Rapper Eve has been named the new co-host of daytime show The Talk.
The Who’s That Girl hitmaker officially joined the panel on Tuesday (14Nov17), replacing former co-host and actress Aisha Tyler, who left the show earlier this year (17). Eve has previously served as a guest co-host on the series, which also features rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne, several times.
“Honestly, I am the most excited…,” she said during her introduction to the audience. “I feel like the first day of school. My face hurts from smiling. I am so honored to be here with you ladies. Thank you so much for having me.”
In a chat with People magazine, Eve reveals she was initially reluctant to join the Los Angeles-based show because she resides in London with her husband Maximillion Cooper. However, she was ready to embark on a different path in her career.
“When I first got the first call in London, my manager told me about the opportunity, and at first I was like, ‘I don’t know, because it’s far from from home,'” she says. “But the last few months I’ve been feeling that I want to join something. This opportunity came and it’s something new, something exciting. It’s a new chapter in my life, so why not?”
“I’m looking forward to being able to showcase my personality in a way that people have never seen before,” she adds. “But, also, getting to know these women and be able to share and hear opinions and have friendly debates and talk about the news in a way that’s not so depressing.”