Are more exciting changes coming to The View?
Raven-Symoné, 29, and comedienne Michelle Collins, 33, who have guest co-hosted the ABC daytime show more than a dozen times each since March, may be made permanent co-hosts. Veteran co-host Whoopi Goldberg, 59, announced the news on Thursday on the program, which has seen a lot of casting shake-ups since its 1997 debut. Page Six had reported in April that ABC was interested in having Raven-Symoné co-host The View full-time.
"We love saying it, but Raven and Michelle will be back tomorrow," Goldberg said. "We're trying to make it permanent, so write in to everybody."
Collins then mouthed, "Thank you" as the studio audience applauded.
The two newcomers also join actress Rosie Perez, 50, and Republican campaign activist and commentator Nicolle Wallace, 43, both of whom joined the series last fall at the beginning of the current 18th season after guest co-hosting the show.