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Kate Gosselin may be locked in a war with the father of her eight children, Jon Gosselin, but she can count on the ladies of The View for support.

The show’s doyenne Barbara Walters, 80, defended the TLC reality star and lobbied for her new series, Kate Plus 8, to remain on air after it premieres next month.

“When she’s been on with us on The View we have a special feeling for her,” Barbara told reporters. “I think she’s in a very difficult position and trying to handle it as best she can.

“I think it’s very difficult for Kate. I think it’s very difficult for the children.” She added, “for the sake of the children, I hope the series will continue.”

Meanwhile, single mom Sherri Shepherd has a bone to pick with 34-year-old Kate’s estranged hubby.

“It makes me very angry because I can understand that you guys are going through difficulties,” she tells OK!.

“But when you do things like pull all of your money out of the account that’s shared with your wife, it affects your children — the ultimate losers in this are your children,” she says of Kate’s claim that Jon, 32, drained their joint account of $230,000 (Jon denies this, saying he withdrew only $22,000).

“When she has no money to pay her bills,” Sherri says in a message for the hard-partying dad, “it affects your kids, and that makes me really angry,”

So, what advice does Sherri have for Kate? “I think the best advice you can give a woman who’s going through that, is just support and [let her know] you’re just there.”

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