On Tuesday, Sara Gilbert revealed she is leaving “The Talk” at the end of the season.
Gilbert told the audience, “I’m nervous. This is hard to do and something that I have been struggling with for awhile and going back and forth. But I’ve decided that it’s time for me to leave the show at the end of the season.”
Sara explained that between “The Talk,” “The Conners,” and other producing opportunities, her life was "slightly out of balance” and she “wasn’t able to spend as much time with my three kids as I’d like, and time for myself.”
As more opportunities come her way, she said she is realizing “there’s no time.”
She insisted, “I’m not going anywhere yet. I’ll be here the rest of the season, I will come back as co-host — you’re not going to get rid of me. I’ll be around.”
Sara's announcement was an emotional moment for co-hosts Eve, Sheryl Underwood, Carrie Ann Inaba and Sharon Osbourne.
Osbourne told her, “I want to say so many things to Sara. I’ve never worked with anyone for nine years before. I always get fired,” she joked. “This show has been on the air for nine years, and we’ve had different ladies at this table but this, to me, has been the best table.”
The 44-year-old helped create the CBS daytime show, and has been an executive producer and panelist since it premiered in 2010. She picked up a Daytime Emmy when the show won Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show in 2016.