The Talk has been a daytime TV staple because it premiered in 2010. The present first aired with Sara Gilbert, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini, Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne as cohosts, however that panel has modified a number of occasions since then.
The Talk returned for season 11 in September 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Osbourne, who got here underneath fireplace for defending Piers Morgan throughout a March 2021 episode of the morning present, was the solely authentic cast member remaining. She cohosted alongside Sheryl Underwood, Carrie Ann Inaba and Eve, the latter of whom later left the present.
Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth have been then introduced in as replacements. Kloots’ addition to the present was emotional, because it got here months after her husband, Nick Cordero, died from COVID-19.
“I am thrilled and honored to join this incredible cast and crew,” she mentioned in a press release in December 2020. “I look forward to starting off the new year with honest and thought-provoking discussions, mixed with plenty of fun and laughter too.”
Osbourne is the solely The Talk cohost to make it by way of all 11 seasons of the present. Amid the controversy surrounding her feedback about Morgan, she mentioned that she was unsure she wished to return to her seat on the panel.
“I wish we could go on and have [an] adult conversation calmly and work it out, but I don’t know whether we can,” the Osbournes alum told Entertainment Tonight in March 2021. “I don’t know whether it’s gone past that. I would love to, but I don’t know whether I even want to go back. … I don’t know whether I’m wanted there.”
After coming to Morgan’s protection following his Good Morning Britain exit, Osbourne obtained in a heated debate with Underwood on the present. She admitted, whereas talking with ET about the scenario, that she “got too personal” and mentioned she was prepared to make it proper. More allegations adopted, nonetheless. Remini alleged that the British TV character had used racist and homophobic slurs towards Chen and Gilbert.
Osbourne responded to the King of Queens alum’s claims in a press release through her rep, Howard Bragman, who known as Remini “a disgruntled former employee.”
He added, “[Sharon] will survive this, as she always has, and her heart will remain open and good, because she refuses to let others take her down. She thanks her family, friends and fans for standing by her and knowing her true nature.”
The Talk went on an prolonged hiatus that very same month following the incident. CBS addressed the choice in a press release issued to Us Weekly.
“CBS is committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace across all of our productions. We’re also very mindful of the important concerns expressed and discussions taking place regarding events on The Talk,” the assertion learn. “This includes a process where all voices are heard, claims are investigated, and appropriate action is taken where necessary. The show will extend its production hiatus until next Tuesday as we continue to review these issues.”
Keep scrolling to see all the Talk hosts who’ve left by way of the years and why.