Jerry O'Connell Replaces Sharon Osbourne On 'The Talk,' And Viewers Have Thoughts

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Jerry O'Connell joins 'The Talk' as show's first permanent male co-host. From Osbourne to O'Connell. Jerry O'Connell is joining the “The Talk” family, taking the slot vacated by Sharon Osbourne, who exited the show earlier this year following some controversial comments on race. New York Daily NewsJerry O’Connell joins ‘The Talk’ as permanent co-host

Is Jerry O'Connell a permanent host on the talk?

"The Talk" is welcoming a new host following Sharon Osbourne's controversial exit. The CBS daytime show on Wednesday introduced actor Jerry O'Connell as its new permanent co-host, alongside Amanda Kloots, Elaine Welteroth and Sheryl Underwood. USA TODAY'The Talk' names Jerry O'Connell its first male co-host, replacing Sharon Osbourne

Jerry O'Connell announces he is joining The Talk as the FIRST full-time male co-host

Daily Mail 15 July, 2021 - 10:16am

By Heidi Parker and Kelby Vera For Dailymail.com

Jerry O'Connell announced on Wednesday that he will be the first full-time male co-host of The Talk.

The actor, 47, wore a dark suit and white shirt on the chat show as he broke the news then praised his co-stars Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth.  

'It's fun, and it works, and we're going to have a lot of fun,' the husband of Rebecca Romijn said. 'It's real exciting.'

I'm in! Jerry O'Connell announced on Wednesday that he will be the first full-time male co-host of The Talk

A fave on the show: The actor, 47, has been on the show many times before as a guest star. Seen with co-stars Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth, as well as Mark McGrath, far right

His announcement comes after Sharon Osbourne exited the daytime program following claims she had made racist comments.

For the past month there has been speculation favorite guest star O'Connell would join the table. 

O'Connell also said on Wednesday: 'First of all, I want to say, you ladies have been so welcoming to me. I mean, I came here as a guest months ago, and just from the moment I walked in, you're just gracious, you're kind, you're fun, and it worked.

 Time to shine: 'It's fun, and it works, and we're going to have a lot of fun,' the husband of Rebecca Romijn said. 'It's real exciting'

Up for laughs: O'Connell also said on Wednesday: 'First of all, I want to say, you ladies have been so welcoming to me. I mean, I came here as a guest months ago, and just from the moment I walked in, you're just gracious, you're kind, you're fun, and it worked

'And here we are. We're going to have a lot of fun, we really are,' he added.

In a statement, executive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews said, 'We are beyond thrilled Jerry O'Connell is our new host. 

'We loved his infectious enthusiasm, humor, openness and insights as a guest co-host and look forward to him now bringing those dynamic qualities to the show every day. As an accomplished actor, devoted husband and father, Jerry will bring a unique and entertaining perspective to the conversation.' 

Osbourne, 68, left the show in March after a tense argument with co-host Underwood and subsequent accusations she'd made racist comments about her peers. 

Praise: In a statement, executive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews said, 'We are beyond thrilled Jerry O'Connell is our new host'

Kissy: The producers added, 'We loved his infectious enthusiasm, humor, openness and insights as a guest co-host and look forward to him now bringing those dynamic qualities to the show every day'

O'Connell is no stranger to The Talk, regularly stopping by as guest host.   

Jerry had reportedly been in talks with CBS 'on and off since at least May.'

O'Connell will join Underwood, Kloots and Welteroth at the table while Carrie Ann Inaba continues her leave of absence from the series.

CBS is hoping Jerry's addition will help perk up the show's ratings, which dipped after Osbourne's departure, continuing an already downward trend. 

Despite the falling viewership, CBS recently renewed the daytime chat show for a 12th season, which will be its first without any of the original co-hosts sitting at the table.

In the past, The Talk has featured Julie Chen Moonves, Sara Gilbert, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini, Aisha Tyler and Marie Osmond.

Winning formula? The Talk has seen its ratings dip in the wake of Osbourne's departure

Shakeup: Welteroth (left), Underwood (center right), and Kloots (far right) are still on the show  while Inaba (second from left) continues her leave of absence from the series

Osbourne left The Talk in March following her fiery defense of friend Piers Morgan, who quit Good Morning Britain after storming off for being criticized for comments about Meghan Markle, a regular target of the conservative commentator's vitriol.

Sharon became emotional while Underwood spoke about Morgan, screaming: '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?' Osbourne added. 

Allegations then emerged that Osbourne made racist remarks about co-hosts behind the scenes at The Talk, claims which she has staunchly denied.

'Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk,' CBS said in a statement confirming her departure in March. 'The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home.'

Heated: The controversy began when Osbourne delivered a vociferous defense of her friend  Piers Morgan and his criticism of Meghan Markle

'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,' the statement continued.

'We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts,' CBS said, responding to allegations from Osbourne's camp that she was 'set up to fail' by being spurred into the debate by producers.

'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,' the statement added.

'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,' CBS said.

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Jerry O'Connell replacing Sharon Osbourne on 'The Talk'

Page Six 15 July, 2021 - 10:16am

July 14, 2021 | 3:08pm

Jerry O’Connell has been named a permanent co-host on “The Talk,” replacing Sharon Osbourne after her racially charged scandal.

