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'Jon & Kate Plus 8' star Kate Gosselin to guest-host ABC's 'The View'


By Christopher Rocchio, 08/26/2009 

ABC has announced that Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin will serve as a The View co-host on the ABC talk show's September 14 and 15 broadcasts.

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Gosselin is one of several guest co-hosts filling in for The View regular Elisabeth Hasselbeck, as the former Survivor: The Australian Outback castaway will be on maternity leave until mid-October after giving birth to her third child earlier this month.

Gosselin's The View co-hosting duties will represent her first appearance ever on the show.

The View's new season will premiere live on Tuesday, September 8 at 11AM ET/PT. 

Additional co-hosts who will be filling in for Hasselbeck while she's on maternity leave include Meghan McCain, daughter of former GOP presidential candidate John McCain, on September 9 and 10; Latoya Jackson on Septmeber 16 and 18; and former Fox News Channel anchor E.D. Hill on September 23 and 24.

The aforementioned guest co-hosts will all join The View regulars Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd.

Gosselin filed for a no-fault divorce from her husband Jon in June -- on the same day that a heavily-hyped Jon & Kate Plus 8 broadcast featured the Gosselins publicly announcing their separation.

New fifth-season Jon & Kate Plus 8 episodes currently air in the Mondays at 9PM ET/PT on TLC.

(Photo credit TLC)


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