THE Talk host Carrie Ann Inaba’s leave of absence is due to the show’s “toxic” work environment, a source exclusively told The Sun.
Carrie Ann Inaba is taking a leave of absence due to a ‘toxic’ work environmentCredit: Getty
Carrie feels working at the show has been ‘stressful’ since Sharon Osbourne’s dramatic exitCredit: CBS
A source close with the daytime show’s production told The Sun: “The LOA is something she has been thinking about.
“Originally she was only going to be out another week, but the thought of returning to the show now set back her health.
“Stress is what sets off her conditions and the set of The Talk is immensely toxic to Carrie Ann these days.”
The Dancing With The Stars judge has been open about her battle with several autoimmune disorders, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and, most recently, vasculitis.
The show insider continued saying Carrie Ann is “confused” by the direction of the show following the recent cast shakeup.
Carrie Ann has been open about battling several autoimmune disordersCredit: Getty
The tension on set has allegedly caused ‘flareups’ with her diseasesCredit: Getty
Carrie Ann has continued to host The Talk throughout the pandemicCredit: Instagram
“One day the discussion is the Chauvin trial with serious racial overtones and the next day the discussion is Lizzo’s body positivity.
“It’s confusing to Carrie Ann. She is a choreographer and producer who needs clear direction and leadership to thrive and unfortunately without Sharon there things have fallen apart,” the informant explained.
The source said that high tension has been caused on set due to Carrie Ann’s “unfriendly” relationship with co-host Sheryl Underwood.
“Carrie Ann has been brought to tears multiple times when dealing with Sheryl.
“The two are definitely not friends off camera and ever since Sheryl worked behind the scenes to get rid of Carrie Ann as the moderator, Carrie Ann’s soul has been crushed,” they added.
Sharon Osbourne left The Talk this month after a blowout on-air fightCredit: CBS
Sheryl Underwood and Sharon got into a feud regarding ‘racist’ comments about Meghan MarkleCredit: CBS
“Carrie Ann continues to engage with Mrs. O on social media as does Amanda, and they both speak and text with her personally.
“With ratings dropping and viewer outrage it is a good time for Carrie Ann to distance herself from the debacle at the show,” the informant revealed.
A rep for Carrie Ann did not immediately respond to The Sun’s request for comment.
The show took a month-long hiatus to conduct an internal review.
A source alleged Carrie Ann ‘does not get along’ with Sheryl UnderwoodCredit: CBS
The Talk has had a major cast shakeup this seasonCredit: Getty
The choreographer is also a judge on Dancing With The StarsCredit: Getty
CBS then announced Sharon had quit the show in March
Sharon’s exit left Carrie Ann feeling “stressed,” as The Sun also previously reported that the dancer does not see eye-to-eye with Sheryl.
Earlier today, the TV personality told fans she would be taking a “leave of absence” from the CBS show to “focus on her well-being.”
She took to Instagram for the head-turning news, saying: “Hi Everyone, I have decided to take a leave of absence from @thetalkcbs to focus on my well being. We all know health is the most precious gift we have…
The TV personality announced she will be taking a ‘leave of absence’ for her ‘well-being’Credit: Instagram
“And I need to take care of mine. I appreciate the love and support from all of you and from my family at The Talk.
“I hope to be back soon! Ready for action! I’m sending you all my love. And I’ll update you on my progress… talk soon.”
In the video, she also tells her followers, “I know you guys understand health is the most important thing.”
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