More changes are coming to The View!
One day after Rosie Perez revealed she is leaving the show after just one season, it has been announced that comedienne Michelle Collins will be added to the co-hosting panel starting next week.
Michelle and Rosie on The View on July 8. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Michelle, 34, first joined the show as a regular guest-host after Rosie O'Donnell, 53, left the program in February. Going forward, she will join veteran host Whoopi Goldberg, 59, Nicolle Wallace, 43, and newcomer Raven-Symoné, 29.
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After announcing she is exiting the daytime talk show — her last official day is Aug. 6 — to focus on her acting career, Perez, 50, tearfully thanked her co-hosts and the program's loyal fans for their love and support on yesterday's new episode of The View.
Whoopi, Nicolle, Michelle, Rosie and Raven-Symoné on The View. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“Well, you guys all heard it: I’ve decided that it’s time to move on. And I will say that today is very bittersweet for me. I’m excited for what is to come, but I am so sad to leave... especially these two ladies," she began, gesturing towards Whoopi and Nicolle.
“I want to thank you for your friendship, Nicolle, and your intelligence and your wit and your sunshine," she said. "[And Whoopi], I want to thank for everything — your guidance, your professionalism and most of all your friendship. It’s a dream sitting here with you, and you are truly the captain of the ship.”
Watch Rosie's emotional farewell in the video below.
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