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Akbar Gbajabiamila Joins 'The Talk' as Co-Host

Akbar Gbajabiamila Joins 'The Talk' as Co-Host

NBC’s American Ninja Warrior and American Ninja Warrior Junior host Akbar Gbajabiamila has joined The Talk as a co-host on the CBS daytime talk show!

The 42-year-old old former NFL player joins fellow co-hosts Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots and Jerry O’Connell on the panel.

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“It’s a new day in daytime for Season 12 of The Talk and we are thrilled to welcome Akbar to the family. His engaging personality, openness and quick wit really impressed us when he appeared as a guest co-host last season,” Heather Gray, executive producer and showrunner of The Talk, said in a statement.

“It is an absolute honor to be joining The Talk as a host! I am so excited for this new generation of such a long-standing establishment. 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,” Akbar said.

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