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Carrie Ann Iniba ‘not returning’ to host The Talk and producers ‘want to replace her with a man’


Four-time Emmy nominee Carrie Ann Iniba will ‘not be returning’ to moderate and co-host CBS’ The Talk after announcing her leave of absence on April 26 ‘to focus on my well-being.’

Page Six reported Monday that producers ‘want a man’ to join current co-hosts Sheryl Underwood, Jerry O’Connell, Amanda Kloots, and Elaine Welteroth.

They seem especially enamored with retired NFL star Akbar Gbaja-Biamila – tweeting a #TBT last Thursday captioned: ‘To a co-host with the mostest! We love you!’  

Gone for good? Four-time Emmy nominee Carrie Ann Iniba will ‘not be returning’ to moderate and co-host CBS’ The Talk after announcing her leave of absence on April 26 ‘to focus on my well-being’

Testosterone balance? Page Six reported Monday that producers 'want a man' to join current co-hosts (from L-R, pictured July 13) Sheryl Underwood, Jerry O'Connell, Amanda Kloots, and Elaine Welteroth

Testosterone balance? Page Six reported Monday that producers ‘want a man’ to join current co-hosts (from L-R, pictured July 13) Sheryl Underwood, Jerry O’Connell, Amanda Kloots, and Elaine Welteroth

Other possible contenders they’ve recently tried out include Jane the Virgin alum Justin Baldoni, comedian Bill Bellamy, former E! News co-anchor Terrence J, and CBS This Morning correspondent David Begnaud.

There’s also retired NFL star Victor Cruz, Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath, preacher DeVon Franklin, Shark Tank investor Daymond John, retired NBA star Jalen Rose, American Idol mentor Bobby Bones, and former SNL star Jay Pharoah.

Producers were evidently ‘not pleased’ when the Hawaiian 53-year-old announced July 15 that she’d return as a judge on the 30th season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars this September.

The acrimonious exit of longtime co-host Sharon Osbourne in March over behind-the-scenes racist allegations also reportedly ‘did not sit well’ with Carrie.    

They seem especially enamored with retired NFL star Akbar Gbaja-Biamila - tweeting a #TBT last Thursday captioned: 'To a co-host with the mostest! We love you!'

They seem especially enamored with retired NFL star Akbar Gbaja-Biamila – tweeting a #TBT last Thursday captioned: ‘To a co-host with the mostest! We love you!’

Auditioning: Other possible contenders they've recently tried out include Jane the Virgin alum Justin Baldoni (2-L, pictured July 21), comedian Bill Bellamy (2-R), former E! News co-anchor Terrence J, and CBS This Morning correspondent David Begnaud

Auditioning: Other possible contenders they’ve recently tried out include Jane the Virgin alum Justin Baldoni (2-L, pictured July 21), comedian Bill Bellamy (2-R), former E! News co-anchor Terrence J, and CBS This Morning correspondent David Begnaud

Who will it be? There's also retired NFL star Victor Cruz (L, pictured July 20), Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath (2-L), preacher DeVon Franklin, Shark Tank investor Daymond John, retired NBA star Jalen Rose, American Idol mentor Bobby Bones, and former SNL star Jay Pharoah

Who will it be? There’s also retired NFL star Victor Cruz (L, pictured July 20), Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath (2-L), preacher DeVon Franklin, Shark Tank investor Daymond John, retired NBA star Jalen Rose, American Idol mentor Bobby Bones, and former SNL star Jay Pharoah

'I'll be there! Will you?' Producers were evidently 'not pleased' when the Hawaiian 53-year-old announced July 15 that she'd return as a judge on the 30th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars this September

‘I’ll be there! Will you?’ Producers were evidently ‘not pleased’ when the Hawaiian 53-year-old announced July 15 that she’d return as a judge on the 30th season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars this September

'It's 50/50. Everyone wants [Iniba] back. No decisions have been made': The acrimonious exit of longtime co-host Sharon Osbourne (L, pictured March 10) in March over behind-the-scenes racist allegations also reportedly 'did not sit well' with Carrie

‘It’s 50/50. Everyone wants [Iniba] back. No decisions have been made’: The acrimonious exit of longtime co-host Sharon Osbourne (L, pictured March 10) in March over behind-the-scenes racist allegations also reportedly ‘did not sit well’ with Carrie 

‘It’s 50/50. Everyone wants [Iniba] back. No decisions have been made,’ one insider cautioned Page Six.

Since 2020, there have been a lot of exits including creator Sara Gilbert, Marie Osmond, Aisha Tyler, Carnie Wilson, Julie Chen Moonves, and Eve.

The Talk’s 11th season – which experienced a ratings low – concludes August 25, and CBS officially renewed the daytime panel show for a 12th season on June 14.

Mass exodus: Since 2020, there have been a lot of exits including creator Sara Gilbert, Marie Osmond, Aisha Tyler, Carnie Wilson, Julie Chen Moonves, and Eve (pictured November 2)

Mass exodus: Since 2020, there have been a lot of exits including creator Sara Gilbert, Marie Osmond, Aisha Tyler, Carnie Wilson, Julie Chen Moonves, and Eve (pictured November 2)

'More fun, more topics, more talk!' The Talk's 11th season - which experienced a ratings low - concludes August 25, and CBS officially renewed the daytime panel show for a 12th season on June 14

‘More fun, more topics, more talk!’ The Talk’s 11th season – which experienced a ratings low – concludes August 25, and CBS officially renewed the daytime panel show for a 12th season on June 14





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