CBS has announced Akbar Gbajabiamila as a new permanent co-host for season 12 of “The Talk.”
The former NFL star, who is currently the host of NBC’s “America Ninja Warrior” and “American Ninja Warrior Junior,” will take a seat at the table alongside Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, and Jerry O’Connell.
Akbar took to social media to share his excitement about joining “The Talk.”
In a post on his Instagram page, he wrote:
Praise God for this exciting news. It is an absolute honor to be joining @thetalkcbs as a host! I am so excited for this new generation of such a hallmark establishment in daytime television. To be a part of this diverse group, is truly a dream and a new statement for ‘The Talk.’
In a world as divided as ours, I look forward to showing up as my fun and authentic self everyday and advocating for conversation over confrontation. My prayer is that I will add value to the consciousness of our viewers and make this world a better place.
See his original post below.
The new season of “The Talk” premieres on Monday, September 13.
Congratulations to Akbar Gbajabiamila. I’m sure he’s going to be a great addition to the show.