In an Instagram message Elaine Welteroth announced that she will be leaving The Talk after just one season.
She is the latest host to leave, following behind co-host Carrie Ann Inaba, “Project Runway”.
In her post she shared:
If you told Oprah-obsessed, 9-year-old me that she’d one day get the golden opportunity to be on daytime TV, she never would’ve believed you.
It is an absolute honor for anyone, but especially a young Black woman, to occupy this space on-air where our perspectives are largely underrepresented.
And tbh, if you told 33-year-old me ALL it would take to show up as her authentic self in front of a live national audience every day in a world as divided as ours, she probably would’ve been shook lol.
I’m so glad I didn’t shy away from this divine assignment to learn, to grow, to laugh, to cry, to make new friends, to learn a ton, and most importantly, to stay true to myself and what I stand for every single day—even when it was uncomfortable.
I joined @thetalkcbs because I was excited to break out of my own echo chamber and join a diverse cast in helping to bridge some of the divides in our world through conversation and empathy.
While that work will never stop, as I always say: when the music changes, so must your dance!
I’m moving into a new chapter and won’t be back next season, but I will miss my talented co-hosts and crew and our daily #glamfam dance parties in the dressing room so much.
Thank you all for riding with me through this journey. Stay tuned for some exciting updates ahead…❤️
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According to Yahoo Shortly after Osbourne’s departure from the show, fellow former colleague Inaba made the decision to take a leave of absence from “The Talk,” citing a need to prioritize her mental health and wellbeing on social media.
CBS conducted an investigation into the events surrounding Osbourne’s comments, placing “The Talk” on hiatus until March 29.
Additionally, accusations of racism made by former original co-host Holly Robinson Peete resurfaced, who claimed Osbourne complained she was “too ghetto” for the show.
The remaining hosts on “The Talk” include Underwood, Amanda Kloots and Jerry O’Connell.