Sara Haines is officially returning to her role as a co-host on The View. The former co-host will be returning to the program for season 24, which is set to premiere after Labor Day on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Haines will be taking over the spot vacated by Abby Huntsman, who announced her exit after two seasons in January. The show is moderated by Whoopi Goldberg, with Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain also serving as co-hosts.
Haines said in a statement: “I grew up watching The View, and what this show stands for — different women, different backgrounds and different points of view — just speaks to my soul. I feel like I caught a shooting star twice. To once again be a part of the dialogue where I can share, discuss and disagree alongside these powerful and strong women is a tremendous honor. I feel very lucky.”
Haines previously served as a co-host for two seasons from 2016 to 2018. She left The View to helm GMA Day, the third-hour block of Good Morning America with Michael Strahan. It was rebranded as Strahan, Sara and Keke with the full-time addition of Keke Palmer in August 2019. However, the show was recently canceled after being sidelined in March for coronavirus coverage.
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