After a decade on "The View," Elisabeth Hasselbeck is settling in with her new TV family on "Fox & Friends."
The 36-year-old host kicked off her new job in style on Monday, rocking a flirty lavender dress and her signature, dazzling smile. But a seat between Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade wasn't all she had to be happy about: Elisabeth's first day included a dramatic cake and a surprise visit from her longtime bestie (and former colleague), Sherri Shepherd.
Sherri warned the boys, "Don't play with me, because I will try to steal her back" before taking her seat next to her BFF smack in the middle of the famed curvy couch, which she quickly admitted was "much more soft" than the one on "The View."
"This is leather," Doocy cooed with obvious pride.
Shepherd promised to "put a suggestion in the suggestion box" for the seating upgrade at her own set and then gave Elisabeth's new co-hosts some tips for befriending the bubbly blonde. "Always ask about her children; always have anything gluten free on the set, and always come to work with a smile," she mused.
Day one wasn't all smooth sailing, as you can see in the intro video posted above. Doorbells rang as people knocked on doors (magic!), and graphics were told to roll ... and then didn't. But neither of these issues can be blamed on the chipper new host.
Of course, Hasselbeck's inaugural show also featured a smattering of news, including a debate about the disparity between the questions asked to the two Miss America finalists on Sunday night. One was asked about Obama's threats to strike Syria because of its use of chemical weapons; the other was asked about Miley Cyrus's Twerkgate at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Ever the pro, Hasselbeck didn't miss a beat. "In defense … in our home, twerking is a weapon of mass destruction," Hasselbeck quipped. "I see nothing wrong."
We aren't sure how we feel about that particular "news" segment, but we do have to admit, her response seems oddly perfect. And while we'll have to wait and see if Elisabeth has the Midas touch to draw those coveted younger viewers to the "Fox & Friends" fan club, something tells us she's off to a solid start.
Apparently, we're not the only ones who thought so:
"Fox & Friends" airs every morning at 6 a.m. on Fox.
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