LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Co-host Holly Robinson Peete has confirmed she's leaving "The Talk," after much speculation regarding her probable departure from the U.S. chat show.
"After weeks in limbo, I was finally 'officially' given word from CBS today that I have not been picked up for the 2nd season of The TALK," Robinson Peete wrote via Twitter Friday. "I realize there have been several reports and 'leaks' for sometime to this effect but until today I was not contractually released which prevented me from moving on and finding other work."
Peete said she is relieved to have closure, but admits she is disappointed "about not continuing with a show I worked very hard to launch and love dearly."
"But I've been around long enough to know that while you cannot control certain situations you CAN control how you respond to them. Thank you to CBS for a tremendous opportunity to realize a long held dream of mine to host a daytime talk show. I learned SO much and will cherish and build upon my experience. Best of all I made some friends for life," she said in her online posting.
E! News said there has been no word on who will replace Peete and Leah Remini, the other co-host who was not asked back for Season 2 of "The Talk."
Panelists Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert and Julie Chen are set to return this fall.