Sharon Osbourne has been booted out of ‘The Talk’. The co-host has departed the CBS talk show after coming under fire for defending Piers Morgan’s controversial comments about Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle’s illuminating interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this month, followed by resurfaced allegations of racism from former co-host Holly Robinson Peete.

Osbourne who had been on “The Talk” for all of its 11 seasons is now leaving the show following allegations of racism from an episode earlier this month and previous years. Having been hiatus following the March 10th episode, CBS conducted a probe into the events surrounding ‘The Talk’s March 10 episode.

CBS: “The events of the March 10th broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved including the audience watching. As part of our review we concluded her behavior toward her co-hosts did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”

In a statement, the TV Network, CBS, wrote –

“Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave ‘The Talk’. The events of the March 10 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 March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts.

“At the same time, we acknowledge the Network and Studio teams, as well as the showrunners, are accountable for what happened during that broadcast as it was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race,” the statement went on. “During this week’s hiatus, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew. Going forward, we are identifying plans to enhance the producing staff and producing procedures to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers.”

Sharon Osbourne earlier this month went on air as a co-host on the US TV show ‘The Talk defending his British friend and broadcaster, Piers Morgan’s controversial comments about Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Morgan, who also burst out and left his ITV’s flagship show “Good Morning Britain,” after Alex co-host and weatherman for the TV checked him on-air for his months of obsessively and aggressively trolling Meghan Markel on the show. Following the Oprah interview with the Sussexes, Piers Morgan said on Monday morning that he didn’t believe Markle’s claims of bullying within the Royal Family and that he did not believe that she experienced suicidal thoughts as a result of the high-stress situation. Osbourne went on air to support his views while aggressively attacking her co-hosts and subsequently going also on Twitter to defend her friend, Piers Morgan’s views.

Sharon Osbourne was seen on ‘The Talk’ show telling her co-host not to cry that she was the one who should be crying before going on to shout to Underwood, “Educate me, tell me when you have heard him say racist things? I very much feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend, who many people think is a racist, so that makes me a racist?”

Osbourne later backtracked her statement after receiving backlash for supporting Morgan, tweeting an apology that declared she does not condone “racism, misogyny or bullying.” However, she later told Variety that she felt that CBS “totally blindsided” her with the discussion.

Despite trying to untangle herself from the Piers Morgan racism mess, Osbourne was rather drawn into more racism claims from her former co-hosts who came forward with a previously ignored claim just hours after her apology.

Holly Robinson Peete, one of the original hosts of “The Talk,” brought forward her previous claims that Osbourne complained she was “too ghetto” for the show, subsequently resulting in Peete’s dismissal. Peete and fellow co-host Leah Remini were released from the CBS daytime show after its first season in 2011. Although Remini had made the same claim against Osbourne in a Twitter Q&A in 2012, declaring that “Sharon thought me and Holly were ‘Ghetto’, (her words) we were not funny, awkward and didn’t know ourselves and that Sharon said she asked [for] us to be fired”, the claim didn’t hold much water then. Peete’s tweet however made the allegations go viral on the social platform this time.