By Natasha

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After appearing on the show in a “guest co-host” capacity on “The View” for several months, Raven-Symone just got upgraded. Deets inside on her permanent new gig…

Actress Raven-Symone is adding another new gig to her resumé this year. Just moments ago on today’s episode of “The View,” moderator Whoopi Goldberg made the announcement that Raven is their newest permanent co-host.

After the confetti was popped and a mini-celebration went down, Raven brought the co-hosts gifts (their favorite desserts) and stated she’s excited to join a group of such talented and smart ladies.

Raven will join permanent co-hosts Rosie Perez, Nicole Wallace and Whoopi Goldberg.

Raven has been making headlines for months thanks to her quips and controversial (some may say ‘uneducated’) points of view about hot topics. From attempting to explain her blackness, or lack thereof, to her defending of millennials against the bad wrap they get, the former ‘Cosby’ kid and Disney Channel “That’s So Raven” star isn’t a stranger to social media draggings. But she also has plenty of fans out there who are totally here for this new gig of hers.

In a press release just issued by ABC, Raven said:

“The Disney Company has made another one of my dreams come true! Being a part of ‘The View’ family will be a wonderful growing experience for me. The cast and crew are warm and welcoming and has made the transition into daytime talk easier. I have a lot to learn within this new arena, but being the apprentice of these spectacular women will only make me a better person and talk show host. I want to thank ABC, ABC News and The Disney Company for believing in me and my potential! Let’s have some fun!”

And Babs Walters isn’t mad at the decision either. The creator and Executive Producer said via press release:

“Raven- Symoné is a welcome addition to ‘The View. She is happy, amusing and well informed, and has already brought a unique perspective to the program that has resonated with our audience.”

Congrats Raven!

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