Sharon Osbourne’s Former ‘The Talk’ Co-Host Breaks Silence on Her Leaving Show

by Emily Morgan

After British TV personality Sharon Osbourne left “The Talk,” she’s now become the center of controversy. Osbourne left the show after more than ten years at the show, and her former co-host is speaking out. 

In March, CBS announced that Osbourne would not return to the show after “The Talk” had a brief hiatus after Osbourne got in a heated argument with her co-hosts regarding Osbourne’s public support Piers Morgan. 

During the argument, co-host Sheryl Underwood questioned Osbourne about racism in the wake of Morgan’s departure from “Good Morning Britain” after he criticized Meghan Markle. Specifically, he alleged that Markle was lying when she noted that a royal family member raised concerns about their child’s skin color during the exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey. 

Now, nearly a week after Osbourne departed from the show, Underwood has spoken out. During Underwood’s three-part podcast series, “Sharon Walks Away,” Underwood addressed questions about if she had any contact with Osbourne since their heated debate on Mar. 10.

‘The Talk’ Co-Host Claims She Hasn’t Spoken to Sharon Osbourne Since Argument

Underwood says that she has not spoken to the former reality TV star since that day. She added that her former co-host had not reached out to offer an apology and even went through her phone history to double-check if she had reached out.

According to PEOPLE magazineone of Osbourne’s representatives alleged that she did reach out to Underwood, saying that she apologized to her in person and over the phone. 

“In my gut, I thought this was going to go left,” Underwood said during the podcast. “And so I wanted to put it in its proper order, be very calm, but there were a few people that criticized me on that — ‘Why do you give any f—s about somebody’s feelings? They give no f—s about yours.’ It’s not about the reaction of the person, it’s about me and who I’m trying to evolve and mature to be.” 

Later, Underwood added that she has regrets about how the incident played out. However, she thought it was inevitable that Osbourne would leave, given the accusations that have come forward about Osbourne. 

“Sometimes in life, something happens and you go, ‘Gosh, if I just would’ve…’ There’s nothing I could have ‘just would’ve’ — this was going to happen, out of my control,” she said. “Sometimes you don’t want to know what you know, you don’t want to feel and hear what you feel and hear, don’t want to accept what you have to accept.”