Insiders tell TheWrap she may return as guest contributor
Nicolle Wallace is leaving her daily chair at “The View.”
The 43-year-old Republican political commentator and former White House staffer under President George W. Bush will not return as a permanent co-host next season, an insider with knowledge tells “The Wrap.”
Wallace exits the show just one week after ABC announced that colleague Rosie Perez would also depart. Wallace and Perez were added to a revamped co-host panel at the beginning of the current season, along with Rosie O'Donnell, who left the show in February, and returning moderator Whoopie Goldberg. That lineup was introduced following the departures of co-creator Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy at the end of last season.
“Nicolle brings wit and intelligence to the table, she works hard, and she’s a terrific political analyst,” a person close to the show told TheWrap.
But less than 12 months after Shepherd walked away, the seven-year vet of the ABC talker is eyeing a return of sorts — and she may be bringing Candace Cameron Bure with her.
Shepherd and ABC are currently in talks to add the former full-time panelist to its growing stable of regular, rotating guest co-hosts for the upcoming Season 19, an insider told TheWrap. Likewise, the Bill Wolff-executive produced show has also approached Candace Cameron Bure with a similar roster spot offer.
As TheWrap previously reported, other likely members of the short list include Stacy London and Molly Sims. TheWrap exclusively reported last week that comedienne Michelle Collins is joining the show as a full-time co-host; ABC confirmed the news on Monday.