CBS Daytime talk show The Talk is getting new hosts. Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth will join hosts Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, and Carrie Ann Inaba on The Talk starting January 4, 2021.
The Talk Adds To Lineup
Kloots and Welteroth are familiar faces to Talk viewers as each new host has already guest-hosted on the program. They are helping fill the void left by Marie Osmond, who departed the show at the end of last season, and Eve, who is exiting later this month.
“As we move into the new year, Kristin [Matthews, executive producer/showrunner] and I are thrilled to welcome Amanda and Elaine as permanent hosts,” said Heather Gray, executive producer and showrunner, The Talk. “They both have amazing energy, interesting points of view, and a willingness to share their personal life experiences that complement the voices of our other phenomenal women. Their diverse backgrounds and bright personalities bring an authentic chemistry to the panel.”
“Heather and I, along with Sharon, Sheryl, and Carrie Ann, are excited to have these dynamic, intelligent and fearless women connect with our audience and become part of The Talk family,” added Matthews.
“Amanda and Elaine are accomplished and relatable women, whose talents and personality stood out during their multiple guest appearances this fall (on The Talk),” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “They bring a fresh new dimension to the show and we’re very excited to have them join the panel. These five hosts together present a compelling mix of personalities and opinions that will continue to elevate the series and lead The Talk well into the future.”
“I am thrilled and honored to join this incredible cast and crew. From the very first time I guest co-hosted on The Talk, I knew I was among a very special group of people,” Kloots says. “I look forward to starting off the new year with honest and thought-provoking discussions, mixed with plenty of fun and laughter too.”
“I am beyond excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the phenomenal women of The Talk,” says Welteroth. “They have each made me feel right at home alongside them on this incredible platform that cultivates connection, kindness and understanding when we all need it most. I look forward to learning from them and lending my perspective to conversations that build bridges in this singular time in our world.”
Kloots is a former Broadway dancer and Radio City Rockette. Her upcoming memoir is set for release next June. On July 5th of this year, Kloots’ husband, Nick Cordero, a Tony-nominated actor (Bullets Over Broadway), passed away from COVID-19.
Welteroth is a New York Times bestselling author of More than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are No Matter What They Say. Fans of Project Runway will recognize Welteroth from her stint on that show as a judge. The Talk airs weekdays at 2 p.m. ET and at 1 p.m. PT and Central Time on CBS.
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