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Jenny McCarthy to replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View

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ABC has announced that Jenny McCarthy will join the ladies of The View to replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

"We are delighted that Jenny will be joining us as a permanent co-host on 'The View' starting in September," said Barbara Walters. "Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor. She can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view. Jenny will be a great addition to the show as we usher in an exciting new chapter for 'The View.'"

McCarthy, 40, has appeared on the show 17 times and guest hosted eight times.

"I'm beyond thrilled to be joining Barbara and the other amazing women at the table," said McCarthy, who recently hosted an eponymous VH1 late-night talk show. "I look forward to helping make hot topics a little bit hotter, and showing my mom that my interrupting skills have finally paid off."

The former Playboy model is the mother of one and will be joining The View as it undergoes a number of changes including the departure of Joy Behar and the retirement of Barbara Walters in the coming year.

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