Reports of Marie Osmond joining the panel of co-hosts on CBS’ “The Talk” for the show’s upcoming 10th season have proven true. The all-around entertainer appeared on the daytime talk show on Tuesday, May 7 as it was officially announced she’d be replacing the show’s creator and executive producer Sara Gilbert at the table of the CBS Studios Center produced chatfest after Gilbert’s departure at the conclusion of season nine.
“If you’ve seen Marie Osmond guest host on ‘The Talk’ over the past nine seasons, you know she’s the perfect addition to the show,” said Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs, and Syndicated Programs Development, CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution, in a statement announcing Osmond’s hiring. “Marie’s impressive career accomplishments have endeared her to fans throughout the decades. Her willingness to be authentic and share personal triumphs and struggles with honesty in the hopes of helping others always resonates. I’m excited to kick off season 10 with the multitalented, dynamic Marie at ‘The Talk’ table.”
“It is such a joy for me to be joining ‘The Talk’ in September. After guest co-hosting and appearing as a guest on the show throughout the years, I am thrilled to now call this my day job,” said Osmond. “I look forward to working with Sharon, Sheryl, Eve and Carrie Ann, who are such smart, strong, talented women whom I immensely respect. I cannot wait to share this exciting new chapter with the viewers and the CBS family.”
In the four-minute clip below, you can watch as the co-hosts welcome Osmond with open arms and confetti. The audience also gave her a standing ovation.
Osmond’s joining leaves Sharon Osbourne as the only original co-host from the show’s 2010 launch that remains on the panel. Julie Chen departed at the beginning of this season following sexual misconduct allegations against her husband, former CBS Chairman, Les Moonves. She was replaced in January by “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba. Eve and Sheryl Underwood will continue as co-hosts. No further changes are expected.