(ABC News) -- Rosie O’Donnell is returning to “The View.”
This marks the first time the actress has appeared on the ABC talk show since she left the panel in 2007.
“I have great affection for Rosie and we have remained in contact through the years,” said Barbara Walters, the show’s creator. “I am happy to welcome her back to the program. She is always a lively and engaging guest and a part of the show’s successful history.”
O’Donnell, who is currently guest-starring on ABC Family’s hit series, “The Fosters,” will be a guest on the talk show’s Feb. 7 episode. During her stint as a host of “The View,” she was well-known for her strong opinions. At one point, she had a very public falling out with then-co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
“I learned that for me, if I can’t be the boss of a show, I shouldn’t be on the show,” O’Donnell said.