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Carrie Ann Inaba officially joins 'The Talk' as a permanent co-host

Carrie Ann Inaba joined CBS' "The Talk" as

Carrie Ann Inaba joined CBS' "The Talk" as a panelist on Wednesday.  Credit: CBS / Sonja Flemming

"Dancing With the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba is succeeding Julie Chen as a panelist on the all-female CBS daytime discussion show "The Talk." 

Inaba, who turns 51 on Saturday, was introduced on Wednesday's edition of the program as a permanent co-host following two seasons as a recurring guest co-host.

She joins the panel of actress-producer Sara Gilbert, TV personality Sharon Osbourne, actress-comedian Sheryl Underwood and rapper Eve.

"Big Brother" host and former "The Early Show" co-anchor Chen, 48, wife of disgraced former CBS Corp. chairman and CEO Les Moonves, announced in September that she was leaving the show for family reasons.

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