Heather gray and Kristin Matthews, the executive producers of the show, shared a joint statement with NBC commending Inaba’s “authenticity and openness” which they believed created “a special bond and relationship with our audience.”
They continued, “We will always be grateful for your contributions here on The Talk over the past 3 seasons. Her warmth, wisdom and vulnerability are just some of her many admirable qualities that we will miss, “adding,” We wish her continued success and health. “
Last month Star Trek actor Jerry O’Connell permanently replaced Osbourne, making him the first full-time male co-host.
“It’s really exciting. First of all, I want to say that you ladies made me feel so welcome, ”he shared. “I mean, I came here as a guest months ago and from the moment I walked in you’re just being friendly, you’re nice, you’re fun, and it worked … good fun, we really are.”
Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth are currently expected to return for season 12 in September. The latest episode aired on August 10th and features the actress Mena Suvari.