SEASON 11 of The Talk resumed after a brief hiatus following the heated exchange between Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood.
On August 31, co-host Elaine Welteroth announced she was leaving the show just months after fellow cohosts Carrie Ann Inaba and Sharon Osobourne also exited the program.
Who are the hosts of The Talk now?
Sheryl Patrice Underwood is a comedian, actress and television host.
She rose to fame in the comedy world as the first female finalist in 1989’s Miller Lite Comedy Search.
The Arkansas native joined The Talk panel in 2011.
She candidly revealed that she was married to Michael, who committed suicide in 1990, three years into their marriage.
On July 14, it was announced that Jerry O’Connell would replace Osbourne on The Talk following the ex-hosts messy departure in March.
Underwood announced the news during the July 14 episode of The Talk.
The actor began co-hosting alongside Sheryl, Amanda and Elaine for The Talk’s Men of May special and continued to co-host in recent weeks.
In May, The Sun broke that O’Connell is “in final negotiations” to replace Underwood on The Talk after quitting the show in March.
The 47-year-old actor has appeared in several films and TV series, including My Secret Identity, Sliders, Stand By Me, Joe’s Apartment, Kangaroo Jack, Crossing Jordan and The Defenders.
Since 2007, O’Connell has been married to former model Rebecca Romijn.
The couple has twin girls who were born in 2008.
Kloots was named a full-time co-host in December. She joined the show with Elaine Welteroth.
Kloots’ husband, broadway actor Nick Kloots, died from Covid-19-related complications in July 2020. She documented her husband’s struggle with the infectious disease and also wrote a book.
The couple share a son.
Did Sharon Osbourne quit The Talk?
Osbourne quit The Talk following mass backlash for her “racially insensitive” comments while defending Piers Morgan.
On March 26, CBS released a statement confirming the daytime series will also continue to be on hiatus for the foreseeable future while the cast makes its transition.
“Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk,” CBS announced on March 26.
“The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home.
“As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.
“We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts,” it added.
The network continued: “At the same time, we acknowledge the network and studio teams, as well as the showrunners, are accountable for what happened during that broadcast.
“As it was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race.
“During this week’s hiatus, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew.
“Going forward, we are identifying plans to enhance the producing staff and producing procedures to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers.”
The British personality has been a main fixture on the program since it first premiered in 2010 – making her the only person who has remained on the cast since the beginning.
What did Sharon Osbourne say to Sheryl Underwood?
The audience seemed to turn on Osbourne after she got into a tense argument with co-host Underwood regarding Morgan’s “racially insensitive” behavior toward Meghan Markle.
Piers even walked off the set and left his morning show after being accused of racially insensitive comments.
Osbourne continually defended the ex Good Morning Britain anchor after he slammed the Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
However, Osbourne’s co-host Underwood did not see eye-to-eye with her after Ozzy Osbourne’s wife said she was supporting Morgan’s “freedom of speech.”
Underwood attempted to explain that racism was not always “the words themselves” but the “intent or way they are said,” but Sharon kept fighting back.
They exchanged words as Osbourne ended up in tears during the heated segment – while also quipping at Underwood to “not cry.”
The duo also refused to apologize on-air; however, Osbourne eventually clarified her position and views on Instagram and ended up blaming the on-air fight on the network, claiming she was “blindsided.”
Who else left The Talk?
Elaine Welteroth will not be returning for her second season on the show, it was reported on Tuesday, August 31.
According to Deadline, Elaine is leaving The Talk to shift her focus on other projects.
“We wish Elaine all the best. We are grateful for her passion, enthusiasm, and insight she brought to the show daily,” The Talk executive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews told Deadline in a statement.
“Her openness and meaningful conversations were attributes we admired and always appreciated.”
Sources told the outlet that producers hope have at least one new permanent co-host secured when The Talk premieres its new season on September 13.
In April, Carrie Ann Inaba announced she was taking a leave of absence from The Talk. In August, she announced she would permanently leave the show.
Who were the original hosts from season one?
Season one’s lineup included Sara Gilbert, Osbourne, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini.
Marie Osmond is the show’s most short-lived judge.
Marie announced on September 2 that she was leaving the show after only one season.
Since Marie’s exit, many fans have leaped to her support, saying they miss the star on the panel.
In December, Eve bid farewell to the show. She had been on the show since 2017.
The 42-year-old made the shocking announcement on November 2 during the episode of the popular daytime talk show as she revealed she would be wrapping up her time there at the end of December.
The rapper explained that she could not host the show from London, England, where she currently lives with her husband, Maximillion Cooper, as she “can’t travel.”
Eve told her co-hosts on her last day on the show that she was “so lucky and so grateful to be a part of this show.”
“I’ve learned from each of you ladies,” she said.