The Talk fans rip host Natalie Morales for ‘taking over the show' as jealous Sheryl Underwood was 'blindsided by hiring'

IT'S been less than a month, but fans of The Talk are hoping new host Natalie Morales quiets down.

Natalie, 49, joined the CBS talk show on October 11, sitting down next to co-hosts Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O'Connell and Akbar Gbajabiamila.

But not everyone was happy to see her belly up to the bar.

On the show's Facebook fan page, viewers ripped into the new host: "Natalie has taken over the show. The talk should be called the Natalie Morales show! I don’t like her."

Another viewer agreed: "Ugh can’t stand Natalie Morales! Not the right fit for this show. Go to the view dammit. She taking over."

Others took the casting upheaval as a chance to vent their overall frustrations with the show:"Don't care one way or the other, I don't like none of them, the show has been going down hill for some time, too fake.

"Got worse when that O'Connell came on (and) ran Elaine away with his antics of getting up in her face too many times…They need Natalie to try and save the show. They should put her in the middle because this is the Natalie Show."


Natalie announced on October 1 that she was leaving her job at NBC's Today Show after two decades to tackle something new.

In an introductory video before her first CBS show, she said: "Hey guys you may know me from the Today Show but now I'm here at The Talk! Fun fact Friday – a lot of you may know I love to sing and I love to sing out loud.

"I'm a terrible singer and the fun fact is I was once teased by Liza Minnelli once. She gave me a singing lesson on the Today Show and she actually told me to stop singing!"

Executive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews revealed in a statement: "We couldn’t be more excited to have Natalie Morales join the Talk family.

"We have been fans of her and her work for years. Her varied skillset and versatility are a great addition to our talented panel."


Natalie is being pushed as a savior to the troubled program, and it's rotating host chair.

In March, CBS revealed in a statement that longtime host Sharon Osbourne would be leaving the program

At the time, Sharon, 68, was accused of defending Piers Morgan for his comments about Meghan Markle and received backlash for her "racially insensitive" remarks.

Actor Jerry O’Connell replaced Sharon for the new season, joined by American Ninja Warrior host and former NFL star Akbar Gbajabiamila.

Sources told the Daily Mail: "We need to save the show after the disastrous exit of Sharon Osbourne.

"Natalie is a beloved star of news and her gravitas can help us turn The Talk around.

"With Natalie joining Jerry, we believe we have the opportunity to float and fix a sinking ship."


But the sudden and surprising hiring of Natalie shocked long time cohost Sheryl Underwood.

A source exclusively claimed to The Sun that Sheryl was “blindsided” by Natalie’s addition to the talk show, as she “felt she should have been consulted and kept in the loop out of respect for her seniority with the show.”

The insider continued to allege: “There is so much hoopla surrounding Natalie and so much publicity and airtime devoted to her joining the show.

“Sheryl feels she isn't getting credit for being the glue that holds the show together.”

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