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Sharon Osbourne has confirmed the rumor that she'll be talking a break from CBS' lady-bunch gabfest The Talk after just one season. However, she tells AOL TV that contrary to popular belief, unrest amongst her co-stars is not the reason for her departure.

"I've kept it no secret that I really miss my husband," she claims. "He'll have been on tour for 18 months by the time it's over. I've spent a lot of time away from him. He gets a break at the end of September and so I've asked [the show] for a little break so I can be with him."

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The moonlighting America's Got Talent judge is not leaving entirely though — she expects to pop up from time to time in a reduced role when The Talk returns in the fall.

"I don't want to give [it] up. It's a great, great show. We've all worked really hard over the last year. I'm not going to walk away from that. I just need some real good quality time to be with my hubby."

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Osbourne describes herself as "close" to fellow Talkers Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini.