Amanda Kloots, the former Broadway actress-turned-star fitness trainer, joins The Talk on January 4th as one of two new co-hosts.
The wife of the late Broadway actor Nick Cordero took fans on her family’s trip after her husband was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this year. Cordero, 41, died on July 5 after a 95-day hospital stay of a number of complications from the coronavirus, including a leg amputation, infections in his lungs and the use of a temporary pacemaker. Kloots kept her social media followers up to date.
“I am thrilled and honored to be joining this incredible cast and crew,” Kloots said in a statement Tuesday. “I look forward to starting the New Year with honest and thought-provoking discussions, mixed with lots of fun and laughter.”
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More Than Enough writer, former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief and Project Runway judge Elaine Welteroth will co-host Season 11 of the CBS daytime talk show alongside Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba .
“I’m more than excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the phenomenal women on ‘The Talk’,” said Welteroth. “They all made me feel at home on this incredible platform, cultivating connection, friendliness and understanding when we need them most, like at home in our world.”
The new presenters replace Eve and Marie Osmond, who revealed plans to leave the show earlier this year.
Osmond announced her departure in September after a season as a co-host. She replaced the show’s creator, Sara Gilbert, who left last summer to spend more time with her family and focus on her role on ABC’s “The Conners”.
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Eve, who has been hosting the show since 2017, announced this in November that this month she would go after “a crazy year”. This is one of the hardest decisions in the world because I wish I had hated one of you, but I don’t, ”joked the 41-year-old rapper. “It would make it so much easier.”
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Contributor: Hannah Yasharoff