You’ve probably see Sara Gilbert at some point on your television screen, whether it was on the show “Roseanne” or on the round-table show that she herself founded in 2010, “The Talk”, which is essentially a CBS equivalent of the popular morning talk show, “The View”.
Gilbert has been the executive producer and a co-host of the show for the past nine years. However, today she made a tearful announcement.
“I’m nervous. This is hard to do and something that I have been struggling with for a while and going back and forth. But I’ve decided that it’s time for me to leave the show at the end of the season,” she admitted to a surprised audience.
Gilbert was extremely emotional giving us the news of her departure, however, the mother of four admitted that it had all become too much.
“I obviously love it here and like I said, this was extremely difficult,” she told her studio audience. “Last season, I did ‘The Conners’, as you know, and was also producing, and here, and I loved it and felt totally empowered, but also if I’m being honest about it, I think my life was slightly out of balance and I wasn’t able to spend as much time with my three kids as I’d like, and time for myself.”
She continued, pointing out that she needs some time to spend with her family.
“And as I’ve continued on, I’m starting to develop more things to produce and I’m having opportunities to act, and I’m just feeling like I don’t know how I’m going to do it. I was looking at the next six months and just thinking, ‘There’s no time.’ I’ll look at even just small things in my life — my youngest is 4 years old and I still haven’t made his baby book.”
Despite her departure, Gilbert did joke with her other co-hosts that they couldn’t get rid of her so easily.
“So just basic life things, but it’s difficult because this is a place that I love and a place where I’m extremely happy. I love the hosts, I love the crew, I love our staff, I am so grateful to the audience for letting me in your homes everyday. It’s been such an honor. I’m not going anywhere yet, I’ll be here the rest of the season. I will come back as co-host, you’re not going to get rid of me. I’ll be around,” Gilbert welled up.
Moved to as much emotion as Gilbert, her fellow hosts took turns thanking Gilbert. Sheryl Underwood, who has been on the show wince 2011, has been with Gilbert for nearly the entire running of “The Talk.”
Underwood said, “I want to say personally you are an amazing woman. You are a true example for others to follow. You created something very, very special with The Talk. God has given you a great talent and I think he’s opening doors for you to use that talent wherever you go. But more than that, you are an amazing mother, you’re an amazing partner, wife, you are just such a beautiful spirit and everything I think you touch, you’re going to be successful because you care about other people. We all wish you godspeed to greater things. You’ll never be forgotten.”
One of the often-controversial voices of “The Talk”, Sharon Osbourne, said the show wouldn’t be the same without her before also thanking Gilbert.
“I want to say so many things to Sara. I’ve never worked with anyone for nine years before. I always get fired. This show has been on the air for nine years and we’ve had different ladies at this table but this, to me, has been the best table,” Osbourne joked.
After nine years, it’s clear that Gilbert will be missed around the table. If you’re a fan of the show, will you be sad to see Sara Gilbert go? Tell us your opinion.