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Is Jerry O'Connell joining the talk?

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

Who is replacing Sharon Osbourne on The Talk?

Jerry O'Connell has been confirmed as The Talk's new panelist. O'Connell has been a guest host on the daytime talk show for a number of months, but it was recently announced that he is now a permanent member of the panel. yahoo.comSharon Osbourne's replacement on The Talk is announced

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

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O'Connell's addition to the long-running daytime talk show was announced during Wednesday's episode. The 47-year-old actor entered the studio dressed as Rocky Balboa while "Eye of the Tiger" played in the background. 

"It's really exciting," he said following his 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."

O'Connell is the first male co-host to join the show alongside Sheryl Underwood, Elaine Welteroth, Amanda Kloots and Carrie Ann Inaba. 

O'Connell replaced Osbourne, who exited the show after getting in an on-air argument with co-host Underwood. The two were discussing Piers Morgan's comments regarding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The argument started after Osbourne defended Morgan's right to share his opinion of Markle.

The debate between Osbourne and Underwood ended up leading to an investigation after Welteroth complained of "a racially insensitive and hostile environment" on "The Talk," according to the Daily Mail.

However, audio obtained by the Daily Mail – and published on Wednesday -- allegedly caught co-host Welteroth assuring Osbourne that nobody thought she was a racist after the on-air argument. Welteroth even claimed the co-hosts were "set up" at the time.

Despite her private assurances to Osbourne, Welteroth denied that the co-hosts were set up during an address on the show, the Daily Mail reported.

Osbourne later spoke out about the controversy during an interview with Bill Maher.

"She's entitled to her opinion, Piers is entitled to his," Osbourne told Maher in April. "And that's what it's all about."

"Disagreeing with someone does not make you a racist in my book."

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