Andy Cohen calls out ‘The Talk’ for leaning on one host: ‘CBS should quadruple your salary’

Jerry O’Connell was on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Monday, and The Talk co-host was caught off guard when Cohen claimed he carried the daytime show.

“I have to say, I have been noticing all day, Jerry, because I saw you this morning too, you have been hunched over all day,” Cohen said. “And I know it's because you are carrying The Talk on your back. Honestly. I'm sorry but CBS should quadruple your salary. There is one person carrying the show and I'm sorry but he is sitting right here because without Jerry there ain't no show. There ain't no show without Jerry.”

“We love everyone at The Talk,” said O’Connell while Cohen was ranting. “I am currently employed there…Andy’s words, not mine. I love everyone.”

O’Connell was a popular guest and guest-host on the show for years before CBS made him an permanent co-host in 2021. And some viewers agreed with Cohen’s take that O’Connell has been carrying the show recently. While O’Connell refuted Cohen’s assertions, it was the late night host who got in the last word.

“Guess what, there’s no show without Jerry,” he said, before moving on to another topic.

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ANDY COHEN: I have to say I've been noticing-- I mean, all day, Jerry, because I saw you this morning too-- you've been like hunched over all day. And I know that it's because you are carrying the torque on your back. Honestly.

KYLIE MAR: Jerry O'Connell was on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Monday, where the talk show host was caught off guard when Andy claimed he carries the daytime show.

ANDY COHEN: I'm sorry but CBS should quadruple your salary--

JERRY O'CORNNELL: We love everyone at "The Talk."

ANDY COHEN: Because there's one person who is carrying that show.

JERRY O'CORNNELL: I am currently employed there. They're all my friends.

ANDY COHEN: And I'm sorry, but he's sitting out here because without Jerry--

JERRY O'CORNNELL: I have to see them in 6 hours.

ANDY COHEN: --there ain't no show. There ain't no show without Jerry.

KYLIE MAR: Jerry was a popular guest and guest host on the show for years before CBS made him a permanent co-host in 2021. And some viewers agreed with Andy's take that Jerry has been carrying the show recently. While Jerry refuted Andy's assertions, it was the late night host who got in the last word.

JERRY O'CORNNELL: Andy's words--

ANDY COHEN: Good luck, everybody.

JERRY O'CORNNELL: --not mine. I love everyone. I love the world.

ANDY COHEN: And guess what?

- Love is love.

ANDY COHEN: There's no show there without Jerry. Anyway--

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