After nearly 11 years as a co-host of The Talk, Sharon Osbourne is leaving.
On Friday, March 26, CBS confirmed the wife of Ozzy Osbourne “decided” to leave the daytime series following recent controversy stemming from her defense of Piers Morgan.
In a statement released to E! News, the network said, “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. We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts.”
CBS also said the network and showrunners for The Talk 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.”