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Rosie O'Donnell to appear as a guest on 'The View'

Rosie O'Donnell to appear as a guest on 'The View'
Rosie O'Donnell arrives for the National Board of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani in New York on January 10, 2012. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Rosie O'Donnell has been booked as a guest on "The View" seven years after leaving the New York chat show where she briefly served as a co-host, Variety said.

O'Donnell is to appear on the Feb. 7 edition of ABC's "The View" to promote her recurring role on the ABC Family program, "The Fosters," the report said.

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The appearance will mark her first on the show since she moderated its 2006-07 season, frequently sparring with conservative guests and Republican co-host Elisabeth Hassebleck.

"I have great affection for Rosie and we have remained in contact throughout 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," "View" creator and co-host Barbara Walters said in a statement Monday.

Since O'Donnell's stint as moderator on the show, Hasselbeck and Joy Behar have gone on to other projects. O'Donnell's only co-hosts still with the program are Walters and Sherri Shepherd. Whoopi Goldberg and Jenny McCarthy joined "The View" after O'Donnell left.

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