Elisabeth Hasselbeck will return to The View as a guest co-host next month
‘Pray for me all of you!’ Conservative expert Elisabeth Hasselbeck reveals she will return to The View next month as guest co-host
It was confirmed that Elisabeth Hasselbeck would return to The View in a guest co-host role three years after leaving the show.
News of the 45-year-old conservative pundit’s extended return to the program was confirmed by People on Thursday.
The Daytime Emmy-winning performer also released a statement to the outlet expressing her excitement about her future on the show, joking, “Pray for me y’all!”
Hasselbeck is sure to spark heated debates on the panel as she is known to disagree with Joy Behar during their heated discussions on politics.
Returning: Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been confirmed to return to The View as guest co-host
Hasselbeck said Thursday, “It will be an honor to co-host The View, to share our bestselling children’s book, Flashlight Night, and, as always, to address hot topics!”
The reality TV personality made a point of adding, “Pray for me y’all!”
She also shared a photo from the People article on her Instagram account and wrote a short message in the caption of her post that simply read, “It’s true!”
Hasselback began appearing on The View during its 7th season, which premiered in 2003.
In the past: Hasselback started appearing on The View in its 7th season, which premiered in 2003
The media figure was brought onto the show to replace former host Lisa Ling.
She went on to become notable for presenting her conservative views on most issues during her time on the program, setting her apart from figures such as Joy Behar.
Hasselback received a lot of attention after getting into a heated argument with Rosie O’Donnell over the Iraq war in 2007.
The couple’s feud escalated when the latter accused the reality TV personality of failing to stand up for her in the media storm that followed the episode airing.
Known for it: Hasselback received a lot of attention after getting into a heated argument with Rosie O’Donnell over the Iraq war in 2007
Hasselback eventually left the program after the end of its 16th season, which aired in 2013.
The talk show host opened up about her time on The View in her 2019 memoir, Point of View: A Fresh Look at Work, Faith, and Freedom, and expressed via People that her personal beliefs set her apart from many. his contemporaries.
“Yes, there were bonds of friendship formed around the table despite opposing viewpoints, but there were also bonds broken because of those differing viewpoints,” she said.
Hasselbeck also wrote that being one of the only conservative figures on the show took a toll on his mental health.
Dark Horse: The talk show host opened up about her time on The View in her 2019 memoir, Point of View: A Fresh Look at Work, Faith, and Freedom, and expressed via People that her personal beliefs set her apart of many of his contemporaries
“Like a fighter after ten rounds in a ring, I was exhausted from holding one side of the issue alone,” she noted.
She did, however, write that she was grateful to the show’s creator, Barbara Walters, for her guidance and consideration.
“By the time I walked out of the building that last day, I had three children and, thanks to her, a wealth of experience,” she recalls.
Hasselbeck is currently scheduled to return to The View on August 3.
Almost here: Hasselbeck is currently set to return to The View on August 3