Jenny McCarthy will officially be joining "The View" as co-host, Barbara Walters confirmed Monday on the ABC talk show.
"We love her because she's fun and uninhibited and opinionated enough to help us begin the latest chapter in 'The View' history," Walters said of McCarthy, who has made 17 appearances on the show, including eight as guest co-host.
The former Playboy model, who rose to fame on the '90s dating show "Singled Out," will join the show in September, when its new season officially kicks off. She will be replacing Joy Behar, the longtime co-host who bids farewell next month. "The View" has yet to name a replacement forElisabeth Hasselbeck, who abruptly left last week for Fox News.