“So excited to be back on this stage,” she tweeted.
“Who else is ready for the second season of #BBCeleb?! RT if you’re counting down to the premiere on Monday January 21!”
Responses to her tweet were split, with about half falling into the “It wouldn’t be the same with out you Julie!! We love you!” category, the other half being of the
“Is Les one of the contestants?/Why isn’t your husband in jail” school.
Chen is returning to Big Brother but has been replaced on The Talk By Carrie Ann Inaba.
Chen left the latter CBS program in the wake of husband Leslie Moonves ouster last September as CEO of CBS Corp after another Ronan Farrow article in The New Yorker detailed more women accusing him of inappropriate workplace conduct and sexual harassment. That report nearly coincided with The New York Times report that CBS board’s support for Moonves finally ran out after a revelation that he tried to buy an accuser’s silence by getting her a job at the network.
But Chen returned to Big Brother, wrapping her first appearance back on the program with the sign-off, “I’m Julie Chen Moonves.”