Carrie Ann Inaba has confirmed earlier reports on Friday afternoon that she would be leaving her role on the CBS talk show “The Talk”.
Inaba went onto Instagram on Friday and shared her thoughts and comments regarding this move. Take a look at what she said in this video.
Inaba confirmed in the video that she, “The Talk” and CBS agreed to “mutually part ways.”
Now this throws the CBS show into another search for a new co-host. Sharon Osbourne was fired after making comments in support of British talk-show host Piers Morgan. Those swirled around Morgan’s comments after Meghan Markle was interviewed on TV.
While ‘The Talk’ Starts Search For New Host, Inaba Will Return To ABC Show
Obviously, fans of the ABC show “Dancing with the Stars” know Inaba from her time as a judge on that show. She did confirm, though, that she would indeed return for that show’s 30th season.
“To all of you that have supported me through this time, thank you,” Inaba said in her Instagram post. “It’s been amazing. … And I’ll see you soon. Have a beautiful day everyone.”
Inaba took over in January 2019 on “The Talk” when Julie Chen left her role as a host.
“Carrie Ann’s authenticity and openness created a special connection and relationship with our audience,” executive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews of “The Talk” said in a joint statement. “We will always be grateful for her contributions here at ‘The Talk’ over the last 3 seasons. Her warmth, wisdom, and vulnerability are just a few of her many admirable traits that will be missed. We wish her much success and good health going forward.”
Inaba Reportedly Was Not Pleased With New Direction Of Show
Current hosts on “The Talk” include Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, and Elaine Welteroth. Inaba had been the moderator on the show, but that role will now go to another host. Reportedly, the CBS show is looking for another male co-host. O’Connell is the first male co-host since the show premiered in 2010 on CBS.
A source talked to “Page Six” about Inaba and “The Talk” after the Osbourne incident took place.
“After the (Osbourne) incident, they brought in a diversity and inclusion agency to help repair the situation,” the source said, “and Carrie Ann openly griped that she was being punished for things while she was out.
“She returned to a new environment, and she also didn’t like that the show is starting to tackle more serious issues,” this source continued telling “Page Six”.
Earlier in August, Osbourne offered some words in a social media post toward Inaba. So apparently, there are no hard feelings between them.