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 , Associated Press

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

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.

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"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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