Michelle Collins Joins ‘The View’ as Permanent Co-Host

by ETonline Staff 3:21 PM PDT, July 08, 2015
Playing Michelle Collins Joins ‘The View’ as Permanent Co-Host

After months of guest hosting, Michelle Collins is officially joining The View.

ET has learned from a source that the 33-year-old comedian will be joining Whoopi Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace, and the show’s newest addition, Raven-Symone, who was added to the permanent rotation on Jun. 10. The news comes one day after Rosie Perez confirmed she was stepping down as co-host to focus on acting.

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Collins joins the show just two months after rumors began flying about the possibility of her and Raven-Symone becoming permanent members of the co-hosting team.

The View has made a number of big changes over the past few seasons. In a shakeup, Elisabeth Hasselback left in 2013, while Barbara Walters, Jenny McCarthy, and Sherri Shepherd exited the show the following year. Rosie O’Donnell returned to the show last fall, but made her final exit on Feb. 12.

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Prior to The View, Collins served as an awards show season special contributor and live-blogger for ETonline and was the managing editor of VH1’s Best Week Ever website for six years. She has also appeared on Big Morning Buzz Live, Chelsea Lately, Kathy!, and The Tyra Banks Show. Earlier this spring she was featured on VH1’s Walk of Shame Shuttle.

Perez’s last day on the program is Aug. 6, at the end of the current season. Collins start date has not been announced.

ABC had no confirmation at this time.