Jerry O’Connell may quickly be a everlasting co-host on The Speak, greater than three months after Sharon Osbourne left in controversy.
Each The Wrap and E! reported July 12 that the actor was engaged on a cope with the present, on which he is appeared as a visitor host since April.
O’Connell, an actor who’s appeared within the film Stand by Me and on TV’s Sliders and Crossing Jordan, can be the gabfest’s first male host. He would be part of Sheryl Underwood, Elaine Welteroth, Amanda Kloots and Carrie Ann Inaba (who’s on depart) on the CBS mainstay, which debuted in October 2010.
CBS declined Yahoo Entertainment’s request for remark, and a rep for O’Connell didn’t reply.
O’Connell’s hiring would come greater than three months after Sharon Osbourne, who’s white, left the present in controversy, following an on-air argument with Underwood, who’s Black, on March 10. It broke out because the hosts have been discussing the response that Piers Morgan, a longtime buddy of Osbourne’s, needed to Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey final March, and whether or not his therapy of Markle was racist.
Whereas Osbourne at first defended Morgan, she later issued a public apology. After the present took a hiatus, in order that CBS may conduct an inner overview of what occurred within the scenario, two former hosts of the present, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini, mentioned Osbourne had been racist towards Peete, who can also be Black. Eleven folks alleged that Osbourne had made abusive remarks, equivalent to utilizing racial slurs towards Asian former host Julie Chen Moonves. By the tip of the month, CBS introduced that Osbourne wouldn’t return.
O’Connell, if he grew to become a part of the present, would not be the one beginner. Each Welteroth and Kloots formally joined in December.
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