“The chemistry has always been amazing. And I think over time it just became undeniable that when she was here it felt more right and more like home than when anybody else filled in,” says “The Talk” host Sara Gilbert about the addition of Carrie Ann Inaba to the show as a full-time host. Watch our exclusive video interview with Gilbert, Inaba, and their fellow co-hosts Eve, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood above.
Inaba’s addition to the show followed Julie Chen‘s exit from the series last fall. Best known as a judge on “Dancing with the Stars,” Inaba jokes about her new gig, “It’s so nice here I don’t have to dock anybody [points for an unauthorized lift]. Everybody can dance.” And now that she’s on “The Talk” she would “love it” if any of her co-hosts wanted to cross back over into her territory and compete on “Dancing with the Stars.” She promises she would be a fair and impartial judge.
Speaking of impartial judging, “The Talk” is coming off its second Daytime Emmy win for Best Entertainment Talk Show. It won that prize in 2016 and 2018, and it might be in contention for a third this year. The nominations for the 2019 awards will be announced on March 20 on “The Talk,” but “we’ve just felt so honored to be recognized in the past. We don’t go in with any expectations,” Gilbert explains. However, “it’s always nice when you have someone new like Carrie Ann who’s with us … Whether this year or a subsequent year, you want her to share in the joy of getting a nomination, so I would love that for her.”
“I feel that I’m in a community in daytime,” says Osbourne, so they celebrate their peers’ successes as well as their own, like the women of “The Real,” who claimed Best Entertainment Talk Show Host in 2018; Osbourne was “so happy when those ladies won.” Underwood agrees that “daytime is a family … A lot of people think that daytime is not where careers grow, but it is where dreams come true.”
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