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The View: Sara Haines to return to panel for season 24

Sarah Haines is allegedly returning as one of the hosts of the morning talk show The View.

The 42-year-old blonde is joining the table in September for season 24, according to a Friday report from Variety.

The mother-of-three is reportedly replacing Abby Huntsman who left in January. Her co-stars will be Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Meghan McCain and Sunny Hostin.

The star was originally with the program from 2016 until 2018. 

After she left The View, the Smith college graduate started to co-host GMA Day, which was later renamed Strahan And Sara, with former football player and Kelly Ripa’s old co-host, Michael Strahan. 

In 2019 Keke Palmer joined the show, and it was renamed Strahan, Sara And Keke. 

Haines left the show earlier this month, however. 

Lately, Sara has been making virtual guest appearances on the View so for her to join full time is a natural step. 

The star will likely be a vital part of the election coverage this fall.   

Haines is the third celebrity to come back to the show.

Rosie O’Donnell did it in 2015 and lasted five months after she first starred on The View from 2006 until 2007. Joy Behar returned in 2015 after being fired in 2013.

When Sara left in 2018, Goldberg said: ‘I knew this one was meant to sit at the table since the first time she guest hosted—co-hosted on The View—and we wanted to show you a couple reasons why this breakup is so hard.’

While on the show, Haines talked about postpartum depression. 

‘I think you hear all the time about postpartum depression. I’ve had a rough pregnancy and I think there are times where you feel guilty to admit it,’ she shared with the audience.

She also took on PTSD and the fact that guns are a major contributor to their deaths.

‘Vets have a high rate of suicide, 20 vets a day commit suicide; two thirds of those are by a firearm,’ she reported.

Of course Haines had many fun and goofy moments on the show as well. 

One particular high point saw the mother-of-two showing off her dance moves in front of dance maven Jennifer Lopez.

Following the retrospective, Haines, while fighting back tears, took a moment to address the audience. ‘It has been an honor, a privilege, and an absolute dream to work here at this show,’ she gushed, before also acknowledging that many of those who worked behind the scenes on the show had also ‘become lifelong friends.’ 

In 2014, she wed attorney Max Shifrin. Their kids are Alec, Sandra and Caleb. 

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