Sharon Osbourne is leaving CBS’ daytime talk show “The Talk” following remarks she made defending embattled British TV personality Piers Morgan in the wake of Meghan Markle’s sensational interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this month, the network said Friday
The show was been on hiatus while CBS reviewed the matter.
“As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace,” CBS said in a statement.
Osbourne did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.
Earlier this month, Osbourne expressed her support on-air for Piers Morgan after critical commentary he made about Meghan’s interview with Winfrey.
The sit-down interview addressed mental health, race, media coverage and the couple’s public family fallout. Meghan, who’s Black, said that before her son’s birth, some in the royal family had expressed “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
Morgan, a longtime critic of Meghan and Prince Harry, rejected the American actress’ revelations that she experienced suicidal thoughts and stormed off the set of ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” and left the show.
Osbourne said she supported Morgan.
“I am with you,” Osbourne tweeted. “I stand by you. People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.”
Osbourne was criticized for the tweet, and a heated discussion with “The Talk” co-host Sheryl…