Jenny McCarthy on Rosie O’Donnell and View Changes: Producers Want “Fire”

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By Shari Weiss

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Jenny McCarthy says she’s not surprised Rosie O’Donnell is returning to “The View.”

As Gossip Cop has reported, McCarthy was recently let go from the morning chatfest after just one season as a co-host, with the network explaining that they plan to revamp the series and take it in a new direction.

That apparently includes bringing back former moderator O’Donnell, who, after a controversial stint seven years ago, will rejoin the panel alongside current moderator Whoopi Goldberg.

McCarthy says of O’Donnell’s return, “I knew they were looking to bring some heat to the table and there is no doubt that will Rosie there will be some heat. They are definitely going in the direction of fire.”

McCarthy thinks the new version of the show will be “some exciting television,” and reveals,”I will be there with my beer and popcorn at eleven in the morning.”

“I can’t wait to see how it plays out,” she says.

And lest you think McCarthy holds any ill-will towards O’Donnell (paging Elisabeth Hasselbeck!), the TV personality insists, “I love Rosie. I have been a fan of hers forever.”

Besides, McCarthy is also excited about her own future, hinting that an announcement could come as soon as this week.

“Everyone should do something they love doing but that shows off their strengths and have fun while doing it,” she says.

What do you think of McCarthy’s take on O’Donnell rejoining ‘The View”?

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