In an appearance Tuesday on her mom Sharon Osbourne‘s daytime show “The Talk,” Kelly said, “You know what? It was the five best working years of my life.”
“I am so grateful for the experience. Working with Joan Rivers for five years was incredible. I learned so much and … I’m excited for my future now. I want to try a new thing.”
On Feb. 27, Osbourne announced her departure as co-host of the E! show just days after co-panelist Giuliana Rancic angered viewers with her comments about actress Zendaya‘s Oscar-night dreadlocks. Rancic, 40, later apologized.
Sources told Page Six Osbourne was fuming at how E! handled the flap.
I DID NOT MAKE THE WEED COMENT. I DO NOT CONDONE RACISM SO AS A RSULT OF THIS IM SEREIOULSY QUESTIONONIG STAYING ON THE SHOW!— Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) February 24, 2015
The show is slated to return March 30, though no replacement for Osbourne has been named. E! reality starlet Khloé Kardashian‘s name has been tossed around, as have those of Nene Leakes and Kristin Cavallari.