The Talk's Carrie Ann Inaba is 'NOT returning to show' after cast feud & health crisis- and producers 'want to replace her with a man'

THE TALK'S Carrie Ann Inaba is reportedly NOT returning to show.

Her apparent impending exit comes after last season's cast feud and her health crisis, and now producers 'want to replace her with a man.'

According to Page Six, Carrie Ann is not coming back to the show next season.

An insider told the outlet: "They haven’t announced it, but Carrie Ann is not returning, and they’ve been trying out comics and athletes to take her place."

In July, Carrie Ann, who is also a judge on Dancing with the Stars, celebrated the upcoming return of the dance competition show.

She said on social media: "Bring on the ballroom. #DWTS returns to ABC September 20… I’ll be there!"

However, Carrie Ann, was quieter when the show announced its Season 12 renewal in June, although she did thank “everyone who works on the show.” 

Another insider shared: “It’s 50/50. Everyone wants her back. No decisions have been made.”

Back in March while Carrie Ann was out, the cast feuded with Sharon Osbourne over race.

A source explained to Page Six: "After the incident, they brought in a diversity and inclusion agency to help repair the situation, and Carrie Ann openly griped that she was being punished for things while she was out.

"She returned to a new environment, and she also didn’t like that the show is starting to tackle more serious issues."

Since then Jerry O'Connell, 47, was announced as Sharon Osbourne’s replacement, alongside Sheryl, Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth. 

In April, Carrie Ann announced she would be taking a leave of absence to deal with her health: “We all know health is the most precious gift we have. And I need to take care of mine.

“I appreciate the love and support from all of you and from my family at ‘The Talk.’ I hope to be back soon! Ready for action!”

A representative for Carrie Ann did not respond to Page Six for comment.

In May, Carrie Ann announced she has broken up with her boyfriend Fabien Viteri.

She posted on Instagram of her breakup: “I am single. Again. I am also … grateful for what was.

“Confused. Uncertain of the future. Sad. Hopeful. Trying to allow the emotions.

"Trying to be strong, allowing myself [the] space to cry and I will grow. And I will evolve. And I will survive this too. And I will honor that gift that it was.”

Carrie Ann went on: “Sometimes the things you thought were forever end up only being temporary. Finding the strength to accept that it’s over is enormously painful.

“Losing your friend … losing the hopes and dreams … your partner … the person you shared everything with .. your person … your love. It’s hard.”

“Not going to fake that I am OK. I celebrate my emotions, because it tells me that I’m alive and that my heart loves deeply.”

“It was real. True love. And I’m so sad it’s over. But I’m grateful it happened. So very grateful.”

After her co-star Sharon Osbourne’s dramatic exit, the “stress” has allegedly gotten so bad, it’s “triggered autoimmune flare-ups” for Carrie Ann. 

A source close with the daytime show’s production told The Sun: “The LOA is something she has been thinking about. Originally she was only going to be out another week, but the thought of returning to the show now set back her health. Stress is what sets off her conditions and the set of The Talk is immensely toxic to Carrie Ann these days.” 

The Dancing With The Stars judge has been open about her battle with several autoimmune disorders, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and, most recently, vasculitis.

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