The Talk reportedly has Marie Osmond coming on board as a replacement for co-host Sara Gilbert who’s leaving after this season wraps up. So far it sounds like Marie Osmond, half of the iconic Donny and Marie sibling duo, is filling Gilbert’s seat.
The news of Marie Osmond’s possible gig has the Internet buzzing despite nothing official from CBS as of yet. But fans of The Talk have taken the liberty to weigh in on their thoughts.
The Talk: Marie Osmond Shined in Ratings
Marie Osmond had filled in as a guest host in the past. Her appearance did well with The Talk ratings, so it stands to reason she’d be considered as a permanent co-host.
But not all the fans of the show feel that way. Some don’t want to see Marie Osmond as Sara’s replacement. Other viewers of The Talk expressed how they love Marie Osmond but not as a co-host for this show.
Fans Request Younger Blood
Others took the stand that the show needs some younger blood in the co-host seats. Whoever signs on to The Talk as a new co-host, they will join Carrie Ann Inaba, 51, Sharon Osbourne, 66, Eve, 40, and Sheryl Underwood, 55, at the table. Marie Osmond is 59-years-old, so some fans would like to see the younger generation represented in the mix.
According to fans across social media, they’ll miss Sara Gilbert, who they see as someone who shoots from the hip. It sounds like the naysayers of a Marie Osmond replacement want to see someone more like Gilbert in her vacated seat.
@TheTalkCBS Please Please Please seriously don’t have Marie Osmond be Sara’s replacement. I have been watching The Talk since day 1. TMZ posted the story. I adore the show & especially Sara. It’s a bad mistake
— adrienne fein (@adrienne_fein) May 2, 2019
The Talk: Sara Gilbert Cites Lack of Baby Book Creation
Sara Gilbert, who is not only a host but the creator and producer of The Talk announced her planned departure last month. After nine years on CBS with The Talk, Gilbert, 44, struggled with her decision to leave.
Gilbert wants to spend more time with her kids. This is one of the several reasons she’s decided to leave. She gave an example that many working mothers can equate with. She still hasn’t created a baby book for her youngest who’s already 4-years-old.
More Family and Creative Time for Co-Host
As an actress and a producer, Gilbert has too many irons in the fire and not enough time to do it all. She’ has opportunities to act and she still has several ideas she’s developing to produce. August 2 is Gilbert’s last appearance on The Talk as a full-time co-host.
According to sources, Marie Osmond has signed on to The Talk. The official announcement of Sara Gilbert’s replacement will take place next week on Tuesday’s show.
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