The Talk: Carrie Ann Inaba Leaves CBS Daytime Series – TV Shows Canceled + Renewed
The speech loses another of its hosts. Carrie Ann Inaba is leaving the daytime series after three seasons. She took a break to focus on her health earlier this year, but it’s now known she won’t be returning to the show when it returns to daytime CBS this fall.
Inaba said the following about the decision, per Deadline:
“I enjoyed my stay at The speech as a co-host and moderator and I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to grow with the whole Talk family and really connect with viewers on such a personal level. I will miss The speechbut i’m excited for the next chapter both for me and for the show.
Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews, executive producers of the daytime series, also spoke about its release in a statement:
“Carrie Ann’s authenticity and open-mindedness created a special bond and relationship with our audience. We will always be grateful for his contributions here at The speech over the past 3 seasons. Her warmth, wisdom, and vulnerability are just a few of her many admirable traits that we will miss. We wish him much success and good health for the future.
Inaba isn’t the only departure from the series this year. Sharon Osborne also left the show and she was replaced by Jerry O’Connell earlier this summer.
The speech will return to CBS this fall. A new series co-host will be announced at a later date.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The speech? Are you surprised by the release of Inaba?