Akbar Gbajabiamila Joins ‘The Talk’ As Co-Host

American Ninja Warrior personality Akbar Gbajabiamila is joining the CBS talk show as a permanent co-host for Season 12. Gbajabiamila is essentially replacing Elaine Welteroth, who stepped down from the dais on Tuesday. (Or maybe he’s replacing Carrie Ann Inaba, who, following a lengthy hiatus, officially left The Talk earlier this month.)