldn't have to call and say ‘close your legs girl.'

Some may call it a refreshing (and honest) perspective. Some may not quite understand it just yet. Whatever it is, Raven is ready to share her truth in front of a large audience every morning.

"I definitely have a different lifestyle than a lot of people in this world—good and bad—and my views are different than one might think my views might be because I've never really spoken my truth until recently," she confessed. "Hopefully I can shed some light on what I like to call the truth."

She continued, "Some people might not agree with me and some people will but we know how to talk to each other in a respectful way so that everybody gets their point across and there's no cutthroat conversation."

Raven Symone, The View


Raven joins co-hosts Whoopi, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez for future episodes. There has also been speculation that Michelle Collins could become the next permanent co-host.

Until an announcement is made, Raven is looking forward to communicating with her opinionated co-hosts. But don't expect any drama between these ladies off-screen.

"That's what I love about it too," she shared with E! News. "I can express it. You can express it and we can disagree but we can move on and hug later. I love that."

For more on The View's latest changes, watch E! News tonight at 7 and 11 p.m. 

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