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Jerry O’Connell Named New Co-Host of ‘The Talk’ After Sharon Osbourne’s Exit

Jerry O’Connell is replacing Sharon Osbourne on ‘The Talk’ after her racially charged scandal.

The actor was named the new co-host on Wednesday’s episode of the show and is the first male to hold the position full-time.

“It’s fun, and it works, and we’re going to have a lot of fun, he said on Wednesday.

47-year-old O’Connell who is married to Rebecca Romijn has been a frequent guest host in the past. He joins panelists Amanda Kloots, Elaine Welteroth, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba.

“You ladies have been so welcoming to me.

“I mean, I came here as a guest months ago, and just from the moment I walked in, you’re just gracious, you’re kind, you’re fun, and it worked,” Jerry noted.

The CBS daytime show also shared the news on Twitter with a clip of their newest host wearing a “Rocky”-like costume set to Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger.”

“Join us in welcoming @MrJerryOC to The Talk family,” they captioned the video with a hands-up emoji.

In the clip, which aired at the top of Wednesday’s episode, O’Connell cheerfully greeted several people from the crew before changing into a suit and getting bouquets of flowers to gift his fellow co-hosts.

“Yay! Here he is, the newest member of ‘The Talk,’ Jerry O’Connell!” Underwood, 57, then told the audience amid a roar of cheers.

Executive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews, meanwhile, said in a statement that they are “beyond thrilled” to have O’Connell on the show.

“We loved his infectious enthusiasm, humor, openness and insights as a guest co-host and look forward to him now bringing those dynamic qualities to the show every day,” the EPs added. “As an accomplished actor, devoted husband and father, Jerry will bring a unique and entertaining perspective to the conversation.”

In March, Sharon Osbourne, 68, was awarded a massive payout after she quit “The Talk” over an on-air disagreement she had with Underwood over her pal Piers Morgan’s disdain for Meghan Markle.

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