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The Talk cohosts Carrie Ann Inaba, Sara Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne and Eve Cooper

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Sara Gilbert Announces She’ll Leave “The Talk” After Season 9

We are sending our love to our friends at “The Talk” following Sara Gilbert’s announcement Tuesday that she’ll be leaving the show at the end of this season, which is the 9th season for the Emmy award-winning show.

“Alright, I’m nervous,” Sara said as she announced her decision. “This is hard to 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 this year. I obviously love it here, and like I said, this was extremely difficult. 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, 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 I’m just feeling like I don’t know how I’m going to do it all. I was looking at the next six months and just thinking there’s no time. And I’ll look at even small things in my life, my youngest is four years old, and I still haven’t made his baby book. You know, you sit , and you think ‘oh my God,’ my daughter is looking at hers last night and I was like ‘Ahh, he’s going to figure it out soon.’ Just basic life things, but it’s difficult because this is a place I love and a place that I’m extremely happy. I love the hosts; I love the crew; I love our staff. I’m so grateful to the audience for letting me in your homes every day. It’s been such an honor, and I’m not going anywhere yet, I’ll be here the rest of the season. I will come back. I will guest co-host. You’re not going to get rid of me, so I’ll be around be around. Thank you so much.”

Watch her deliver the news below:

Sara was the founder of the show and has been with the program from the start, like Sharon Osbourne.

Hit the flip for the reactions from Sara’s co-hosts.

Sharon Osbourne definitely took the news harder than anyone. It’s got to be hard.

CBS’ EVP of Daytime Programs, Angelica McDaniel also released a statement about Sara’s departure:

“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,” said Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs. “We are thankful that Sara inspired us from the beginning and wish her all the happiness and success on her new journey. She will always be family and, as you know, family can always come by for a TALK.”

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