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Carrie Ann Inaba Is Permanently Leaving ‘The Talk’



Carrie Ann Inaba.
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Musical chairs. Carrie Ann Inaba confirmed that she is not going to return to The Talk after initially leaving the CBS daytime present earlier this year on account of well being points.

“I enjoyed my time at The Talk as cohost and moderator and I am grateful for the opportunity I had to grow with the entire Talk family as well as truly connect with viewers on such a personal level,” the Dancing With the Stars choose, 53, mentioned in a press release to Deadline on Friday, August 20. “I will miss The Talk, but I am excited for the next chapter both for myself and for the show.”

Inaba additionally addressed her departure in a collection of Instagram movies on Friday. “Live in gratitude for all that is, was and will be, and with that thought, I want to announce that today, The Talk, CBS and I have mutually agreed to part ways,” she started. “I just want to say that I’m filled with gratitude for the experience and for this chapter of my life that has been The Talk. I have made lifelong friendships, I’ve had incredible experiences and I’ve had wonderful discussions that helped me evolve as a human being.”

She continued: “It’s been an honor to be a part of your lives and to have a voice. So I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to not only my fellow cohosts, past and present, but also to those behind the scenes whom I love so deeply.”

Inaba then teased what’s subsequent for her. “With love and gratitude and respect, I wish you guys the best. To a great season ahead,” she mentioned. “And to all of you who have supported me through this time, thank you so much. It’s been amazing. And I’ll see you very soon.”

In the caption of her submit, the Hawaii native famous that it was “an honor” to comply with “in the footsteps of two women I very much respect,” tagging former Talk cohosts Julie Chen and Sara Gilbert.

“Endings can be as beautiful as beginnings,” she concluded. “For now, let’s get the sequins shined up for @dancingabc Season 30!”

Inaba, who suffers from autoimmune situations reminiscent of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, vasculitis and Sjogrën’s, initially stepped again from The Talk in April. “I have decided to take a leave of absence from The Talk to focus on my wellbeing,” she mentioned in an Instagram video on the time. “I know you guys understand health is the most important thing.”

The choreographer supplied an replace in July, detailing by way of her Instagram Story that it “was not an easy decision” to go away the discuss present however she was reminded that “everything will be alright.”

Inaba’s exit comes 4 months after Sharon Osbourne ended her tenure on The Talk amid controversy. Her departure adopted her on-air protection of Piers Morgan after he was accused of being racist. Jerry O’Connell was named as her substitute in July.

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