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Jerry O’Connell joins ‘The Talk’ and replaces Sharon Osbourne

Jerry O'Connell
Jerry O’Connell arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Al Powers/Invision/AP)

CBS ‘The Talk’ announced a new co-host this week that prompted mixed responses from it’s viewer.

Comedian Sheryl Underwood, who has been with “The Talk” since 2011, announced Tuesday that Jerry O’Connell would be joining the daytime talk show as a full-time co-host, making him the first man hired on the show.

The Actor and Comedienne will replace Sharon Osbourne, who left the show in March following a heated on-air exchange with Underwood that drew accusations of racism.

O’Connell, 47, is slated to appear on the show for a week, then take a break to film a new movie. He will join the show full time for Season 12, which is set to debut later this year.

Some viewers seem very confused about the male addition to the show, entertainment powerhouse Andy Cohen praised the decision to add a male voice to the lineup.

Executive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews said in a statement that O’Connell would bring “a unique and entertaining perspective” as co-host.