11:10am PT by Rick Porter
'The Talk' Adds Amanda Kloots, Elaine Welteroth as Co-Hosts
The Talk will welcome two new co-hosts in January.
The CBS daytime show announced on Tuesday's show that Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth will join the panel starting Jan. 4. They'll take over for Marie Osmond, who departed at the end of last season, and Eve, whose final shows air this month. They'll join Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba as hosts.
Both Kloots and Welteroth have been guest hosts on The Talk in recent months.
"Amanda and Elaine are accomplished and relatable women, whose talents and personality stood out during their multiple guest appearances this fall. They bring a fresh new dimension to the show and we’re very excited to have them join the panel,” said CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl. "These five hosts together present a compelling mix of personalities and opinions that will continue to elevate the series and lead The Talk well into the future."
In a statement, executive producers and showrunners Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews added, "As we move into the new year, we are thrilled to welcome Amanda and Elaine as permanent hosts. They both have amazing energy, interesting points of view and a willingness to share their personal life experiences that complement the voices of our other phenomenal women. Their diverse backgrounds and bright personalities bring an authentic chemistry to the panel. Along with Sharon, Sheryl and Carrie Ann, we are excited to have these dynamic, intelligent and fearless women connect with our audience and become part of The Talk family."
Kloots is a former Broadway dancer and Radio City Rockette who's now a trainer and entrepreneur. She founded AK! Fitness and co-founded apparel company Hooray For. "I am thrilled and honored to join this incredible cast and crew," she said. "From the very first time I guest co-hosted on The Talk, I knew I was among a very special group of people. I look forward to starting off the new year with honest and thought-provoking discussions, mixed with plenty of fun and laughter too."
Welteroth is a former editor of Teen Vogue — she was the youngest editor in chief in Condé Nast's history and only the second Black person to hold that title at the company — and is currently a judge on Project Runway. Her book More Than Enough is in development as a series at Paramount TV Studios.
"I am beyond excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the phenomenal women of The Talk," said Welteroth. "They have each made me feel right at home alongside them on this incredible platform that cultivates connection, kindness and understanding when we all need it most. I look forward to learning from them and lending my perspective to conversations that build bridges in this singular time in our world."
Gray and Matthews executive produce The Talk; Ed Horwitz, Steve Cunniff and Anjeanette Taylor are co-exec producers.