The Real has signed Garcelle Beauvais as a permanent co-host for season 7 of the syndicated talk show.
“We’ve seen your comments and we couldn’t be more excited to announce @garcelle as our newest host!” the show shared on Instagram Monday evening.
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Beauvais will join returning hosts Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Houghton.
“I am thrilled to be joining the dynamic, bold and diverse women on the award-winning talk show The Real,” Beauvais added in a statement on the show’s Instagram post. “My love for pop culture and news blended with my natural gift of gab, has always made me gravitate towards a talk show environment. It’s also exciting that it’s happening right after my amazing time joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
The hiring follows the exit of Tamera Mowry-Housley, one of the show’s original hosts, who announced in July that she would not be returning. A month earlier, comedian Amanda Seales left the series after less than a year, saying: “The people at the top are not respecting the necessity for Black voices to be at the top too.”
Beauvais is a former fashion model with a long list of television acting credits. She previously had roles on The Jamie Foxx Show, NYPD Blue, Grimm, and Siren. She also co-hosted the syndicated entertainment show Hollywood Today Live. More recently, Beauvais joined the cast of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for the current Season 10.
The Real executive producer Rachel Miskowiec called Beauvais the “perfect addition” to the show.
“We are so thrilled to have Garcelle joining our ‘virtual’ Girl Chat Table,” Miskowiec said in a statement to Variety. “Her extensive career in front of and behind the camera, and her willingness to share her life and her points of view on important topics with us make her the perfect addition. We can’t wait for Season 7 to begin.”
The Real returns for Season 7 on Monday, Sept. 21. The show will be filming remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic.