Perez and Wallace will join returning co-host Rosie O’Donnell and veteran Whoopi Goldberg when the ABC talk show returns Sept. 15.
am beyond thrilled, honored and completely surprised
that I’ve been asked to join ‘The View’,” says Perez of the opportunity. “Knowing that
I’ll be in the company of Whoopi, Rosie and Nicolle, three very smart
and engaging women that I have an immense amount of respect for, makes
it even more unbelievable. The opportunity to
connect with our nation’s audience on a daily basis … icing on the
cake! Very happy.”
Wallace seems just as excited for her new role, saying, “I
am honored to join the tradition of compelling conversations that
has been the signature of ‘The View’ for the better part of two
decades. I have watched ‘The View’ for many years and
now to be seated alongside three women that I have admired is both
humbling and incredibly exciting.”
Both women made appearances on the program this year as guest co-hosts. Wallace co-hosted three times and reportedly was a frontrunner after doing a screen test last month, while Perez made her one guest co-hosting appearance in early 2014.
Perez and Wallace will replace co-hosts Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, who exited the series in August.
What do you think of the new co-host choices?