How does one ruin an Elisabeth Hasselbeck vacation? Simple — tell her that her former nemesis, Rosie O’Donnell, may be returning to daytime television.
While on vacation, the former View cohost called into her new show Fox & Friends to discuss Rosie’s possible return. “What could ruin a vacation more than to hear news like this?!” she exclaimed.
The blonde beauty and Rosie hosted The View at the same time from 2006-2007, during which they had their fair share of arguments. Most notorious, was when Elisabeth implied that her costar was an unpatriotic traitor during the May 23, 2007 airing of the show — and now she’s back at it again!
“Here comes to The View the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network, and really, in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates for the time she was there,” the conservative host said.
However, as upset as the former Survivor contestant is about Rosie’s alleged return, she isn’t surprised…and actually believes ABC has been planning it for quite some time. “Rosie herself told me — on set, while we were mic-ed up — that she produced the reunion show [for Barbara Walters],” Elisabeth added. “Would you think that the woman who left the way that she did would be producing Barbara’s goodbye show? Here’s the shocker — it was actually her ‘hello show!’”
The network has yet to confirm Rosie’s return, but the reports come on the heels of news that Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd are leaving the talk show. With Barbara’s retirement earlier this year, Whoopi Goldberg is currently the only confirmed host for next season.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: CHRISTIANNA WIGGINS