Did Sharon Osbourne quit The Talk?

SHARON Osbourne has been a panelist on The Talk since its inception in 2010.

The Talk went on a short hiatus after the episodes that taped March 11 but is set to return on April 12.

Did Sharon Osbourne quit The Talk?

CBS announced Sharon, 68, quit The Talk after her on-air fight with co-host Sheryl, 58, in March, as she received backlash for “racially insensitive” comments while defending Piers Morgan’s criticism of Meghan Markle. 

On the March 10 episode, Sharon addressed her decision to stand by her longtime friend Piers, resulting in a blowout fight with co-host Sheryl. 

Sharon told her co-hosts on the show: “Why is it that because I supported a longtime friend and work colleague for years, people go ‘well you must be racist because he’s racist.’ 

“No. I support his freedom of speech. I’m not racist and neither is Piers racist. What have I ever said about anybody that’s racist? It’s not within me. It’s not in my soul.”

A source told The Sun following the argument that both sides initially “refused to apologize,” though Sharon later did issue an apology on her Instagram page following the argument. 

A source previously told The Sun remaining hosts Sheryl, Carrie Ann Inaba, Amanda and Elaine Welteroth are set to address Sharon's exit when the show returns on April 12.

What did Sheryl Underwood say about Piers Morgan?

Sheryl claimed Piers showed “racial implications with the way he spoke about Meghan Markle” the last time he appeared on their talk show.

Sheryl explained: “It’s not the exact words of racism it’s the implication and the reaction to it. To not want to address that because she is a Black woman and to try to dismiss it, that’s what makes it racist.

“But right now I’m talking to a woman that is my friend and I don’t want anybody here to watch this and say we’re attacking you for being racist.”

An emotional Sharon then rolled her eyes before saying: “I think it’s too late. I think that seed’s already sewn.”

Sheryl spoke out about the fight for the first time in a three-part series on her podcast Sharon Walks Away, as she revealed the two have not spoken since the confrontation. 

Sheryl claimed Sharon never reached out to her directly to apologize. 

Sheryl added: "Sometimes in life, something happens and you go, 'Gosh, if I just would've…' There's nothing I could have 'just would’ve.' This was going to happen, out of my control. 

“Sometimes you don't want to know what you know, you don't want to feel and hear what you feel and hear, don't want to accept what you have to accept." 

What did CBS say about Sharon Osbourne's departure?

CBS announced Sharon had quit the show, as part of the statement read: “Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk. The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home. 

“As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts.”

A source told The Sun following her departure that Sharon “remains livid” and “lost trust in the network.”

Sharon was “utterly bewildered by the way" CBS bosses made it "look like she was racist,” the source said. 

Before Sharon quit, she told Daily Mail: "They'd set me up. The producers never told me.

"If they'd said to me, listen, the execs here aren't happy with what's gone on with you and Piers – we've got to try and sort this situation out, the girls are going to ask you these questions, blah, blah. Bring me in on it. Don't blindside me. 

"If they'd said these execs aren't happy, I'd have worked on it with them. But give me a chance. Don't bloody surprise attack me on national TV live for 20 minutes when it was meant to be four other segments.”

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