ABC and the show announced on Monday that Collins was officially named the 15th co-host in the show's history, and will join the cast as a permanent member beginning during "The View"'s 19th season, which starts in September. Collins will still appear on the program for the rest of its summer run, before "The View" starts its hiatus in August.
"We've had so much fun hanging out with this young lady," Whoopi Goldberg said on Monday's show, calling Collins "amazing and very, very funny." Collins, who was greeted with a shower of confetti and thunderous applause from the crowd, said she was "so excited" for the opportunity, and praised her co-hosts Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace, Rosie Perez, and Raven-Symoné.
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