After being missing in action since the ninth season of The Talk kicked off Sept. 10, Julie Chen finally appeared on Tuesday’s telecast to announce she’s leaving the CBS talk show she helped create.
Chen made her goodbye statement via a pretaped video that aired at the end of the program. Chen’s picture was still in the opening credits of the show, but her chair was filled by frequent guest host Carrie Ann Inaba.
“Right now I need to spend more time at home with my husband and young son,” Chen, 48, said from the Big Brother set. Apparently, she taped the message at a BB rehearsal before today’s episode. “Thank you viewers for allowing me into your home. It was a privilege.”