Sharon Osbourne’s rep addresses claims she snubbed The Talk as show returns after exit

Piers Morgan: Sharon Osbourne clashes with co-host on support

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Sharon Osbourne, 68, was rumoured to have snubbed her former show The Talk as it returned to screens on Monday. The programme had been off air following a month-long hiatus.

She didn’t watch Netflix, Amazon, BBC, HBO either, or the Disney channel, Sky Sport and the History Channel

Brixton born Sharon sensationally departed the show in March 2020 after publicly supporting Piers Morgan’s blistering attack on Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, following her bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.

Ozzy Osbourne’s wife locked horns with co-panellist Sheryl Underwood who disagreed with Piers’ views over the former senior member of the Royal Family.

Sheryl now claims that she hasn’t spoken to Mrs O, a claim which Sharon vehemently denies.

As The Talk returned to screens, Piers took to Twitter to slam the show, branding it a “shameless fraud”.

Comedian Sheryl, 57, says that since their on-screen feud, she has experienced post-traumatic stress disorder, with fellow co-star Elaine Welteroth saying that Sharon’s comments went “off the rails into disrespect”.

Now, a representative for Mrs Osbourne exclusively told “She didn’t watch Netflix, Amazon, BBC, HBO either, or the Disney channel, Sky Sport and the History Channel.”

It comes after a source believed to be close to Sharon told Page Six: “She didn’t watch the show, she doesn’t care. 

“It’s really behind her, that’s not what her life is about.”

They went on to add: “She doesn’t dwell on sh*t, there’s too many exciting things happening in her life.”

While Sharon is said to be putting her 10-year stint on The Talk behind her, it’s believed that she is preparing to give her first interview since bosses announced she would not be returning.

The mum-of-three is reportedly set to sit down with American television host Bill Maher during Friday’s edition of Real Time with Bill Maher.

Sharon will “discuss her ideals” rather than focusing on a “gossipy” account of her dismissal, say sources.

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Her exit came after CBS bosses said that Sharon’s behaviour towards her co-stars “did not align” with the network’s values for a “respectful workplace”.

The fiery redhead aired her support for Piers who criticised the Duchess’ claims that she suffered with her mental health and faced racist comments during her time within the walls of the Palace.

During an episode that aired on March 10, Sheryl asked Sharon: “What would you say to people who may feel that, while you’re standing by your friend, it appears that you gave validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist, even if you don’t agree?”

Former X Factor judge Sharon replied: “I feel even 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.”

Days later, it was announced that Sharon would be leaving the American equivalent of Loose Women with immediate effect.

A statement from CBS read: “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.”

Bosses went on to add: “As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behaviour towards her co-hosts during the 10 March 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.”

The statement continued: “As it was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race.

“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.”

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