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Raven-Symone has had a long running relationship with huge talk show The View, and they have finally made it official after it was announced on Wednesday, June 10 that she is officially a permanent co-host on the show.
Raven-Symone will be joining show staples Nicolle Wallace, Rosie Perez and of course Whoopi Goldberg who was the one who made the announcement on Wednesday’s show. “We are happy to announce Raven-Symone is now permanently part of The View,” Goldberg stated as the crowd went wild and Raven made her entrance to a celebration of confetti and cheers
. She is also of course overjoyed by the news, saying, “I am so happy. I remember coming on The View when I was 15 years old for the first Cheetah Girls. I’m very happy to be sitting with these smart and talent mentors.”
In a longer official statement she added, “The Disney Company has made another one of my dreams come true! Being a part of The View family will be a wonderful growing experience for me. The cast and crew are warm and welcoming and have made the transition into daytime talk easier. I have a lot to learn within this new arena, but being the apprentice of these spectacular women will only make me a better person and talk show host.”
Raven-Symone has been a consistent guest co-host on the show since March 2015, so her addition is not totally surprising with the show’s creator and executive producer Barbara Walters singing her praises.
“Raven-Symone is a welcome addition to The View. She is happy, amusing and well informed, and has already brought a unique perspective to the program that has resonated with our audience.”