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More than a 12 months since Sharon Osbourne’s abrupt firing from The Talk, Sheryl Underwood is admitting that she misses her former co-host — a stunning assertion contemplating her firing got here after an intense on-air dialogue between the 2 about racism.

“I miss her,” Underwood advised People. “You can’t work with anyone for all that point. I’ve an equation that I take advantage of — time plus distance equals readability.”

She continued, “When you’re employed in daytime with anyone, 220 reveals, 4 days every week, touring with them, speaking to them, you possibly can’t overlook that.”

Osbourne, who starred on the discuss present since 2010 and alongside Underwood since 2011, discovered herself in sizzling water throughout a dialogue concerning Piers Morgan’s feedback about Meghan Markle’s notorious interview with Oprah Winfrey.

“I very a lot really feel like I’m about to be put within the electrical chair as a result of I’ve a pal, who many individuals suppose is a racist, in order that makes me a racist?” Osbourne angrily requested Underwood on the time, including, “For me at 68 years of age to have to flip round and say, ‘I ain’t racist.’ What’s it gotta do with me? How can I be racist about anyone or something in my life?”

Osbourne then advised Underwood not to cry and requested the co-host to “educate” her on when Morgan has mentioned racist issues. After she defined her perspective, Underwood calmly mentioned, “Right now I’m speaking to a lady who I imagine is my pal and I don’t need anyone right here to watch this and suppose we’re attacking you for being racist,” one thing Osbourne scoffed at.

The host, who later apologized for her feedback, exited the present shortly after.

The Talk airs weekdays at 2 p.m. ET on CBS.

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