‘The Talk’: Former Host Sharon Osbourne Jokingly Posts ‘Busy’ Clip Amid New Host Announcement

by Emily Morgan

After CBS announced Sharon Osbourne’s replacement on “The Talk,” the former co-host remains unruffled.  On Saturday, the British TV personality tweeted out that she was “responding to A LOT of emails today,” along with a hilarious gif. 

As a result, fans now think this was an indirect slight to the show after it announced they were replacing Osbourne with actor Jerry O’ Connell. Sharon Osbourne’s departure from the Emmy-winning talk show sent shockwaves through the industry. Now, the show has officially moved on from the situation by naming her replacement

The show decided to add its first male co-host by booking Jerry O’Connell— a longtime actor from TV and movies. O’Connell is finally speaking up about his new co-hosting job and how he hopes to “enhance” the show.

O’Connell will offer a different perspective on the former all-women show as one of the very few male hosts in the industry. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the newly named co-host opened up about joining the show:

What Jerry O’Connell Hopes to Bring to ‘The Talk’

“What I think I enhance at “The Talk” is just, us having fun. If somebody says something, or has a story that remotely makes me laugh, or that I think is funny or interesting, we’re gonna hammer that. We’re gonna go right in there. I think it’s mostly about us breaking down the stories and having a good time while doing it.”

Whenever Jerry O’Connell debuts on “The Talk,” viewers know they are in for a good time. His addition comes after the show saw the departure of Osbourne, Eve, and Sara Gilbert. Additionally, fans wonder if co-host Carrie Ann Inaba will return to the show after her hiatus. 

As for his talk show experience, O’Connell previously served as guest host on “The Wendy Williams Show” for a few episodes when she was away due to health issues. That gig led him to have his own short-lived talk show, “Jerry O.” In addition, O’Connell even guest-hosted on “The Talk” numerous times in the past. 

The network announced the actor’s position this past week, but O’Connell won’t officially become a regular co-host until September when Season 12 begins. 

Although his co-hosts are excited to have O’Connell on set, he knows being a new host won’t be easy. In the same interview, he confessed that he knows it will take time for viewers to get used to him. O’Connell said about bringing his male energy to the female-oriented show:

“I think the only thing that does happen is, being a new personality on a show, viewers are used to seeing other people there. He added: “I think it can take a while for people to get used to it… I tend to get excited and sort of energetic, and based on Instagram comments, that can annoy people.”