CM – Jerry O’Connell is a permanent co-host on « The Talk »


UPDATE, with video announcement. CBS’s daily show The Talk announced that frequent guest host Jerry O’Connell is joining the show as a permanent co-host.

« It’s fun, and it works, and we will have fun, « the actor said on today’s episode when the announcement was made. Check out the announcement below.

O’Connell will appear on the show for the remainder of the week before taking a break until the end of the month to meet an earlier film engagement. He’ll be there full-time for Season 12. His attitude follows the sacking of original co-host Sharon Osbourne in March after her controversial comments on the race and her defense of friend Piers Morgan.

« It’s really exciting « , he said. “First of all I want to say you made me so welcome. I mean, I came here as a guest months ago and from the moment I walked in you are just lovely, you are nice, you are funny and it worked. And here we are. We’ll have a lot of fun, we really are. « 

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In a statement, executive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews said, “We are more than thrilled to have Jerry O’Connell as our new host. We loved his infectious enthusiasm, humor, openness and insight as a guest co-host and we look forward to seeing him bring these dynamic qualities to the show every day. As an accomplished actor, devoted husband and father, Jerry will bring a unique and entertaining perspective to the conversation. « 

O’Connell takes the stage after a pre-recorded part in which the actor in a boxing hall to the tune » Eye of.  » the Tiger « – the first man to act as the permanent co-host of the previously all-woman program modeled on ABC’s The View – joked that he was happy to join the line-up after a year of stagnation in underwear. The announcement was teased on Twitter today, with the series promising “Big News!”. in today’s broadcast. O’Connell joins co-hosts Sheryl Underwood, Carrie Ann Inaba, Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth on the panel of the hour-long show. (Osbourne was fired from the show in March after her on-air argument with Underwood and her defense of Morgan’s comments on Meghan Markle.) In a dark suit, white shirt, no tie, and high-top sneakers from Converse thanked O’Connell on the show for a video clip of his previous appearances on the show (he’s been a frequent guest presenter for a few months). “That was so touching,” he said. « I feel like it was a retirement video. »

O’Connell became famous in the hit film Stand By Me at the age of 11 and later starred in Sliders, Jerry Maguire and Crossing Jordan, among others.

The announcement fell on O’Connell’s 14th wedding anniversary with wife Rebecca Romijn. The actor, who later tasted the mac-and-cheese ice cream that went viral, good-naturedly promised viewers (and his wife) that he would work on being less fidgety on screen. « I’m delighted to be part of the family, » said O’Connell at the end of the episode.


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