FANS of The Talk could hardly recognize Sheryl Underwood as she ditched the drama and took the stage in Monday's Halloween-themed episode dressed as professional athlete Lamar Jackson.
The Talk star was able to take a break for some fun despite the fact she's feuding with Natalie Morales.
The show shared the costumes on Instagram.
Co-hosts Amanda Kloots, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Jerry O'Connell, Natalie Morales and Sheryl Underwood wore sports-themed looks, from Megan Rapinoe to Tom Brady and more.
It was Sheryl's costume that fans couldn't stop talking about though, as she looked entirely unrecognizable.
The 57-year-old dressed as Lamar Jackson, the quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens football team.
Sheryl posed with her hands around the collar of her jersey, sporting her hair in braids, just like Lamar, and fake facial hair around her mouth.
She appeared to be wearing all the typical gear under a convincing copy of the 24-year-old's uniform.
Although fans have been on the fence about her co-hosting abilities as of late, they couldn't help but be impressed by her creative costume.
One fan wrote: "Sheryl dressed up as our Raven LAMAR JACKSON for Halloween. Thank you for representing Baltimore."
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Another wrote: "Thank you Sheryl for representing the best team in football…. THE BALTIMORE RAVENS!!!"
A third commenter added: "I can’t wait, this ought to be funny. You all do such a great job! I hate if I miss your show anytime. I love your discussions of sorts, it just makes my afternoon. Keep up the good job."
THAT'S NOT ALL
Sheryl, along with her co-hosts, sported two looks for the Halloween show.
In addition to her ode to Lamar, she dressed up as pop singer Lizzo.
Sheryl was photographed on Instagram wearing an all-white ensemble, similar to a look the "Boys" singer rocked in the past.
Jerry, 47, dressed as Harry Styles and the former New England Patriots quarterback.
Natalie, 49, suited up as Ariana Grande and the United States Women's Soccer star.
Akbar, 42, tackled Bruno Mars and Shaquille O'Neil.
Amanda, 39, dressed up as Lady Gaga and Lindsey Vonn.
'HARD TO WATCH'
Natalie is the newest addition to The Talk cast.
Although she hasn't been on the show's panel for long, fans are loving what she brings to the show.
Natalie was announced as a permanent co-host at the beginning of this month. She took over as the show's lead from Sheryl, whom fans were growing tired of.
Since joining the cast, viewers have been raving about Natalie's abilities. The show's Facebook page is flooded with comments singing her praises, with some viewers crediting her with breathing new life into the show.
One comment read: "So glad Sheryl has taken a backseat and Natalie is running the show! I did not like what happened with Sharon and I did not like when Sheryl kind of took over! Show was awful after Sharon and other hosts exit Now with the mi of people you have on the show is almost back to normal."
"I am so happy that Natalie is on the show. She brings so much finesse, organization and character back to the show," another fan wrote.
One Facebook user commented: "This show was getting hard to watch! Natalie wow you are amazing! Amanda glad you stayed and bringing on the men have made this show work. It was getting stale and needed some young blood.
"Just one more to swap out to bring the whole great new era!"
READY FOR CHANGE
Fans have been calling for Sheryl to leave The Talk for some time now.
Several of the recent Facebook comments have been fans suggesting Sheryl be fired.
"If they truly want to revamp this show, they need to replace Sheryl," one commenter wrote.
Another added: "Sheryl needs to go…she will drag this show down as long as CBS leaves her on it…"
Ratings seemingly reflect fans' opinions. Before Natalie's arrival, viewership had been trending downward.
They've slowly begun to rise again, which is good news for the network. The increase in ratings comes in spite of tension on the set, sparked mostly by the new addition.
As previously reported by The Sun, an insider said Sheryl felt "blindsided" by Natalie joining the show's cast.
The source said she "felt she should have been consulted and kept in the loop out of respect for her seniority with the show."
They added: "There is so much hoopla surrounding Natalie and so much publicity and airtime devoted to her joining the show.
"Amanda has Dancing With the Stars and is getting lots of attention so that makes Sheryl feel like she's not getting the eyeballs that she wants.
"Sheryl feels she isn't getting credit for being the glue that holds the show together."
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