Marie Osmond part of the famed ‘Osmond musical family has been named new co-host of ‘The Talk.’ Osmond joined the other hosts on Tuesday after it was announced that Osmond will be joining the show, after co-creator of the show, Sara Gilbert leaves the show after this season. Gilbert announced last month that she would leave the show to spend more time with her children and focus on other projects. One of those projects is her TV show, ‘The Conners’ on ‘ABC’. Osmond has been a guest co-host on the show for the last 9 years.
On Tuesday, she said ‘she was honored and grateful to be joining the other beautiful ladies of ‘The Talk,’ and she can’t wait to start season 10. The other mother of 8 and grandmother of 4 has been in the entertainment business with her family and brother Donny, since she was 4. She’s currently doing a show in Las Vegas with Donny. Marie will join, Eve, Sharon Osbourne, Carrie Ann Inaba and Sheryl Underwood in September for season 10. Angelica McDaniel,Vice President of day time talk, said, “If you have seen Marie Osmond guest host on ‘The Talk’ over the past 9 seasons you know she’s the perfect addition to the show.”
Osmond edged out other women that were vying for the permanent gig. Carnie Wilson, has been a fill in host for several seasons and has expressed an interest in replacing Gilbert. Jodi Sweetin of ‘Full House and Fuller House, also was in consideration for the coveted position. She told the producers, ‘since Fuller House was wrapping up this spring, she definitely had the time to commit to the show. Osmond will also be ending her Las Vegas residency this summer, ‘The Talk’ gig couldn’t come at a better time for her. Although Gilbert is leaving, she will still have creative control of the show, and she was involved in the decision regarding her replacement.