Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell is officially returning to The View.

After reports surfaced earlier this week that O'Donnell was in negotiations to come back to the show, ABC confirmed the news Thursday via Twitter. (Apparently the objections of O'Donnell's nemesis, former View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, fell on deaf ears.)

"It's official!" the tweet reads. "ABC confirms Rosie O'Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView w/ moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18."

With Barbara WaltersJenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd all leaving The View after last season, the show is still looking to fill two seats. ABC would reportedly like to fill out the panel with a Latina and a Conservative.

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