Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth are the new co-hosts on 'The Talk'.

Amanda Kloots

Amanda Kloots

The pair will make their debut alongside current panellists Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba on 4 January, stepping in to replace Marie Osmond, who left in September after a year, and Eve, who announced last month she was to depart after three seasons.

Former dancer Amanda is "thrilled and honoured" with her new job.

She said: "I am thrilled and honoured to join this incredible cast and crew. From the very first time I guest co-hosted on 'The Talk', I knew I was among a very special group of people.

"I look forward to starting off the new year with honest and thought-provoking discussions, mixed with plenty of fun and laughter too."

And 'Project Runway' judge Elaine is "beyond excited" and hopes to learn from the "phenomenal women" already on the panel.

She said: "I am beyond excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the phenomenal women of 'The Talk'.

"They have each made me feel right at home alongside them on this incredible platform that cultivates connection, kindness and understanding when we all need it most. I look forward to learning from them and lending my perspective to conversations that build bridges in this singular time in our world."

CBS bosses are delighted to have the pair on board.

CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said: "Amanda and Elaine are accomplished and relatable women, whose talents and personality stood out during their multiple guest appearances this fall.

"They bring a fresh new dimension to the show and we're very excited to have them join the panel. These five hosts together present a compelling mix of personalities and opinions that will continue to elevate the series and lead 'The Talk' well into the future."