Sharon Osbourne’s Exit from ‘The Talk’: a Full Timeline
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Piers Morgan Leaves ‘Good Morning Britain’
Put simply, if Piers Morgan hadn’t exposed himself to a firing line of backlash after making controversial statements on his own daytime show in the UK regarding Meghan Markle, Sharon Osbourne would likely still be at The Talk.
So, let’s turn back time to Morgan’s controversial comments on Good Morning Britain.
The world was shocked after Meghan Markle’s groundbreaking interview with Oprah aired. Marle detailed claims of racism within the Royal Family and even admitted that she felt suicidal while working as a full-time royal, but was not allowed to seek help.
Morgan, known for his controversial but often celebrated views on ITV’s popular morning show, was quick to form an opinion on the televised conversation. He said he believed nothing of what Markle said during the interview.
When Morgan and co-star, Alex Beresford, clashed live on the air about Markle, Morgan stormed off the set in a fury.
Sharon Osbourne Defends Piers Morgan
Shortly after Morgan left Good Morning Britain, and after a week of controversy surrounding the show’s coverage of Markle, Sharon Osbourne spoke out.
On Twitter, Osbourne first wrote: “@piersmorgan I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.”
“Did I like everything [Morgan] said? Did I agree with what he said? No, because it’s his opinion. It’s not my opinion. But why is it that because I supported a long-time friend and work colleague of mine for years that everybody goes, if you support him, then you must be racist because he’s racist?” Osbourne later added.
Osbourne later engaged in a fiery debate on The Talk with Sheryl Underwood. The 68-year-old continued to defend Morgan despite a wave of allegations that Morgan’s behavior in response to Markle’s comments was racist and sexist.
Sharon Osbourne Quits ‘The Talk’
After the tense segment aired between Osbourne and Underwood, CBS released a statement, telling viewers that Osbourne decided to leave the show.
“The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home,” the statement began.
“As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”
“We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts.”
Osbourne now won’t appear on any new episodes of The Talk.
Morgan was seen earlier this year spending time with longtime friend and colleague, Simon Cowell. Despite the current controversy, Morgan may actually be returning to Britain’s Got Talent with Cowell.