Co-host after 11 years conversationCBS announced that Sharon Osbourne will not be returning.
The decision to part ways comes after a nearly two-week hiatus from the show following on-air clashes between Osborne and fellow co-host Shirley Underwood, as well as racist and phobic comments about her past co-workers. allegations of the same speech.
“The events that aired on March 10 were disturbing to all involved, including viewers watching at home. As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior towards her co-hosts during the March 10 episode inconsistent with our values of respect in the workplace,” CBS said in a statement to CNN. “Nor did we find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or caught any of the moderators off guard.”
The heated discussion between Osborne and Underwood took place during an episode on March 10, when the presenter questioned Osborne’s support for her longtime ITV pal Piers Morgan. good morning ukThe former GMB co-host left the show after accusing him of negative comments about Meghan Markle rooted in race after her and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey doctrine.
in a controversial conversation conversationOsborne asked Underwood to provide examples of Morgan being racist and visibly upset during the exchange.
After the bombing, Osborne took to social media to apologize to “any person of color I have offended”. Meanwhile, the network has suspended the show and announced it will conduct an internal review.
In Friday’s statement, CBS also said: “During this week’s hiatus, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training for hosts, producers and crew on equity, inclusion and cultural awareness. Going forward, we are finalizing plans to strengthen our production staff and production process to better serve our hosts, productions and, ultimately, our audiences.”