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Elaine Welteroth is leaving ‘The Talk’ after series 1

/ 10:13 AM September 01, 2021

Elaine Welteroth, The Talk’s co-host has left the show after one season. 

The 34-year-old host joined the program as a full-time host in January 2021 while running on some hosting gigs in 2020. Welteroth is content on her short run on The Talk as she has been her “authentic self” in front of live viewers. She thinks it’s about time to move on to other projects. 


Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews, the show’s executive producers said, “ We wish Elaine the best. We are grateful for her passion, enthusiasm, and insight she brought to the show daily,”.

While Welteroth had come up with such a decision, she’s proud of her contribution to the show. She stated, “It is an absolute honor for anyone, but especially a young Black woman, to occupy space on-air where our perspectives are largely underrepresented. It was gratifying to be able to show up as my authentic self in front of a live national audience every day in a world as divided as ours and to stay true to myself and what I stand for.”


Welteroth said she is proud that she had the chance to represent herself and the community. She also adds that when she first came to the show to “join a diverse cast in helping to bridge some of the divides in our world through conversation and empathy.”

Teen Vogue’s former editor-in-chief said, “But as I always say: when the music changes, so must your dance! I will miss my talented co-hosts and crew and I wish them the very best. Thanks to all those who tuned in every day.”

As a judge on the Project Runway television show, it’s still unknown if she will still judge when the Project Runway returns on October 14 at its 19th season. 


As reported by The Hollywood Reporter in January 2020, the TV series More Than Enough is in works from Paramount TV studios and Anonymous Content. Welteroth is a co-creator and executive producer of the said series. 

Welteroth’s departure happened two weeks after Carrie Ann Inaba’s announcement of leaving the show after three seasons. In March, Sharon Osborne left the daytime show in certain circumstances as Jerry O’Connell announced as her replacement took place. He was the first-ever regular male panelist. 

As of this writing, there’s still no final hunch for the replacement host. The search for a new host is still underway with the goal to have one permanent co-host when the new season of The Talk starts on September 13. 

In the next season, Sheryl Underwood will be the permanent co-host. Kloots and Jerry O’Connell will join her.

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