Sharon Osbourne leaves The Talk after being accused of racism on-air

Sharon Osbourne has left US chat show The Talk after she was slammed over her comments about race.

The co-host was blasted by viewers following an on-air row over Piers Morgan’s comments about Meghan Markle after she claimed to Oprah Winfrey that she experienced racism in the royal family.

After her tense clash with her The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood she was accused of racism and the chat show has being taken off air as it investigates the incident.

CBS confirmed the former X Factor judge’s departure in a statement, in which it also announced the show will continue to be ‘on hiatus for the foreseeable future while the cast makes its transition’.

CBS announced: “Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk.

Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne on The Talk


“The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home. 

“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,” it added.

“At the same time, we acknowledge the network and studio teams, as well as the showrunners, are accountable for what happened during that broadcast.

Sharon Osbourne
Sharon with her The Talk co-hosts and actress Katherine Heigl

“As it was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race. 

“During this week’s hiatus, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew. 

“Going forward, we are identifying plans to enhance the producing staff and producing procedures to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers.”

Sharon Osbourne
Sharon came under fire after she defended Piers Morgan

Morgan left his job on Good Morning Britain after he was slammed for the rubbishing claims made by Meghan during her and Prince Harry’s interview with the talk show host.

After Sharon was slammed for defending Piers she took to social media to issue an apology over her behaviour before former co-star Holly Robinson alleged she got her fired for being ‘too ghetto’.

Sharon was also accused of making a racial slur at colleague Julie Chen.

The outspoken star has denied all the claims.

After she was slammed over the remarks, she apologised to “anyone of colour that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused, or let down by what I said”.

She explained that she had “allowed my fear and horror of being accused of being racist take over”.

The Talk is set to return on Monday April 12.

Sharon’s representatives have been contacted by Mirror Online for comment.

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