Rosie O’Donnell is returning to “The View,” but this time as a guest.
During that time, the left-leaning comedian steered the conversation to politics and clashed bitterly with
At the time, she chalked her exit up to an inability to reach a new deal with ABC, but also indicated her toxic relationship with Hasselbeck was a contributing factor. O'Donnell also said she planned to return occasionally to the show as a correspondent, a possibility that failed to materialize. Instead, she returned to daytime in 2011 with an
Nearly seven years after O'Donnell's departure, “The View” is also in a very different place. Walters is set to retire this year, and the show is undergoing some growing pains. Hasselbeck and her frequent sparring partner
In Monday's announcement, Walters said, "I have great affection for Rosie and we have remained in contact through the years. I am happy to welcome her back to the program. She is always a lively and engaging guest and a part of the show's successful history."
O'Donnell's decision to return to "The View," if for only a day, probably has something to do with her current gig on the