Sara M Moniuszko
Published 11:02 AM EDT Sep 3, 2020
Marie Osmond is leaving “The Talk” after just one season on the CBS daytime show.
In a statement to USA TODAY Thursday provided by spokesperson Lisa Spalla, the network confirmed the departure of the co-host, first reported by Deadline.
“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. “We will miss her humor, kindness and good nature, and wish her much success in her future endeavors.”
Osmond also took to social media to comment on her time on the show.
“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,” she tweeted Wednesday.
She continued, “Also, my husband and I just dropped our last two kids off at college, we looked at each other, laughed & 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 & visiting all the kids/grandkids”
During her time on the show, Osmond made headlines, including when she revealed why she isn’t leaving any money to her children.
“Congratulations, kids,” she explained in March 2020, as the audience erupted. “My husband and I decided that you do a great disservice to your children to just hand them a fortune because you take away the one most important gift you can give your children, and that’s the ability to work.”
In October 2019, she shared her experience of questioning her sexuality at a younger age while discussing Miley Cyrus’ controversial comments about being gay. Earlier that month, she also opened up about the bullying she says her late son experienced.
When she first joined the show, Osmond replaced Sara Gilbert, who created “The Talk” but left last summer to spend more time with her family (and in her role on ABC’s “The Conners”).
She joined co-hosts Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood for Season 10.
Contributing: Cydney Henderson
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