SHARON Osbourne is making plans to see her former costar Amanda Kloots after she quit The Talk, as she continues to feud with ex-friend Sheryl Underwood.
CBS announced Sharon, 68, quit The Talk after her on-air fight with co-host Sheryl, 58, in March, as she received backlash for “racially insensitive” comments while defending Piers Morgan’s criticism of Meghan Markle.
Sharon Osbourne quit The Talk after her on-air fight with Sheryl UnderwoodCredit: Getty
Amanda Kloots reached out to her former costar over Instagram StoryCredit: Getty
On Friday, Amanda, 39, reached out to her former co-host on Instagram Story.
She posted a photo of her son Elvis, who she welcomed with late husband Nick Cordero, pouring a cup of tea.
Amanda captioned the sweet snap: “Ready for our tea party @Sharonosbourne. I don’t know where he learned how to do this???”
Sharon responded on her story: “A boy after my own [heart.] Come over for a spot of [tea.]”
Amanda posted a photo of her son pouring tea and tagged SharonCredit: Instagram
Sharon invited them over for teaCredit: Instagram
Though Sharon and Amanda remain on good terms, the same can’t be said for Mrs. O and Sheryl.
On the March 10 episode, Sharon addressed her decision to stand by her longtime friend Piers, resulting in a blowout fight with co-host Sheryl.
Sharon told her co-hosts on the show: “Why is it that because I supported a longtime friend and work colleague for years, people go ‘well you must be racist because he’s racist.’
“No. I support his freedom of speech. I’m not racist and neither is Piers racist. What have I ever said about anybody that’s racist? It’s not within me. It’s not in my soul.”
Sharon and Sheryl fought on The TalkCredit: CBS
Sheryl claimed Piers showed “racial implications with the way he spoke about Meghan” the last time he appeared on their talk show.
Sheryl explained: “It’s not the exact words of racism it’s the implication and the reaction to it. To not want to address that because she is a Black woman and to try to dismiss it, that’s what makes it racist.
“But right now I’m talking to a woman that is my friend and I don’t want anybody here to watch this and say we’re attacking you for being racist.”
An emotional Sharon then rolled her eyes before saying: “I think it’s too late. I think that seed’s already sewn.”
Sheryl claimed Sharon never apologized to herCredit: CBS
Sheryl spoke out about the fight for the first time in a three-part series on her podcast Sharon Walks Away, as she revealed the two have not spoken since the confrontation.
Sheryl claimed Sharon never reached out to her directly to apologize.
Sheryl added: “Sometimes in life, something happens and you go, ‘Gosh, if I just would’ve…’ There’s nothing I could have ‘just would’ve.’ This was going to happen, out of my control.
“Sometimes you don’t want to know what you know, you don’t want to feel and hear what you feel and hear, don’t want to accept what you have to accept.”
Sharon claimed she was ‘blindsided’ by the segmentCredit: CBS
After finishing up the week, the show went on a hiatus as the network conducted an “internal review.”
CBS then announced Sharon had quit the show, as part of the statement read: “Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk. The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home.
“As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts.”
The current hosts are Elaine Welteroth, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sheryl and AmandaCredit: Getty Images – Getty
A source told The Sun following her departure that Sharon “remains livid” and “lost trust in the network.”
Sharon was “utterly bewildered by the way” CBS bosses made it “look like she was racist,” the source said.
Before Sharon quit, she told Daily Mail: “They’d set me up. The producers never told me.
Sharon is the only original cast memberCredit: Getty Images – Getty
“If they’d said to me, listen, the execs here aren’t happy with what’s gone on with you and Piers – we’ve got to try and sort this situation out, the girls are going to ask you these questions, blah, blah. Bring me in on it. Don’t blindside me.
“If they’d said these execs aren’t happy, I’d have worked on it with them. But give me a chance. Don’t bloody surprise attack me on national TV live for 20 minutes when it was meant to be four other segments.”
A source previously told The Sun remaining hosts Sheryl, Carrie Ann Inaba, Amanda and Elaine Welteroth are set to address Sharon’s exit when the show returns on April 12.
The source said: “Mrs. O’s exit will be addressed, but that will be scripted and approved by the powers that be to make sure it is phrased correctly to do the least damage.”
Sheryl is also expected to address the altercation, as the source added: “Sheryl has faced backlash from Mrs. O’s fans who blame her for setting Sharon up to look bad on the air.
“She will be expressing regret that things happened the way they did, but she will select her words very carefully.”
A statement for the hosts has been prepared for the return episodeCredit: Getty
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