Elaine Welteroth exits ‘The Talk’ weeks after former co-host Carrie Ann Inaba

 Elaine Welteroth exits ‘The Talk’ weeks after former co-host Carrie Ann Inaba

The revolving door of co-hosts at “The Talk” continues to turn. 

Elaine Welteroth is exiting the CBS daytime talk show after less than a year, executive producers of the show, Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews, confirmed to USA TODAY Tuesday. Welteroth’s exit comes just two weeks after Carrie Ann Inaba announced her departure.

“It is an absolute honor for anyone, but especially a young Black woman, to occupy space on-air where our perspectives are largely underrepresented,” Welteroth, 34, said in a statement obtained by USA TODAY.

She continued: “I’m proud of how I represented myself and my community. But as I always say: when the music changes, so must your dance! I will miss my talented co-hosts and crew and I wish them the very best. Thanks to all those who tuned in every day.”

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The “More Than Enough” author and former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue joined the show in January as Eve’s replacement. Welteroth is also a judge on Bravo’s “Project Runway.” 

Welteroth’s exit is the latest hosting shake-up. With her gone, “The Talk” is down to three permanent co-hosts: Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots and Jerry O’Connell.

O’Connell joined “The Talk” in July as its first permanent male co-host to replace Sharon Osbourne, who left the show in March following a controversial on-air exchange about race with Underwood. Kloots joined the show in January, replacing Marie Osmond. Underwood, the longest tenured co-host, joined the show’s second season in 2011. 

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In a joint statement to USA TODAY, Gray and Matthews said they are “grateful” for Welteroth’s contributions.

“We wish Elaine all the best,” the executive producers said. “We are grateful for her passion, enthusiasm, and insight she brought to the show daily. Her openness and meaningful conversations were attributes we admired and always appreciated.”

Season 12 of the CBS show is scheduled to start in September. 

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: ‘The Talk’: Elaine Welteroth exits weeks after Carrie Ann Inaba

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