Eve, formerly known as the “pitbull in the skirt” of Ruff Ryders will be joining the cast of CBS’ Emmy-nominated show, The Talk.
It was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, that Eve will be officially taking over the vacated seat of former co-host Aisha Tyler. Tyler announced in June, that she was leaving the talk show in order to take time to focus on her other projects and directing career. The 38-year-old Grammy Award-winner had been the guest star for the show, for the past couple of weeks. “We are thrilled to welcome Eve to the table as she brings a fun and fresh perspective to our already diverse panel,” Angelica McDaniel, the executive vice president of daytime programs at CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. “The great success of The Talk is due to the undeniable chemistry and bond of friendship between the hosts. Eve is an accomplished and dynamic performer, musician, wife and stepmother who fits in seamlessly, while also adding a new layer to the show as we continue to evolve season to season.”
Although Eve currently resides in London with her husband, British entrepreneur Maximillion Copper, and her four stepchildren, the decision to join the talk show was simple.
“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. 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. 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.”
Eve will be joining the existing cast consisting of Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood.