The former co-host is not happy, but not shocked by the rumors
It’s rumored that Rosie O’Donnell will be returning to The View, and her former co-host on the show, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, says she is not surprised.
O’Donnell and Hasselbeck butted heads often when they were both on the talk show, and while Hasselbeck is not thrilled by the news, she said on Fox & Friends Wednesday that she thinks the deal has “been in the works for a long, long time.”
Hasselbeck told Fox that during a TV special for Barbara Walters’ retirement in May, O’Donnell told her Hasselbeck had helped produce the celebratory show. “Would you think that the woman who left the way that she did would be producing [Walters’] goodbye show? Here’s the shocker: It was actually [O’Donnell’s] hello show,” Hasselbeck said in the interview.
Hasselbeck did not hold back how she felt about O’Donnell’s return, saying: “Here in comes to The View the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates for the time that she was there.”
O’Donnell left the talk show in 2007 after only one season.