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Carrie Ann Inaba Permanently Replaces Julie Chen Moonves on The Talk

Carrie Ann Inaba

Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba has signed on to replace Julie Chen Moonves on CBS' The Talk. Inaba and former veteran talk show host Rosie O'Donnell filled in for Chen Moonves after she announced she would be taking off from the chat fest to spend more time her husband, disgraced former CBS Corp CEO Leslie Moonves

Moonves was ousted as the chairman of the company after sexual misconduct allegations came out. 

Soon afterwards, Chen Moonves announced via a videotaped message she was departing the series permanently. Chen Moonves showed love to Inaba by saying:

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You’d look awful good sitting in that chair, my Asian sister. I’m just saying.

Chen Moonves then stated:

I will always, always cherish the memories we shared. Most important, I want to thank you, the viewers, for allowing me into your home every day. It was a privilege that I will forever be grateful for.

According to Variety, Inaba will join the show in January.