The Talk is adding Jerry O’Connell to its roster of hosts.
O’Connell will become the first full-time male co-host of the show, taking over the slot vacated when Sharon Osbourne was let go in March. His addition was announced on Wednesday’s show (watch it below). He joins Sheryl Underwood, Carrie Ann Inaba, Elaine Welteroth and Amanda Kloots as host.
O’Connell has been a frequent guest host on The Talk in the past few months — and had a short-run tryout for a syndicated daytime show in 2019. The actor, whose recent credits include a run on Showtime’s Billions and Paramount+’s animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, is a self-professed fan of daytime TV.
“First of all, I want to say you ladies have been so welcoming to me,” O’Connell said on Wednesday’s broadcast. “I mean, I came here as a guest months ago, and just from the moment I walked in, you’re just gracious, you’re kind, you’re fun, and it worked. And here we are. We’re going to have a lot of fun, we really are.”
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