Jenny McCarthy to join The View as a ‘permanent presenter’ after Joy Behar‘s retirement from ABC show
By Jade Watkins PUBLISHED: 09:38 EST, 5 July 2013 |
Jenny McCarthy is set to join The View as a permanent presenter.
The bubbly blonde has frequently appeared on the daytime talk show and has impressed producers so much they now want her to take over as Joy Behar’s permanent replacement when she leaves in August.
A source told Us Weekly magazine: ‘She is in talks right now. The cast and crew get a kick out of Jenny, she’s a good fit.’
While Jenny was initially thought to be unable to take on the job full time due to her commitments to ‘The Jenny McCarthy Show’ on VH1, its low ratings mean she will likely be happy to make the move.
The insider added: ‘Her show isn’t quite working out so she’s open to it.’
Jenny has already been confirmed to be appearing as a guest host after Joy’s contract on the ABC series runs out in August.
Speaking previously about her part-time role, the former Playboy model said: ‘I will be helping them while they’re looking … but maybe sometime in the future I’ll be there.’
The 1994 Playmate of the Year resides in Chicago with her 10-year-old son Evan, but was regularly flying to New York City to film her Jenny McCarthy Show, so it will be no different if she joins The View.
Jenny is currently single and is planning on being on her own for a little while because she thinks she wasted too much time and energy on ex-lovers when she could have been focusing on her own needs.
The star – who has a 10-year-old son Evan from her marriage to actor-and-director John Mallory Asher and was in a five-year relationship with Jim Carrey – knows she is the ‘best damn girlfriend’ a guy could have and she wants to wait for a man who deserves her.’
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