KEY POINTS

  • Amanda Kloots said "The Talk" is "evolving, changing and growing" following Sharon Osbourne's exit
  • Kloots admitted she misses Osbourne on set but supports the latter's decision to leave
  • She added that they have "lovely" guest co-hosts who bring in "new energy" to the show

Amanda Kloots got candid about "The Talk" after Sharon Osbourne's departure from the show last month.

Kloots, 39, spoke with E! News regarding the future of "The Talk" following Osbourne's exit in March and Carrie Ann Inaba's announcement Monday that she is taking a leave of absence amid health concerns. The TV personality said she is optimistic about the changes being introduced to the CBS chat series.

"A lot of times, we look at television shows, and there's this mask of perfection, and life is not about perfection," Kloots told E! News. "It is actually about how you deal with imperfections, and learning to thrive in those imperfections and being resilient. So I think that when you watch The Talk now, you're seeing a show that's evolving and changing and growing. And I think that's a beautiful thing."

"The Talk" went on hiatus for weeks after Osbourne's heated exchange with Sheryl Underwood during the March 10 episode over the former's public support of her controversial friend Piers Morgan. Osbourne said in the episode that she felt her co-hosts were accusing her of being racist due to her association with Morgan, who earlier said he didn't believe Meghan Markle's revelations about her mental health struggles.

CBS immediately launched an internal investigation over the incident. "We are committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace. All matters related to the Wednesday episode of ‘The Talk’ are currently under internal review," the network said in a statement.

CBS then announced on March 26 that Osbourne "has decided to leave The Talk," adding that her behavior "toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace."

Kloots revealed that she and Osbourne continue to check in on each other. She also said that the British TV personality had been a source of support throughout her time on the show and in dealing with the death of her husband Nick Cordero in July.

But while she and her fellow co-hosts do miss Osbourne on set, Kloots said they have chosen to move forward following the controversy.

"We miss her here, and I definitely miss her here," she said. "I think that she did what was right for her, but I still miss her every day. We press on, and we press forward, and we're doing a good job of holding down the fort. And we have lovely guest co-hosts every day, which is very fun because they bring in new energy—just different, exciting things."

Earlier this month, Osbourne, who had been a co-host on "The Talk" for almost 11 years prior to her exit, said she was upset over how the controversy unfolded.

"I'm angry, I'm hurt," she was quoted by People as saying on "Real Time with Bill Maher." "I've been called so many things in my life… but a racist is one thing I will not take."

"The Talk's" first episode without Osbourne aired on April 12.

Sharon Osbourne The Talk Sharon Osbourne is pictured during a February 2021 episode of "The Talk." Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS