Who Has Left 'The Talk' So Far — and Why?

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CBS gabfest The Talk might not be the revolving door of hosts that ABC’s The View has been in recent years, but it's still had its share of cast shakeups.

The latest star to depart The Talk is Marie Osmond, whose exit made headlines last week. “Marie is a consummate professional, and we thank her for sharing her personal experiences, insight, as well as incredible talents, with our audience,” CBS said in a statement. “We will miss her humor, kindness and good nature, and wish her much success in her future endeavors.”

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Osmond co-hosted the CBS daytime talk show for one season.

While CBS looks for a replacement, scroll down to see the other leading ladies who have left The Talk over the years—and the reasons behind their departures.

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Marissa Jaret Winokur

Winokur, a Tony winner for her performance in the Broadway musical Hairspray, departed The Talk in 2011, after the show had been airing just three months. She told People that “there really wasn’t room for my segments,” which initially included semiweekly “Mom in the Street” bits.

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Leah Remini

The Emmy winner behind Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath told Twitter followers she was let go in August 2011, following the show’s first season. The following year, Remini blamed former cohost Sharon Osbourne for getting her and Holly Robinson Peete axed. “Sharon thought me and Holly were ‘ghetto’ … we were not funny, awkward and didn’t know ourselves,” she tweeted, per Us Weekly.

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Holly Robinson Peete

Less than a week after Remini’s announcement, the Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper alum confirmed that she’d been let go from The Talk as well. “While I am relieved to have this closure, it doesn’t diminish my disappointment one bit about not continuing with a show I worked very hard to launch and love dearly,” she wrote on her blog at the time, according to E! News.

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Julie Chen

The Big Brother host told viewers she needed to spend “more time at home” with her family when she left in 2018, after eight seasons on the show. Chen’s announcement came a week after her husband, Les Moonves, stepped down from his position as CBS Corporation CEO amid sexual misconduct allegations.

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Sara Gilbert

The star of The Conners also cited family time as a reason behind her exit, which came in 2019 after her nine seasons of cohosting The Talk. “If I’m being honest about it, my life was slightly out of balance, and I was not spending as much time with my three kids as I would like and time for myself,” she told viewers.

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Aisha Tyler

The actress, who joined in Season 2, announced in 2017 that she would be leaving the talk show at the end of its seventh season—tearfully telling viewers she “had to let something go.” At the time, she was also starring on Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and lending her voice to Archer.

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Marie Osmond

The “Paper Roses” singer confirmed in September 2020 that she would be exiting after one season on the panel, implying on social media that she wanted more family time. “My husband and I just dropped our last two kids off at college, we looked at each other, laughed & remembered we hadn’t been this alone together since 1982!!” she tweeted. “So, at this stage of my life, I’m looking forward to spending more time with him & visiting all the kids/grandkids.”