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Rosie O'Donnell returns to 'The View.' How will she be treated?

Rosie O'Donnell will appear on The View on Feb. 7 – as a guest. Rosie O'Donnell was once the show's moderator, but she left after an on-air clash with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

By StaffAssociated Press / January 29, 2014


New York

Proving nothing is impossible in the world of daytime television, Rosie O'Donnell is coming back to "The View" — at least for a day.

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The show announced Monday that O'Donnell will be a guest on the daytime gabfest on Feb. 7. O'Donnell's tenure as a panelist on the ABC show seven years ago was notably stormy. She was a moderator on The View from 2006-2007. O'Donnell left after an on-air clash with Elisabeth Hasselbeck over Iraq. O'Donnell said after leaving that she had experienced something like post-traumatic stress disorder, and show creator Barbara Walters said she resented the way O'Donnell dumped on the show.

Walters said Monday that she has great affection for O'Donnell.

"I have great affection for Rosie and we have remained in contact through the years," Barbara Walters said in a statement. "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."

This is Walters' last season on "The View."

After leaving The View, O'Donnell debuted her own shown, The Rosie Show, on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in October 2011. The talk show was short-lived, however, and was canceled in March 2012, reported US Magazine

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