The search is on for a new co-host on the daytime talk show “The Real.” Loni Love confirmed that producers are looking for another woman to take over for the “Love and War” singer after it as announced that she was let go and wouldn’t be returning for Season 3.
During an interview on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Love revealed that producers have begun trying to lock in a replacement but the remaining co-hosts don’t have any information on who that person could be. “We don’t know who they’re gonna choose,” she said. “We’re going through the process right now.”
Love went on to say of herself and the others on the panel — Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adrienne Bailon: “All the co-hosts, we’re gonna miss her,” she said. “But we really wish her well and we just have to move on with the show and think about the fans.”
It was reported last month that actress KeKe Palmer was supposedly being considered for the vacant co-hosting gig. According to Bossip, Palmer is close with Rachel Miskowiec, the executive producer of “The Real.”
“Rachel produced the pilot for Telepictures with KeKe Palmer last summer,” a source said. “She likes KeKe, and KeKe, of course, wants to do another talk show. She’s on the fast track to being in that role.”
Braxton was fired from the talk show in May. During an interview on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” Braxton insisted that she was never given a reason for being axed, even though “The Real” and she released a joint statement saying she was leaving to focus on her music career.
“For this to come out of the blue is astonishing,” Braxton said. “Me and the girls got along, so I thought.” She added, “I loved going to work. Just like everybody else, I loved driving to work.” She added, “I really, honestly don’t know. And I feel like that’s what bothering me to this day.”
It was rumored that the “Catfish” singer was let go because she wasn’t “reading too well” with the audience and she wasn’t a good fit for advertisers. Despite the drama surrounding her departure, Braxton could be on track to landing her own talk show. During her radio interview, host Steve Harvey revealed that she signed a deal with his 112th Street Productions to host either a talk show or game show.