Months after Julie Chen’s exit from “The Talk,” the CBS show seems to have found her replacement!
Variety reports “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba has signed a deal to join the show.
It has been reported that Inaba will take over in January.
In Chen’s exit video, she gave a shout-out to Inaba, pointing out, “You’d look awful good sitting in that chair, my Asian sister. I’m just saying.”
When Steve Harvey asked Carrie if she would consider the job, she said, “Of course, who wouldn’t want to take an opportunity like that, but I mean, I’m still in shock and honored she even supported her Asian sister.” Watch!
Exclusive: Carrie Ann Inaba Responds to Julie Chen’s Departure
In Julie Chen’s sudden announcement that she is stepping down from The Talk, she mentioned Carrie Ann Inaba by name. This afternoon, Carrie told Steve how she felt about Julie’s departure and being called her “Asian sister.”Posted by Steve TV Show on Tuesday, September 18, 2018
It was recently announced that Julie would remain as host of “Big Brother,” following the sexual misconduct allegations against her husband, former CBS chairman Les Moonves. He has vehemently denied the claims.