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Carrie Ann Inaba has reportedly closed a deal to permanently replace Julie Chen on the CBS daytime hit The Talk, according to Variety.
Inaba has been one of several guest hosts filling in for Chen since she departed from the show in September after her husband, CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves was accused of sexual harassment and assault and ousted from the broadcasting company. Chen remains the host of CBS’s Big Brother.
According to Variety, a CBS representative declined to comment on the story, but sources in the know have revealed Inaba, who has been on judge on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars since it premiered in 2005, will join fellow hosts Sara Gilbert, Eve, Sheryl Underwood and Sharon Osbourne at The Talk’s table in January.