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Marie Osmond, a frequent guest co-host who joined CBS’ “The Talk” this season as the replacement for Sara Gilbert, is leaving the daytime chatfest to focus on her family and other projects.
“Marie is a consummate professional, and we thank her for sharing her personal experiences, insight, as well as incredible talents, with our audience,” CBS said in a statement. “We will miss her humor, kindness and good nature, and wish her much success in her future endeavors.”
The news comes as “The Talk” executive producer and showrunner John Redmann leaves the show as well, with a replacement reportedly expected to be selected ahead of the start of production. In a statement on the matter, Osmond explained that she plans to work with Redmann on another project for ViacomCBS but hopes to spend her off time enjoying her family life.
“One of the highlights of my year at #TheTalk was working with my dear friend John Redmann (former EP and showrunner) and I’m excited to continue our working relationship on several projects we are developing,” Osmond wrote on Instagram. “Also, my husband and I just dropped our last two kids off at college, we looked at each other, laughed and remembered we hadn’t been this alone together since 1982!! So, at this stage of my life, I’m looking forward to spending more time with him and visiting all the kids/grandkids.”