Garcelle Beauvais is now officially part of the team at The Real.
The mom and actress made her debut as a co-host on the season 7 premiere of the daytime talk show on Monday, Sept. 21, alongside Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Adrienne Houghton.
The show is still shooting remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. But everyone was there to welcome Beauvais, who also received a big congrats from her former co-star Jamie Foxx.
“Garcelle, congratulations on your new job on The Real. It makes sense because you are the realest,” Foxx said in a surprise video. “You are the best. You are blessed. I love you beyond. You’re going to bring something to that show that is so wonderful and beautiful.”
Beauvais played Francesca “Fancy” Monroe on The Jamie Foxx Show, which ran for five seasons and 100 episodes from 1996 to 2001.
Foxx made his former co-star laugh by singing “you fancy huh,” from the Drake single “Fancy.”
The actor and comedian then explained why his longtime friend is the perfect addition to The Real.
“You know what you’re talking about, so let it all hang out. I’m sending you blessings on your wonderful, wonderful accomplishment, and continue to bless us with your beauty and your mind,” Foxx said.
In August, it was announced that Beauvais would be replacing longtime host Tamera Mowry-Housley, who took a step back to focus on other creative endeavors.
Beauvais told her fellow hosts if the surprise videos are how they operate at the show, then she’s “scared of y’all.” However, she said she’s also thankful for the opportunity and gave details about what viewers can expect with her in the hosting chair.
“I’m a mom. I’m an actress. I’m a host. I’ve done a bunch of different things, but what I’m really happy about is now more than ever we need our sisterhood,” she said. “We want to support each other, uplift each other, have amazing conversations. Even if we disagree, we’re going to disagree respectfully. I’m thrilled for the opportunity.”
— The Real (@TheRealDaytime) September 21, 2020