Back in June, Aisha Tyler announced she was exiting The Talk. The longtime panelist had been part of the show since Season 2, filling a spot vacated by Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini. Tyler cited her busy schedule as the reason for her departure. Months later, the daytime chatfest has found her replacement.
Eve Jeffers Cooper, who simply goes by Eve, made her debut as an official co-host on Tuesday. The 39-year-old rapper previously appeared as a guest co-host during the week of October 30. Eve is best known for her singles “What Ya Want,” “Gangsta Lovin,” and “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” with Gwen Stefani. The latter won the inaugural Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002.
“We are thrilled to welcome Eve to the table as she brings a fun and fresh perspective to our already diverse panel,” said Angelica McDaniel, CBS’ executive VP of daytime, in a statement. “The great success of The Talk is due to the undeniable chemistry and bond of friendship between the hosts. Eve is an accomplished and dynamic performer, musician, wife, and stepmother who fits in seamlessly, while also adding a new layer to the show as we continue to evolve season to season.”
I actually caught a previous episode featuring Eve on the show and actually quite enjoyed her in this capacity. I think she’s an interesting and solid choice. How about you? What do you think of the show’s selection for a new co-host?