Friday’s edition of “The Talk” proved to be an emotional one as longtime co-host Aisha Tyler said goodbye to the show after six seasons.
Back in June, Tyler revealed plans to leave the show, and with Friday marking her final episode she took the opportunity to honour co-hosts Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood.
“The treasure of this show is my friendships with you guys, and that is something I could never have expected when I walked in the door here,” she said. “I never imagined in a million years that it would be this magical of a place.”
She added: “The thing I’ll take with me from this show is how all of you made me, every day, want to be a better woman, and a better friend, and a better person… you four made me brave… you only have yourselves to blame for me leaving this show.”
In addition, Julie Chen shared her favourite memories of working alongside Tyler for all those years. “You have raised my game… even though I’m older, I’ve looked up to you like a big sister because, when you walked through the door here at ‘The Talk,’ I was just blown away,” she said.
“You are the funniest, the bawdiest, the smartest, the hardest working, and you made me sit straighter because I wanted to be worthy of sitting to your left,” added Chen before giving Tyler a kiss.
“The Talk” airs weekdays at 2 p.m. ET/PT on Global.
ET Canada caught up with Tyler at the Television Critics Association press tour, where she opened up about the roller coaster of emotions she was experiencing in the days leading up to her final show: