Sharon Osbourne has left US chat show The Talk following an on-air row over Piers Morgan’s comments about the Duchess of Sussex, CBS said.
Osbourne clashed with her co-hosts while defending Morgan, who left his job on Good Morning Britain following his comments about Meghan.
The Talk is off air while CBS investigates the incident.
It said her behaviour during the 10 March 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 10 March broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home.
“As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behaviour toward her co-hosts during the 10 March episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”
Responding to Osbourne’s claims that she had been set up by producers, CBS said: “We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts.”
However, CBS said it acknowledged the network, studio teams and producers were “accountable for what happened during that broadcast” because “it was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race”.
CBS said during the hiatus, The Talk would coordinate “workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew”.
“Going forward, we are…