“It’s fun, and it works, and we’re going to have a lot of fun,” the “Stand by Me” actor, 47, said on Wednesday’s episode, which aired on his 14th wedding anniversary with Rebecca Romijn.

O’Connell is the first male to hold the position full-time, although he has been a frequent guest host in the past.

He joins panelists Amanda Kloots, Elaine Welteroth, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba.

“You ladies have been so welcoming to me,” he told them Wednesday. “I mean, I came here as a guest months ago, and just from the moment I walked in, you’re just gracious, you’re kind, you’re fun, and it worked.”

The CBS daytime show also shared the news on Twitter with a clip of their newest host wearing a “Rocky”-like costume set to Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger.”

“Join us in welcoming @MrJerryOC to The Talk family,” they captioned the video with a hands-up emoji.

In the clip, which aired at the top of Wednesday’s episode, O’Connell cheerfully greeted several people from the crew before changing into a suit and getting bouquets of flowers to gift his fellow co-hosts.

“Yay! Here he is, the newest member of ‘The Talk,’ Jerry O’Connell!” Underwood, 57, then told the audience amid a roar of cheers.

Kloots, 39, welcomed the newbie by saying on the show, “We have all loved getting to know you the last couple of months.”

Executive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews, meanwhile, said in a statement that they are “beyond thrilled” to have O’Connell on the show.

“We loved his infectious enthusiasm, humor, openness and insights as a guest co-host and look forward to him now bringing those dynamic qualities to the show every day,” the EPs added. “As an accomplished actor, devoted husband and father, Jerry will bring a unique and entertaining perspective to the conversation.”

The camaraderie is a far cry from the turmoil that made headlines earlier in Season 11.

In March, Osbourne, 68, was awarded a massive payout after she quit “The Talk” over an on-air disagreement she had with Underwood over her pal Piers Morgan’s disdain for Meghan Markle.

Following the spat, Page Six exclusively reported that an internal investigation had been launched after Welteroth, 34, and her hairstylist complained about an allegedly “racially insensitive and hostile environment” on the show following the explosive March 10 broadcast. 

Then a bombshell report citing multiple sources, including former “The Talk” co-host Leah Remini, claimed Osbourne had used racist slurs when talking about others on the show.

The former “Kings of Queens” star, 51, alleged Osbourne had referred to “Talk” alum Julie Chen, who is Chinese American, as a “wonton” and “slanty eyes” and former co-host Sara Gilbert, who is a lesbian, as a “p—y licker.”

Osbourne referred to the accusations as a “pile-on.”

“Everybody’s got an opinion and everybody’s got a voice – it’s fine,” she told the Daily Mail. “It’s about knowing somebody’s been called out for something and then somebody else is like, ‘Yes! I’m going to add something too.’”

“The Talk” premiered on CBS in 2010.

Osbourne’s rep declined to comment on the announcement of O’Connell replacing her.

Jerry O'Connell Is First Male Host of ‘The Talk,’ Officially Replacing Sharon Osbourne

TVweb 14 July, 2021 - 07:01pm

Jerry O'Connell Is First Male Host of ‘The Talk,’ Officially Replacing Sharon Osbourne

Jerry O'Connell bounced into the studio to Eye of the Tiger, dressed up in full Rocky Balboa regalia.

"It's really exciting," Jerry O'Connell told his new co-hosts after the epic entrance. "First of all I want to say, you ladies have been so welcoming to me, I mean, I came here as a guest, months ago, and just from the moment I walked in, you're just gracious, you're kind, you're fun, and it worked. And here we are and we're gonna have a lot of fun, we really are."

He'll be replacing Sharon Osbourne after her dismissal in March. CBS announced that Osbourne was stepping down from her hosting position in a statement that reads, "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."

The ladies love him. "Jerry, I told you that the last time you were here, I just love having you on set every day. You bring such an amazing energy to this studio, and also like I learn from you every day," Welteroth, 34, said on the show today. "You're an incredible host and and we are so lucky to have you here."

"You guys are amazing," O'Connell replied. "There's also a lot of people behind the cameras here, who really helped out a lot - our whole crew, everybody, the producers. It's a really special feeling around here."

"And you add to that!" Underwood said. "You make everybody smile, you know names, you say good morning to everybody ... We talk, we laugh, we joke."

"But I'm gonna tell you something - it's really a twofer, we get you and we get Rebecca," she continued, referencing O'Connell's wife Rebecca Romjin, with whom he celebrated 14 years of marriage today, TOO! This is a good day, Jerry. Sincerely.

"It's an exciting time, it's something new," he said of his co-host role. "I don't want to say it's scary but it's new, so it's a change. And change is good, you have to do things that scare you, that shake it up a little bit and this is definitely shaking it up, but that was very touching guys thank you so much."

"I'm excited to part of the family," O'Connell said at the close of the episode, before Underwood let the audience know we have to wait a few weeks to see him bring the heat (He has other projects he's finishing up.) before returning in his permanent co-hosting spot for season 12. I'm on the Jerry-train. Get on the Jerry-train, and tune in!

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