Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth are joining 'The Talk' as co-hosts in January
Tony nominated actor Nick Cordero spent months fighting the virus. Wochit
Amanda Kloots, the former Broadway actress turned celebrity fitness trainer, is joining "The Talk" as one of two new co-hosts on Jan. 4.
The wife of late Broadway actor Nick Cordero brought fans along on her family's journey after her husband was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this year. Cordero, 41, died July 5 after a 95-day hospital stay with a series of complications from the coronavirus, including a leg amputation, infections in his lungs and the insertion of a temporary pacemaker. Kloots kept her social media followers updated at every turn.
"I am thrilled and honored to join this incredible cast and crew," Kloots said in a statement Tuesday. "I look forward to starting off the new year with honest and thought-provoking discussions, mixed with plenty of fun and laughter too."
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"More Than Enough" , former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief and "Project Runway" judge Elaine Welteroth will join Kloots as a co-host for Season 11 of the CBS daytime talk show alongside Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba.
"I am beyond excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the phenomenal women of 'The Talk,' " Welteroth said. "They have each made me feel right at 真人百家家乐官网网站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."
The new hosts replace Eve and Marie Osmond, who revealed plans to leave the show earlier this year.
Osmond announced her departure in September after one season as co-host. She replaced the show's creator Sara Gilbert, who left last summer to spend more time with her family and focus on her role on ABC's "The Conners.".
Eve, who has co-hosted the show since 2017, announced in November that she would leave this month after "a crazy year. This is one of the hardest decisions in the world, because I wish I hated one of you, but I don’t," the 41-year-old rapper joked. "It would just make it so much easier."
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Contributing: Hannah Yasharoff