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Jenny McCarthy could co-host The View

The 40-year-old may replace Joy Behar when she leaves next month

  • Los Angeles Times
  • Published: 12:34 July 9, 2013
  • Tabloid

Jenny McCarthy speaks during the VH1 Winter TCA Tour
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Jenny McCarthy is in talks to join “The View” as a co-host, according to a report in Us Weekly.

McCarthy, 40, has been a frequent guest co-host on the long-running daytime talk show and is rumoured to be on deck to replace Joy Behar when she leaves next month.

According to an unnamed source in the magazine article, McCarthy, whose anaemically rated talk show “The Jenny McCarthy Show” launched on VH1 earlier this year, is “a good fit” for the programme.

McCarthy got her start as a Playboy playmate before seguing into a TV career on the mid-’90s MTV dating show “Singled Out.” In recent years, she’s come under fire for her espousal of widely debunked theories linking childhood vaccines with autism, though at this point holding controversial opinions is practically a requirement for aspiring “View” co-hosts.

And she’s not the only model-turned-TV star said to be in the running for a permanent spot on the show: Brooke Shields is rumoured to be replacing Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who has yet to confirm widespread reports of her impending departure later this year.

When asked for a comment, a representative of “The View” said only, “We have no announcement to make at this time.”

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