Debbie Matenopoulos in talks with ‘The View’ for potential comeback: ‘Never say never’

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Journalist and TV host Debbie Matenopoulos is not opposed to the return of “The View”.

Representatives for the 46-year-old commentator are said to be in talks with ABC about a possible co-hosting opportunity, an anonymous network source told the Daily Mail.

A spokesperson for Matenopoulos confirmed the rumor to be true in an emailed statement to Fox News.

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“Debbie will always have a special place in her heart for The View, the show that launched her career as a 21-year-old girl straight out of NYU,” the statement said. “Her rep has actually had conversations with senior ABC News executives over the past few months about a lot of things, including her attendance at ‘The View’ season 25 celebration, and she enjoys it all. her interest in her return. “

Debbie Matenopoulos, former co-host of "View," made occasional reappearances on the Emmy-winning daytime talk show as a guest host from 2006-2016 (Lou Rocco / Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)
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Debbie Matenopoulos, former co-host of “The View,” made occasional reappearances on the Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show as a guest host from 2006 to 2016. (Lou Rocco / Walt Disney Television via Getty Images )

While nothing is set in stone at the moment, the spokesperson for Matenopoulos said she is currently developing two food fairs and one lifestyle salon.

“She would never say never to go back to her first television home,” her spokesperson noted.

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News of Matenopoulos’ potential reappearance on the daytime talk show came to light days after Meghan McCain announced she would be stepping down from her role as co-host on “The View.”

“On a professional note, this show is one of the greatest, most exhilarating and wonderful privileges of my entire life and I have had so many amazing experiences in my life,” McCain told viewers on July 1, when she revealed she would be leaving the show after four years.

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Matenopoulos was an original actor when “The View” debuted in 1997. She appeared alongside broadcast journalists Barbara Walters, Meredith Vieira, lawyer Star Jones and comedian Joy Behar until she left in 1999.

ABC representatives did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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In this 1998 photo, Star Jones, Meredith Viera, Carol Channing, Debbie Matenopoulos and Barbara Walters pose for a group photo. "The views" the original panel of co-hosts included Jones, Viera, Matenopoulos and Walters.  (Donna Svennevik / Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

In this 1998 photo, Star Jones, Meredith Viera, Carol Channing, Debbie Matenopoulos and Barbara Walters pose for a group photo. The original panel of co-hosts for “The View” included Jones, Viera, Matenopoulos and Walters. (Donna Svennevik / Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

The Daily Mail claims its ABC insider said the network “is considering Debbie Matenopoulos” for a “triumphant return”.

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Before there was any talk of Matenopoulos returning to “The View” for a A regular concert co-host, she made occasional guest appearances from 2006 to 2016. She also made appearances on CBS’s “The Talk”, a competitive daytime talk show.

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