16 June, 2017
Aisha Tyler announced on the air Thursday that her increasingly busy career prompted the decision. In an emotional announcement on the live show, Tyler revealed that she is stepping down from the Emmy-winning daytime chat fest at the end of the current season. "It's called Axis. I always dreamt of this and I didn't know how it would go and it was one of the best experiences of my life".
She pointed out that the success of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, and Selma's Ava DuVernay as to why the time was right. "And I started to think about it and could not see how that would work". The busy talk show host, who has been a regular on the CBS daytime show for the past six seasons, has made a decision to move on from her role as a co-host. I have had an unbelievable six years with you guys.
She leaves her co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert (the creator of the program, who also serves as an executive producer), Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood.
Tyler seemingly teased the news ahead of Thursday's show when she posted a cryptic message on social media.More news: Toto Wolff enjoys idea of Mercedes as the underdogs
But even as she said that, she added she would definitely return as a guest-host and a guest.
"Life is about change", she wrote. The talk show host, actress, comedian, author, producer, writer, and now director has been on "The Talk" since Season 2 in 2011.
The "biggest breakup of my life" is likely her recent divorce from longtime husband Jeff Tietjens, which she also discussed on The Talk. "Our friendships are so precious to me, and the thing I'm going to miss most is all of the time we get to spend together when we're not on camera".
'Throughout her six seasons, she has made incredible contributions and shared personal moments, making our viewers, cast and crew all laugh, cry and think, as a result of her signature wit, intelligence and openness. Instead, smile because it happened.