Leah Remini today broke her silence about her pending departure from the CBS’ daytime talk show The Talk. “It’s official: I am sorry to say that I have NOT been asked back on the show,” Remini wrote on Twitter. As we first reported, CBS was not picking up the options of Remini and fellow co-host Holly Robinson Peete. CBS has already moved on to tap comedian/conservative radio host Sheryl Underwood as a new co-host and Kris Jenner as a guest co-host, who will fill in for Sharon Osbourne when she takes time off this fall. Remini went on to say that “no reason was given” for her ouster and addressed fellow co-host Robinson Peete who she said “hasn’t heard anything yet,” something Robinson Peete herself confirmed on Twitter. “Holly, I have LOVED working with you,” she wrote. “You are the real deal… Hang in there.”
There had been a lot of speculation about behind-the-scenes tension at the daytime talk show, which had a very strong July ratings-wise, especially when it comes to Remini, Robinson Peete and Osbourne’s interactions with co-host Julie Chen. Remini hinted at potential problems when she tweeted, “I would work with Holly and Mrs. O any day,” leaving out Chen as well as the show’s creator/co-host Sara Gilbert.