Sharon Osbourne has left the U.S. talk show The Talk following an on-air row over Piers Morgan’s comments on the Duchess of Sussex, CBS has reported.
Osbourne clashed with his co-hosts while defending Morgan, who quit his job on Good Morning Britain following his comments on Meghan.
The Talk is off air while CBS investigates the incident.
She said her behavior during the March 10 episode “did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”
In a statement, CBS said, “Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk. The events of the March 10 show shocked everyone involved, including the viewing audience at home.
“As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior towards her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”
Responding to Osbourne’s claims that it was created by producers, CBS said, “We also haven’t found any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blinded any of the hosts.”
However, CBS said it recognized that the network, studio crews and producers were “responsible for what happened on this show” because “it was clear that the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff. for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race ”.
CBS said that during the break, The Talk will coordinate “workshops, listening sessions and trainings on equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for hosts, producers and the crew.”
“Going forward, we are identifying plans to improve production staff and produce procedures to better serve hosts, production and, ultimately, our viewers.”
The Talk is scheduled to return on April 12.
Osbourne, a former X Factor judge, was contacted for comment.
Her future on the show has been in doubt after her clash with co-host Sheryl Underwood, who is black, during a discussion of Morgan’s comments on Meghan.
Morgan was criticized for saying he didn’t believe the Duchess when she told Oprah Winfrey that she suffered from her mental health and had thoughts of suicide.
In a heated discussion, Osbourne said: ‘I even feel like I’m about to be placed in an electric chair because I have a friend who a lot of people think is racist, this which makes me a racist.
Osbourne confronted comedian and actor Underwood and told him ‘don’t try to cry because if anyone has to cry it should be me’.
“You tell me where you heard him say, educate me, tell me when you heard him say racist things.
Educate me. Tell me. “
Underwood said that it was “not the exact words of racism” but “the implication and reaction to it, of not wanting to address this because she is a black woman and trying to reject or reject her. make her look less than what she is. , that’s what makes him racist ”.
Osbourne, wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, later said she was “very sorry” if she had offended his comments.
She gave an interview to Entertainment Tonight and alleged that she was not sufficiently prepared for the producers’ conversation.
Osbourne said her co-hosts ‘had a prep, they wrote questions for them’, but she was not approached until eight minutes before filming began and asked if she was okay with discussing by Morgan.
She told ET that she thought she was “put in place,” adding, “My anger was like, I can’t believe this, I’m your sacrificial lamb.”