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Sara Gilbert Shocks ‘The Talk’ Audience By Announcing She’s Leaving The Show (VIDEO)

It was an emotional episode of ‘The Talk‘ on Tuesday as co-host Sara Gilbert announced she would be leaving. This is pretty big news because she had been on the show since its inception. She is the creator of the show and exec producer!

But after nine long seasons, she’s throwing in the towel. Once this current seasons ends, she’ll be walking out the door.

“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 this season”

Before she could finish the rest of her statement, the studio audience started to yell, “NO!”

But this is something Gilbert needs to do. She explained to the audience that her life is out of balance. For the past year or two, she’s been trying to juggle both The Conners, The Talk and her growing family.

Last season, I did ‘The Conners’ as you know and was also producing and here. 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,” she continued. “I wasn’t able to spend as much time with my three kids as I’d like, or time for myself and as I’ve continued on, I’m starting to develop more things to produce and I’m having opportunities to act and feeling like I don’t know how I’m gonna do it all.

All of her co-hosts were pretty upset, but Sharon Osbourne was inconsolable. She was acting like Gilbert died or something, but I suppose her reaction is understandable considering she’s also been there since day one.

Gilbert promised the audience that she would come back to guest host, “You’re not going to get rid of me.”

Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs at CBS, released the following statement…

Sara’s passionate vision for a forum in which women on camera and off could celebrate mutual support, emotional growth, and everyday achievements was a driving force behind bringing THE TALK to air in 2010 as CBS’ first daytime talk show. Her authenticity, compassion, quick wit and drive to succeed led to 9 successful seasons of THE TALK, garnering numerous daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Show and Outstanding Host.

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