O’Connell is the first male co-host to hitch the present alongside Sheryl Underwood, Elaine Welteroth, Amanda Kloots and Carrie Ann Inaba. His involvement within the present was introduced in July months after Osbourne departed the present within the wake of a racism scandal that started with an uncomfortable on-screen second.
Talking on the Radio Andy present “Bevelations,” Bevy Smith requested the most recent member of “The Discuss” household what it was prefer to take over amid one of many present’s largest controversies so far. The star admitted there was undoubtedly discomfort within the air among the many solid and crew. Nonetheless, he wasn’t aware of the small print of the drama earlier than he agreed to get on board with the present.
“It is humorous, I did not know the precise particulars of every part that occurred. I bear in mind studying that Sharon Osborne was now not on The Discuss after which I used to be actually on there,” he defined.
As for the way he handled the drama as soon as he was there, O’Connell linked the scenario to being a “rebound man” in a relationship. He famous that, when he started relationship his spouse, Rebecca Romijn, she was simply coming off a divorce together with her husband of six years, John Stamos.
“And I am going to inform you, being that rebound man is enjoyable, you are able to do no improper,” he mentioned. “My spouse would get depressed and I would be like, ‘What are you depressed about? Like, let’s go have enjoyable. Who cares?'”
He continued: “Coming in right here proper after Sharon Osbourne left, I might inform there was trauma with this group, you understand, they have been shook, they have been shooketh. And I got here in and I used to be like, ‘Hey guys, I do not know something about that. Like, let’s simply have a superb time.’ And anytime it was even introduced up, I used to be like, ‘Hey guys, guys, guys, that wasn’t me, please. Can we not speak about that immediately?'”
Osbourne had a heated change with co-host Sheryl Underwood wherein she expressed her assist for Piers Morgan after he left “Good Morning Britain” over differing opinions about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. Now, Osbourne is claiming that producers orchestrated the scenario.
In a current interview with DailyMailTV, Osbourne accused producers of orchestrating the incident and the following backlash.
“All of them knew the query and so they all knew what was taking place. I felt completely betrayed,” she mentioned.
She finally jumped ship from the speak present in March.