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Raven-Symoné named co-host of ‘The View’

Former “Cosby Show” star Raven-Symone has joined the panel on “The View.”
Former “Cosby Show” star Raven-Symone has joined the panel on “The View.” ABC

“The View” made it official on Wednesday, giving guest co-host Raven-Symoné a permanent seat at the ABC daytime talk show’s table.

Whoopi Goldberg made the announcement on the show to cheers from the audience. The former Disney actress will sit alongside current hosts Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez.

“I remember coming to show with the Cheetah Girls when I was 15," said Raven-Symoné, 29. "I'm very happy to be sitting with these smart, talented mentors.”

The actress, who starred on “The Cosby Show” and later had her own show on the Disney Channel called “That’s So Raven,” had served as a guest co-host on the show 37 times before earning a permanent place.

She brought her new colleagues gifts of chocolate, cake, potato chips and watermelon to celebrate the news.

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