After a year as co-host of “The Talk,” Marie Osmond is already leaving the show.
In a statement, Marie explained her decision, saying, “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. 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/grandkids.”
Last year, Osmond replaced Sara Gilbert, joining the table with Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood.
After news broke of Osmond’s exit, a CBS spokesperson said, “Marie is a consummate professional, and we thank her for sharing her personal experiences, insight, as well as incredible talents, with our audience. We will miss her humor, kindness and good nature, and wish her much success in her future endeavors.
Season 11 of “The Talk” will start shooting later this month, with or without a replacement for Marie.
As for Osmond, she just finished production on her Lifetime movie “The Christmas Edition,” and has two more projects in development.