KEY POINTS

  • Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan were pictured in London this week
  • They joked that they were "in the naughty corner" following their controversial exits from their respective shows
  • Osbourne called Morgan her "dear friend" and said they had a lovely time

Sharon Osbourne has reunited with her pal Piers Morgan, months after she came to his defense on "The Talk."

Osbourne, 68, shared on Instagram earlier this week a photo of herself with Morgan, 56, indicating in her post that they were at Claridge's in London. In the snap, the two appeared to be in good spirits as they sat down for a meal.

"The naughty corner…lovely time out [wink emoji] with my dear friend @piersmorgan," she wrote in the caption.

Morgan shared the same picture on his own Instagram account, writing, "In the naughty corner… so great to catch up with my fabulous friend @sharonosbourne who was on irrepressible form."

The two previously worked together on "Britain's Got Talent," where they served as judges alongside Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell.

Their reunion made their fans and followers happy, with some even suggesting that they do a show together.

"Waiting for the Sharon and Piers show," one wrote.

"You two need your own show!!! The name: Tell it like it is!!!!!!" another commented.

"Good for you! Enjoy your visit. We miss you. I never watch 'The Talk' anymore, I hate the changes," a third user wrote.

Osbourne left CBS' "The Talk" in March following a heated exchange with co-host Sheryl Underwood. Osbourne had defended Morgan amid backlash to his attacks on Meghan Markle, which led to accusations of racism made against her on "The Talk."

Following the episode, Osbourne apologized for defending Morgan, and "The Talk" went into a brief hiatus as CBS launched an investigation into her exchange with Underwood. The debacle ended with Osbourne choosing to leave the talk show after nearly 11 years as a co-host.

For his part, Morgan defended his friend, writing on Instagram in March: "What's happened to @sharonosbourne is an absolute disgrace that shames CBS. Bullied out of her job for defending me against an invented slur of racism because I don't believe a liar."

Morgan also quit as co-host of the show "Good Morning Britain" in the same month after the critical remarks he made about the Duchess of Sussex's mental health.

Following her exit, Osbourne said in an interview with Bill Maher that she was upset about how the whole thing unfolded.

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

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