Amanda Kloots, the wife of late Broadway star Nick Cordero, has been announced as one of the new co-hosts on The Talk.
The fitness trainer’s husband died in July after a three-month stay in the hospital due to health complications caused by coronavirus.
According to Deadline, Kloots and Elaine Welteroth have joined the CBS talk-show after making recent appearances as guest hosts.
The pair have landed permanent spots alongside Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba after former hosts Marie Osmond and Eve stepped away from the show this year.
Kloots, who will officially join the panel on January 4, said in a statement: ‘I am thrilled and honored to join this incredible cast and crew. From the very first time I guest co-hosted on The Talk, I knew I was among a very special group of people.
‘I look forward to starting off the new year with honest and thought-provoking discussions, mixed with plenty of fun and laughter too.’
CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl added: ‘Amanda and Elaine are accomplished and relatable women, whose talents and personality stood out during their multiple guest appearances this fall.
‘They bring a fresh new dimension to the show and we’re very excited to have them join the panel.’
She continued: ‘These five hosts together present a compelling mix of personalities and opinions that will continue to elevate the series and lead The Talk well into the future.’