Marie Osmond will not be returning to "The Talk," CBS has confirmed. The daytime co-host will exit the show after just one season and her seat on the panel remains vacant as production gets underway.
Osmond’s departure comes on the heels of longtime executive and showrunner, John Redmann's announcement that he would not return to work on season 11 of "The Talk."
"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 in a statement to Deadline. "We will miss her humor, kindness and good nature, and wish her much success in her future endeavors."
Osmond appeared as a guest on "The Talk" on several occasions before taking on a permanent position as Sara Gilbert's replacement. She co-hosted with fellow panelists Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne, and Sheryl Underwood for a year but has decided to focus on other projects instead.
"One of the highlights of my year at 'The Talk' was working with my dear friend John Redmann, and I’m excited to continue our working relationship on several projects we are developing," Osmond said. "Also, my husband and I just dropped our last two kids off at college, we looked at each other, laughed and 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 and visiting all the kids and grandkids."
Osmond just finished filming "The Christmas Edition" for Lifetime and is also working on two more films that are currently in development.
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