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Why Marie Osmond Exited 'The Talk' as a Co-host after 1 Season

Olowokandi Fiyin
Sep 03, 2020
06:14 A.M.
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After one season as a co-host on “The Talk,” Marie Osmond is exiting the show. She explained the reason behind her exit in a statement.


Marie Osmond is saying goodbye to “The Talk” after being a co-host for one season on the daytime show. CBS confirmed her exit in a statement.

The network described “Donny & Marie” star as a “consummate professional” and thanked her for impacting the show in the little time that she spent.

Marie Osmond at the the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 23, 2013 | Photo: Getty Images


Osmond’s exit comes shortly after the daytime show’s longtime producer John Redman also departed the show after 10 long seasons. The 60-year-old, in a statement, explained the reason behind her decision, writing:

“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.“


[Marie Osmond] recently finished filming a role for Lifetime’s holiday movie, “The Christmas Edition.”

The show also happened to coincide with some milestones in her family life as the singer disclosed that she and her husband Steve Craig recently became empty nesters. She added that spending time with Steve was important to her as well as going to see their kids and grandkids.


While Osmond plans to slow down with this hiatus from “The Talk,” she has other projects on her hand. She recently finished filming a role for Lifetime’s holiday movie, “The Christmas Edition.”

She has two more movies in the works with the network and is collaborating with ViacomCBS on a new show. Fans may recall that Osmond joined the show in September 2019 after being announced as a replacement for co-host Sara Gilbert in May. 


The “Paper Roses” crooner expressed her joy at the opportunity as she joined hosts, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, and Carrie Ann Inaba as they discussed life issues.

It wasn’t difficult for Osmond to bond with her co-panelists as she has been a frequent guest on the show, coming around almost 40 times. 


Gilbert, who was also a creator on the show, left after 10 seasons, citing an imbalance in her life. The 45-year-old who was also working on ABC’s “The Conners” while filming the show explained that she didn’t have time for her family life.

Since the news of Osmond’s exit was announced, creators of the show have no named a new co-host. The CBS daytime talk show is expected to resume its new season with the remaining hosts.