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The Talk alum Marie Osmond boasts ‘I am grateful for my struggles’ as show ratings ‘plummet’ after her ‘firing’ 

THE Talk alum Marie Osmond shared that she's "grateful for struggles" as the program's ratings continue to "plummet" after her firing.

The 61-year-old only spent one year on the CBS talk show before exiting as changes continue to be made.

Marie took to Instagram recently to share a graphic that read, "Why not me?"

She then captioned it: "Today, against all possible odds, I am grateful for struggles. Not going to lie, I’m rarely a fan of the struggle while I’m in it, but when it’s over—I am grateful for what I learned.

"Part of the blessing is I know why I struggle. It’s beyond annoying to struggle and not even see an end in sight or think, 'why me?' But I know my trials guide me and make me a better person if I choose to let them."

Back in September, Marie released a statement that she was leaving the show to focus on projects and to spend time with her family.

But as The Sun previously reported, insiders claim Marie, who replaced creator Sara Gilbert, was actually "fired" from the show amid tensions with her cohosts.

A few months later, Eve also announced that she is quitting the series at the end of December after four seasons, as she “can’t travel" because she currently lives in London with her husband, Maximillion Cooper, and their family.

Insiders told Page Six that viewers aren't responding well to all the change.

A source said: "The View has been growing at a huge rate during the Covid lockdown, and The Talk is literally the lowest-rated show in the whole CBS lineup.

“At one point, The Talk and The View were only 30,000 viewers apart… Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood’s plan of getting rid of Marie Osmond was clearly a mistake in terms of ratings and number of viewers.”

CBS is also looking to fill the empty chairs on the program with late Broadway star Nick Cordero’s widow Amanda Kloots, being seen as a frontrunner.

An insider exclusively told The Sun: “The audience seems to really like Amanda on Facebook and she is the frontrunner for sure at this point.”

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughter Rumer, 32, and journalist Elaine Welteroth, 33, are also said to be up for permanent hosting spots.

The source added: “Rumer is really nice but her name has not helped with getting any bigger names as guests. Also viewers and cast and crew really like Elaine.”

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