Finally! ABC’s “The View” will bring back one of the best co-hosts of all time, Sherri Shepherd! Shepherd is set to return to her seat as a new rotating co-host on a part-time basis for the first time since leaving the show in August last year.
On an exclusive report by Mail Online, the Emmy award winning TV talent has signed a deal with ABC to return in the struggling daytime talk show starting this fall.
As long as we remember, Shepherd is one of the “The View’s” popular hosts as it brings laughter and uniqueness in hosting. The 48-year-old will be sitting in the fifth position on the show which is a new concept that the ABC formed in the hopes of bringing back the fresh energy to the long-time running panel series. According to the website’s source, the current plans are to have Shepherd co-host at least twice a week.
Last July 10, Shepherd posted a photo in her official Instagram account with a message remembering her fond times at the show. She stated that she cried when she left the show, blaming it to the producers. “For seven years they held me, nurtured me, guided me and became my Family – love them so much because they put their hearts into their jobs,” she posted. The talented host didn’t forget to mention that though she left the show seven years ago, she didn’t leave her family; he co-workers.
Shepherd joined ABC’s “The View” during its highest peak in 2007 and she stayed for seven seasons that made her won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host but eventually left the show in 2014 after failing to come to terms contractually with ABC.
As reported by Vanity Fair, Shepherd was seeking a raise and shorter contract term but was refused by the management; not accepting her proposal of having additional salary and wanting her to sign a long-term deal.
Michelle Collins will also be taking a spot in the show replacing Rosie Perez. An insider also reported to Mail Online that Shepherd will be with three other rotating host, actress Molly Sims, fashion expert Stacey London and Candace Cameron Bure.
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