Sara Gilbert is calling it quits after nine seasons on the popular daytime talk show.
At the start of Tuesday’s episode of The Talk, original co-host Sara Gilbert announced her plan to exit the show at the end of this season. The actress, exec producer and panelist credits her exit to the amount of work she has taken on. Aside from appearing on the talk show, Gilbert is also the executive producer and star of the popular sitcom, The Conners. Working so many jobs has cut into other aspects of Gilbert’s life, so she decided to make the difficult decision.
“I obviously love it here, and like I said, this was extremely difficult. Last season, I did ‘The Conners’ as you know and was also producing and here. I loved it and felt totally empowered, but also, if I’m being honest about it, I think my life was slightly out of balance. I wasn’t able to spend as much time with my three kids as I’d like, or time for myself and as I’ve continued on, I’m starting to develop more things to produce and I’m having opportunities to act and feeling like I don’t know how I’m gonna do it all.”
Gilbert assured the distraught audience that she wouldn’t be leaving the show high and dry, and will remain at the table until the seasons end.
“I’m not going anywhere yet, I’ll be here the rest of the season, I’ll guest cohost, You’re not going to get rid of me.”
You can see Gilbert’s entire farewell below.
BREAKING NEWS: Sara Gilbert Announces She’s Leaving ‘The Talk’ After Season 9; ‘This is hard’ pic.twitter.com/iBA0az9FyB
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