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Sharon Osbourne is OUT at ‘The Talk’

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There will no longer be the last remaining member of the original cast of The Talk at the table, or anywhere else on the set for that matter.

After all the controversial remarks defending her good friend, Piers Morgan, and the heated exchange with friend and co-host, Sheryl Underwood, and then allegations that came to light from former co-hosts, Sharon Osbourne is exiting the CBS afternoon talk show.

The news comes two weeks after the March 10th episode of The Talk, which ignited the controversial situation.

 

In a statement, late Friday afternoon, CBS said, “Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk.  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. 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.”

All of this was sparked by Piers Morgan being outraged over comments made by Meghan Markle in the highly-anticipated and widely-viewed interview with Oprah Winfrey, where the former Good Morning Britain host, called Markle a liar about her comments that there was racist behavior within the royal family.  Morgan then walked off the morning show and seemingly quit.  Osbourne defended him on The Talk to Underwood.

Things took an ugly turn when Sharon demanded of Sheryl to explain to her why Morgan was being called a racist. Osbourne said, “Educate me, tell me when you have heard him say racist things. I very much feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend, who many people think is a racist, so that makes me a racist?” She also became demeaning to Underwood when Sheryl began to cry.

Osbourne later apologized, but things spiraled further downward when Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Ramini, two of Osbourne’s former co-hosts, came forward saying she used racist comments against them as well as former host, Julie Chen, and former executive producer and host, Sara Gilbert.

Later, Sharon tried to do damage control to her reputation by granting interviews to Entertainment Tonight and Variety citing and claiming that she had been “set up” by the producers and was offered up as a “sacrificial lamb”, which ultimately must have backfired on her.

As to the look of the women of The Talk moving forward … all we know is that for now it will include: Underwood, Carrie Ann Inaba, Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth.

Will there be a new fifth member?  No one is certain.  The show will return with original episodes starting Monday, April 12th.

So, what do you think about Osbourne exiting The Talk? Right move for everyone? Should the show continue? Should they get another female for their panel? Comment below.

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Emma
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Emma

Bye Felicia.

Violet Lemm
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Emma
Good one, couldn’t have said it better.She still has a lot of money to fill her big mouth.

Carrie
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Carrie

Bring soaps back to these daytime time slots. 🙂

Su000
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Su000

That would be a dream come true-
Only one huge problem, $$$
The networks struggle money-wise to
keep the 3 going onward..
But- if fans would support bringing the
retired soaps back by contributing $4,00 a month,
that would help. 🙂

anne
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anne

Who in this Covid period has the money to donate every month for what you suggest?

Michaela
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agree.

viewer88
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LOL… And prince Harry who sat next to precious Meghan during the Oprah interview, his latest venture is battling “fake news”? Really? Gotta wish Sharon well, it’s not like I watched the talk all that much but now that she’s gone, what’s left could turn anyone’s brain into jello. You’re not cancelled Sharon! The TALK is! Expressing ones anger is as vulnerable as crying because you can’t answer a simple question because your ashamed to admit you’re wrong. It’s amazing how often that scenario is attributed to racism when it’s a public display. Decency and sensitivity are products of mental… Read more »

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I know this is unlikely but…………… I’d love to see Doug Davidson fill the now empty seat on the Talk. The show has always been a female “gabfest” but might benefit from having a man at the table. The CBS daytime audience knows and has liked Davidson for years. The treatment (or, more specific, lack of treatment) Davidson has gotten at Y&R over the past 3-4 years has been a crime. Davidson recently announced he was “done” with Y&R over Paul being ignored. I hope Davidson sticks with the “done” comment. He deserves better than what this 40-year Y&R veteran… Read more »

clb
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Respectful workplace? So CBS felt the need to investigate Sharon’s opinion? Someone needs to cancel CBS and that dismal show with only 1.5 M viewers! Sharon should be happy to leave! Bring back the soaps please and end this ridiculous cancel culture on free speech and someone’s opinion.

Michaela
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Bring back soaps. Would love to see a modern day reboot of Dark Shadows and doesn’t everyone think MIchael Easton would make a great Barnabas Collins?

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In a post on her Instagram, Inaba shared: “I have decided to take a leave of absence from @TheTalkCBS to focus on my health and well being. I appreciate the support from you and my family at The Talk and hope to be back soon!”  Then in a follow-up post, Carrie Ann added: “I appreciate your support. I appreciate the love and support for The Talk family and I hope to be back soon. Take care and I’ll keep you updated.”

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