The ‘Talk’ returns to CBS without Sharon Osbourne after controversy, allegations

The Talk returned to television on Monday for the first time without Sharon Osbourne. 

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The show took a break after controversy on the March 10 episode where Osbourne defended Piers Morgan’s attack on Meghan Markle following her interview with Oprah. 

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Osbourne, who served as co-host for 11 seasons, was then accused of using racist and homophobic language with former hosts.

Former Talk host Leah Remini accused Osbourne of calling former host Julie Chen “wonton” and “slanty eyes.” Remini also accused her of referring to former co-host Sara Gilbert as a “fish eater” because she is a lesbian. 

Holly Robinson Peete, a host on the first season, accused Osbourne of saying she was “too ghetto” for the show.

Osbourne denied all allegations and CBS paused the show to review the claims. On March 26, she decided she would not return. 

Monday’s episode featured Amanda Kloots, Elaine Welteroth, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba in a moderated discussion about the hosts’ feelings. 

According to E News, during the show’s hiatus, Inaba said the hosts had “healing sessions” led by diversity and equity experts. 

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